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Old 10-22-04, 02:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy 1.0-6111 and kernel 2.6.9 stable

I just upgraded my kernel to 2.6.9 from 2.6.8.1 and can no longer build/install the nvidia module correctly. This problem is similar to the one mentioned about 2.6.9-rc5, however I do not want to patch my kernel. The following output was logged in /var/log/messages:

modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/2.6.9/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

And here is the /var/log/syslog entry (same as dmesg):

kernel: nvidia: Unknown symbol __VMALLOC_RESERVE

I have had to revert back to using 2.6.8.1 while a await a fix. I used the following commandlines to try the driver installation

nvidia-installer -f --opengl-headers
nvidia-installer -f --opengl-headers --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux
nvidia-installer -f --opengl-headers --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux-2.6.9

none of them worked.

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Old 10-22-04, 02:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1.0-6111 and kernel 2.6.9 stable

This is a known problem, there are a variety of threads with preliminary workarounds on this forum. The various incompatibilities with recent Linux 2.6 kernels will be addressed with a future NVIDIA driver release.
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Old 10-22-04, 04:01 PM   #3
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Question Re: 1.0-6111 and kernel 2.6.9 stable

Isn't this possible to fix patching the kernel glue?

If so, someone could rebuild the .sh installer. Isn't minion.de active anymore?
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Old 10-22-04, 04:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1.0-6111 and kernel 2.6.9 stable

Yes, the required changes can be made in the open source wrapper, though some of the changes are more involved than it would seem (if done properly).
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Old 10-23-04, 02:22 AM   #5
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Default Re: 1.0-6111 and kernel 2.6.9 stable

get the patch here:
http://ngc891.blogdns.net/index.php?...nvidia-drivers

heres what nvidia says:

On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 04:14:46PM -0400, wrote:
> Hi,
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> Version 6111 was working just fine in linux 2.6.8.1 (with no patches).
> I installed kernel 2.6.9, and all of a sudden the driver fails to load:
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> (yes, I did reinstall/recompile the driver after kernel upgrade...)
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> kernel: nvidia: Unknown symbol __VMALLOC_RESERVE

Hi,

thank you for your report; we are aware of incompatibilities with
recent Linux 2.6 kernels and hope to release an updated driver soon.

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Old 10-23-04, 04:08 AM   #6
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Default Re: 1.0-6111 and kernel 2.6.9 stable

Thanks all of you for the help... The main reason I don't want to patch the kernel is I needed to upgrade due to memory leaks and other wierd memory issues with 2.6.8.1 (and the whole non-root user cd/dvd writing thing). It looks like the patches out there change something to do with the memory management in the kernel... so guess what, I'm not willing to apply those patches. At least NVidia is aware of the problem, which was the main reason for me posting this thread. Seeing as I didn't see much else about 2.6.9 and 1.0-6111 drivers I thought I would post this.
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