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Old 12-12-02, 05:02 PM   #1
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Question 2.5.x status

Does anyone know when the nvidia driver will compile and run on 2.5?
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Old 12-12-02, 07:27 PM   #2
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When 2.6 is released. :P

There's some patches for 2.5 against 1.0-3123, however they don't work with 2.5.48+ (?) due to numerous changes with modules.

The two pages I've been watching that contain patches haven't been updated for some time.

http://www.minion.de/nvidia.html
http://web.starman.ee/mdkdev/
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Old 12-12-02, 07:31 PM   #3
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Darn, I run 2.5.50.
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Old 12-12-02, 10:49 PM   #4
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2.5.x kernels are development and it would be stupid for nVidia to try and follow them, well atleast a waste of time.
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Old 12-14-02, 10:09 PM   #5
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Updated patches for ~2.5.51 for 1.0-4191 at http://www.minion.de/nvidia.html

I've run a quick /timedemo four in q3a, worked alright, nothing beside that. First time in 2.5 with good drivers.

Some of the past comments about these patches sound like there may be problems with X hanging on exit.

Update --

Well, so far so good. Been running this for a few days playing some RTCW and everything seems alright.

A note for anyone trying to change to 2.5, you'll need a new modutils package (now module-init-tools) from http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...rusty/modules/

It's easiest to just install (/usr/local) module-init-tools (I'm using 0.9.3), cd /sbin and mkdir old ; mv *mod* old/ ; ln -s /usr/local/sbin/*mod* ./

Take care with the above, it's more of a general guideline (of what to move/look for) than a runnable command, I don't want you to lose something important that isn't part of modutils. :P

You'll also want to put the system modutils package on "hold" so future distro updates don't overwrite the new files.

Also, I had problems with 2.5.51 automatically loading the module, but modprobe/insmod nvidia.o worked. Debian has /etc/modules for loading modules on boot, so I just threw it in there.

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Old 12-18-02, 06:18 PM   #6
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If anyone is using this patch and downloaded prior to December 17th, there's been an update that fixes an rmap related memory leak.

http://www.minion.de/nvidia.html
http://www.minion.de/files/NVIDIA_ke...91-2.5-tl.diff

* This version fixes a memory leak in the PTE lookup macro on Linux 2.5 or 2.4-rmap kernels, where calls to pte_offset_map were not properly matched by calls to pte_unmap (see the recent "rmap and nvidia?" thread on the LKML for details).


For those not into the 1.0-4191 drivers, there are patches for 1.0-3123 as well as an update that allows it to work with ~2.5.48+ kernels.

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