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Old 06-04-04, 10:47 AM   #133
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Default Re: Nvidia working on new driver for 2.6.5

SuLinUX: those drivers there are perfect examples of what i'm talking about. They could very easily make the system crash or have security hole because they use up too much stack space. The 4k stack stuff is a work in progress, which is why its not yet the kernel default. Fedora uses it because Fedora is by its very mission statement a distrubution for experimenting with new technologies. Getting 4k stacks tested out by a wide number of users in Fedora is a good thing for kernel developers. Better for users, as well, as more issues are found and fixed before it becomes the default in mainline and other distros.

I will agree that breaking kernel ABI is absolutely horrible in a stable series. If a driver compiled and loaded into kernel 2.0, it should still damn well do so in 2.6, and 2.8, etc. ABI/API shouldn't be broken until 3.0. Even with Open Source drivers, it's insane that you have to upgrade your entire kernel just to get support for a new device. But, unfortunately, that isn't how the kernel developers work.
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Old 06-04-04, 11:00 AM   #134
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Default Re: Nvidia working on new driver for 2.6.5

Hence why nvidia are taking along time with this driver release, it would'nt surprise me if nvidia are getting stack overflows right left and center. This driver release is the most wantered ever.
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Old 06-13-04, 08:54 PM   #135
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Default yum and kernel-module-nvidia (not found)


I'm trying to install kernel-module-nvidia using yum. I followed instructions on how to point yum.conf to livna repositories. However, I'm not able to find any kernel-module-nvidia packages out there (yum info kernel-module-nvidia* shows nothing). Has it been removed? Below if my yum.conf. Thanks.



name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates

#name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Unreleased Updates

#name=Fedora Core $releasever - Development Tree

name=Fedora Core 2 -- Fedora US mirror

name=Fedora Core 2 updates -- Fedora US mirror

name=Fedora Linux (stable) for Fedora Core 2 -- Fedora US mirror

name=Livna.org Fedora Compatible Packages (stable)
baseurl= http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/stable

name=Livna.org Fedora Compatible Packages (unstable)

name=Livna.org Fedora Compatible Packages (testing)

name=JPackage Cross-Platform Packages

name=JPackage Fedora Packages

name=macromedia.mplug.org - Flash Plugin
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Old 06-13-04, 11:10 PM   #136
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Default Re: Nvidia working on new driver for 2.6.5

There probably isn't one in the Fedora Core 2 channels since, as this entire thread points out, the driver isn't bloody compatible with FC2. Not without a patched kernel, which the repository does not, to my knowledge, supply. You can install the non-RPM driver on top of a patched kernel such as the one provided by Linuxant.
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Old 06-15-04, 01:35 PM   #137
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Default Re: Nvidia working on new driver for 2.6.5

Yes, sorry for the confusion but Livna has not created the rpm for FC2. I use a modified version of the RPM that does build for FC2 but that won't work without some cleanup...
For now, use the nvidia installer. You can expect them to build a compatible rpm when the new driver is released -- it might not happen before that.
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Old 06-16-04, 03:51 AM   #138
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Default Re: Nvidia working on new driver for 2.6.5

Originally Posted by hayaka

And if you don't like the current state of drivers, fix them yourself. That's the whole point of open source. Compile your kernel with 8k stacks which currently work. And even better yet, make a package out of it and distribute it so others can use it.
The whole problem is the Nvidia driver is not open sourced. If it were, I believe Fedora Core 2 would be released including a patched version.
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