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Old 03-27-05, 01:03 PM   #205
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@Hammett: the dependency on agpgart.ko was introduced when AGPGART stopped exporting the "drm_agp" function pointer table via the now deprecated inter_module_* mechanism in Linux 2.6.11; please note that agpgart.ko is not required to be loaded if the target kernel was configured/built without AGPGART support (i.e. neither modular, nor static) and that it doesn't include backend functionality and thus doesn't interfere with NvAGP (in fact, the dependency on agpgart.ko exists, in part, to allow the NVIDIA driver to determine if it's safe to use NvAGP). There's a known performance problem when AGPGART is used, please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=47405 for information on how to resolve it.
If I need to load agpgart in order to built nvidia's module, that means I have to built a new kernel with agpgart module enabled, otherwise modproble agpgart will report in an error of module not found and nvidia's installer will fail (correct me if I'm wrong, but how do I load a module that's not been compiled? thus nvidia module will use agpgart (as was my case)).

As for now, I will stick to 2.6.9 and 6629 drivers, that are those that work best for me, but I think this new driver has been built in a weird way. Far too confusing to install, messing around with NvAGP and AGPGART and lack of information, and I don't see any increased performance in this new driver at all.
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Old 03-27-05, 03:54 PM   #206
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<zander>@snaboofypop: judging from these Oops messages, the NVIDIA kernel module hasn't been loaded, yet, when the problem occurs.
Yes. I've since built 2.6.11.6 (and am running it now) with no problems. It seems something in the bk kernels 2.6.12-bk1, 2.6.12-bk2 seriously breaks trips on my system. Usually they work quite well, (and it's the same build script I used for 2.6.11.6), but it isn't an Nvidia issue...
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Old 03-27-05, 04:40 PM   #207
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Exact same problem here. Installer says it cannot find kernel source. putting --kernel-source-path to the installer does not help either.
Any solution?

I am having the same problem. I tried Alt0 install like someone suggested and the kernel source still cannot be found and compiled by NVIDIA installer.
I intalled source off urpm, I moved the installer .run file into the /usr/src/tars like someone suggested. My Nvidia drivers worked fine in FC3, but I had a problem with HL2 not runnig with cedaga. I have tried 7 different distros and I cannot find the right fit, Gentoo, Debain, Suese, Elx, FC3,4, Mandrake 10.2.3b and I'm sure I tried another one along this month long journey trying to make linux work on my home box with intel 2.4 ghz celeron, 512DDR ram, 5500FX video card, PC chips MOBO, cheap but works. I have Linux on one 60gig HD and WINXP on another 60 gig. I first tried linux Mandrake 7 back a few years ago. I really like the open source idea and I am impressed with linux progress. I'm a frustrated DAD trying to show my kids this new OS and I can't get everything tuned and working like I like it. I've googled and read everything but the Kernel manual itself, Can anyone help?? I have can't seem to find the right solution to really start using linux everyday, including games!! I'm a tech in the security industry so I understand things real well, I just need some better guidence to get things moving for me. My email is jtech67@gmail.com if someone can answer some direct questions for me!!
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Old 03-27-05, 06:07 PM   #208
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@Hammett: future `nvidia-installer` versions will preload agpgart.ko automatically, making the dependency transparent at install time (i.e. when the installer tries to test-load nvidia.ko); please note that agpgart.ko is only required to be loaded if the target kernel was configured to include either static or modular AGPGART support (CONFIG_AGP=y or CONFIG_AGP=m), AGPGART support is not required to use 1.0-7167 (the exception being current Linux 2.6.11-bk and Linux 2.6.12-rc pre-release kernels, please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=47405 for information on how to resolve this problem).
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Old 03-27-05, 06:16 PM   #209
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@snaboofypop: yes, continued active development in the Linux 2.6 branch renders the latest development kernels bad candidates for production environments; I'd recommend using proven distribution kernels (as these have undergone extensive testing) or the respective stable (i.e. the recently introduced Linux 2.6.x.y series) releases.
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Old 03-28-05, 01:31 AM   #210
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mmh... 71.67 freezes X under actual Slackware-current with 2.4.x kernel
66.29 works fine.
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Old 03-28-05, 07:49 AM   #211
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Is anybody getting better results than the 6629 driver here?, because this driver is truly bad with huge performance loss. How can nvidia produce a driver like this after such a long wait, it supposed to be getting better not worse.
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Old 03-28-05, 09:27 AM   #212
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Hi all,

I'm installing the Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1 driver for the latest stable kernel 2.6.11.6. My card is GeForce4 MX 440.

It cannot even compile the nvidia.ko module--something fails in "os-interface.c" as the excerpt of the installation log shows below. I tried with modprobe -q agpgart, but the error is the same.

Excerpt of the log:

include2/asm/io.h: In function `check_signature':
include2/asm/io.h:242: warning: wrong type argument to increment
In file included from /tmp/selfgz28457/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-interface.c:26:
warning: #warning "conftest.sh failed, assuming remap_page_range(4)!"
/tmp/selfgz28457/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-interface.c: In function `os_set_mlock_capability':
/tmp/selfgz28457/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-interface.c:1260: error: structure has no member named `rlim'
make[4]: *** [/tmp/selfgz28457/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-interface.o] Error 1
make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/selfgz28457/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1/usr/src/nv] Error 2
make[2]: *** [modules] Error 2
NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
nvidia.ko failed to build!

I'd appreciate very much for any help/recommendations.

Many thanks,

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Old 03-28-05, 11:27 AM   #213
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@SuLinUX: are you seeing reduced performance in specific applications or across the board? In the former case, which applications (the `nvidia-bug-report.sh` log file and reproduction steps would be helpdful)? In the latter case, please note that there is a known performance problem with 1.0-7167 and AGPGART (see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=47405); we hope to release an updated driver that addresses this regression very soon.
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Old 03-28-05, 11:28 AM   #214
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@razi: is the kernel source tree you're building against properly configured? Please attach the complete /var/log/nvidia-installer.log file.
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Old 03-28-05, 01:54 PM   #215
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@SuLinUX: are you seeing reduced performance in specific applications or across the board? In the former case, which applications (the `nvidia-bug-report.sh` log file and reproduction steps would be helpdful)? In the latter case, please note that there is a known performance problem with 1.0-7167 and AGPGART (see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=47405); we hope to release an updated driver that addresses this regression very soon.
Can't speak for SuLinuX, but I'm seeing very bad performance (feels like software rendering) in older OpenGL games such as Q3 and ET. Doom 3 and UT2004 run just fine.
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Old 03-29-05, 02:31 AM   #216
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@razi: is the kernel source tree you're building against properly configured? Please attach the complete /var/log/nvidia-installer.log file.
@zander: I do suspect something is wrong with my .config, though it's the same one that I used for 2.6.9, which works well with Nvidia's 1.0-6111. I'll tweak around with my .config first, then I'll get back with the nvidia-installer.log if it still fails. Thanks a lot!
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