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Old 01-12-06, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Cannot install Nvidia Geforce MX 4000

I am trying to install an Nvidia Geforce MX 4000. The installation script provided with the Nvidia driver "Nvidia-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run" fails on scsi.s 2.4.31 and scsi2.s 2.4.31. I attempted to compile the kernel manually and found that "make menuconfig", "make dep", etc. all give me the same errors. I followed the bug report trail only to learn that gcc.gnu.org does not welcome bug reports on gcc version 3.3.6. They advise upgrading to 3.4. I loaded bare.i 2.4.31 on an IDE machine and it compiled fine. The problem is that none of the scsi kernels will compile and I need the Nvidia card in a scsi server. It is my understanding that compiling the kernel is a requirement prior to the Nvidia installation.

Please help if you can.
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Old 01-12-06, 07:05 PM   #2
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You should not need to compile any kernel to install the NVIDIA graphics driver. You just need to have the kernel source installed.

Which distribution are you running?
Please post /var/log/nvidia-installer.log

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Old 01-12-06, 10:08 PM   #3
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I am using the Slackware distribution. I can get the logfile later. I am attempting to load another version of scsi.s right now. The Nvidia installer attempts to run several make commands. That is why I am trying to run them manually. Make menuconfig, make dep, make clean, etc. all produce the same errors that the Nvidia installer produces.

Basically, the Nvidia installer will not run. I am attempting to learn why, correct the problem, and run the installer. The Nvidia installer determines that my kernel does not support the card and that the Nvidia site does not have a precompiled kernel that supports scsi and the Geforce MX 4000. So, it attempts to compile a new kernel. It fails.

Are you saying there is an easier way?
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Old 01-12-06, 10:15 PM   #4
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I'm afraid I don't know what scsi.s is, however I've successfully installed 1.0-8174 and 1.0-8178 in Slackware 10.2 without any problems.

Are you running a Slackware kernel?

-Lonni
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Old 01-12-06, 10:37 PM   #5
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I'm afraid I don't know what scsi.s is, however I've successfully installed 1.0-8174 and 1.0-8178 in Slackware 10.2 without any problems.

Are you running a Slackware kernel?

-Lonni
Yes, I am running a Slackware kernel. When you install from cd, and you get the prompt to boot, if you enter nothing, it boots the kernel bare.i. If I allow this to happen, none of my scsi drives work. So, at the boot prompt, I enter scsi.s to force the scsi kernel instead of the bare kernel.

The reason that you can install 8178 with no problems is that bare.i will recompile if the installer determines that a new kernel must be built. Since scsi.s will not compile, the Nvidia installer fails.
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Old 01-12-06, 10:46 PM   #6
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No kernel need to be recompiled to install the nvidia driver. As I've already stated, you need to have the kernel source for the kernel you're running installed.

Please post /var/log/nvidia-installer.log

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Old 01-12-06, 11:01 PM   #7
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OK. I just terminated an installation of 10.0 to determine if I could get any results on that version. I am now installing 10.2 which is where this all started. Once installed and running, I will run the Nvidia install and provide you the logfile. I will likely be am before I get this to the board.

Thanks for your help. Please check back tomorrow.
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Old 01-13-06, 02:27 PM   #8
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Contents of /var/log/nvidia-installer.log:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Jan 13 12:26:29 2006

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
-> Performing CC test with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.4.31/build'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.4.31/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
rm -f nv.o nv-vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-linux.o nv_comp
iler.h *.d NVdriver nvidia.o
rm -f stprof stprof.o symtab.h
-> Building kernel module:
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.4.31/build SY
SOUT=/lib/modules/2.4.31/build'...
echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -n 1`\" > nv_compiler.h
cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
arentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -fno-common -UDEBUG -
U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -DNTRM -DNV
RM -DDYNAMIC_SLI -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=
8178 -I. -I/lib/modules/2.4.31/build/include -Wsign-compare -Wno-cast-qual
-Wno-error nv.c
cc: Internal error: Killed (program cc1)
Please submit a full bug report.
See <URL:http://gcc.gnu.org/bugs.html> for instructions.
make[1]: *** [nv.o] Error 1
make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
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Old 01-13-06, 02:34 PM   #9
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what is your cc/gcc version?
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Old 01-13-06, 02:36 PM   #10
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gcc version 3.3.6. It is what came with the Slackware 10.2 distribution.
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Old 01-13-06, 03:08 PM   #11
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Here's the problem:
######
cc: Internal error: Killed (program cc1)
Please submit a full bug report.
See <URL:http://gcc.gnu.org/bugs.html> for instructions.
make[1]: *** [nv.o] Error 1
make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
#####

Something is wrong with your C compiler, OS environment, or hardware. This isn't an nvidia driver issue. You should probably talk to the Slackware folks about this problem, or try using a newer/different gcc.

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Old 01-18-06, 12:00 AM   #12
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Your three theories about what is wrong are incorrect. I tested the C compiler on an IDE machine that used the bare.i kernel. It worked flawlessly. I then acquired another identical server. It has precisely the same motherboard, cpu card, interfaces, bios, etc. The only difference is the hard drive size. It exhibited the same problems. That eliminates OS environment and hardware.

Since I did purchase Nvidia cards for these servers, it would be great to get some help from Nvidia instead of defenses that there is nothing wrong with your driver. I am sure there is nothing wrong with the Nvidia driver. However, that fact does not help get your product installed and working.

Is Nividia interested in helping me resolve this?
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