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Old 02-02-06, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module - kernel 2.6.16-rc1

Hello everybody,

I've a linux slackware 10.2 with a vanilla kernel 2.6.16-rc1 on a Compal DAT23 laptop with a "VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34M [GeForce FX Go5200] (rev a1)" (according to lspci).

I've downloaded the (last) driver for linux, ran (as root) :
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run

it failed tring to make the module.

nvidia-installer.log is attached as well as the .config (renamed as config.txt) used for kernel making.

Please feel free to ask any more information.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Didier Spaier, Paris
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Old 02-02-06, 04:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module - kernel 2.6.16-rc1

Did you apply this patch?
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62021

Thanks,
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Old 02-02-06, 05:14 PM   #3
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I just did -- now it works!

Thanks a lot , Lonni
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Old 02-03-06, 05:28 AM   #4
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Default Re: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module - kernel 2.6.16-rc1

And now, it works with 2.6.16-rc2 too

BTW, I Use two kernels (the latest prepatch for the stable Linux kernel tree and the latest snapshot for the stable Linux kernel tree -- for now 2.6.15.2 and 2.6.16-rc2).

At first I coudn't use nvidia driver on both, because the installer remove the former when it install a new one.

Eventually I founded a quirky way to get the same driver installed for both kernels :
1. Install the driver for the first kernel
2. To install the driver for the second kernel, don't use the installer but issue following command (eg) :
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run --extract-only
then cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1, edit the Makefile to delete all 'rm' commands and run make install.

You should obviously use the same driver for both kernels and I bet there *is* a cleaner way -- which I'd be pleased to know but at least this one did work for me.
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Old 02-03-06, 08:03 AM   #5
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You can use `sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run -K` to install a kernel module for the running kernel, only.
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Ok, I should have noticed that in the advanced help options -- thanks zander
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You're welcome; by the way, the various options are also documented in the nvidia-installer manual page.
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