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Old 09-09-06, 02:56 AM   #1
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Default problems upgrading to 6200 on SuSE 10.1

Hi,

I messed up an upgrade from a GeForce 4 MX440-8X card to a 6200 (forgot to reduce run level). I am trying to restore my driver / X combination from the command line and am falling over with the nvidia install routines. So, no X at present but the system seems happy enough with the 6200 card (it is mentioned in the boot sequence and in the SaX.log before I end up getting a error loading nvidia.ko).

I have tried both the SuSE recommended approach and the NVidia alternative as per the download instructions.

My config is SuSE 10.1
Kernel 2.6.16.21-0.13-default
I have kernel-source, gcc, make, pkgconfig x-org-x11-server-sdk in place

There is a file called nvidia.ko in the directory /lib/modules/2.6.16.21-0.13-default/weak-updates/

...but it won't load according to the SaX.log

The nvidia-installer (ncurses) reports the following sequence in it's log (sorry I haven't worked out how to get the log file onto this machine from the other box):

- older driver in place - remove? {yes}
- no precompiled kernel interface found - attempt to download {yes}
- download failed (unable to connect - unknown host)
- installer will need to compile interface
- performs sanity checks and tries to compile stuff

I then get a stream of errors which appear to start when the system cannot find stdarg.h

The chain of files/lines implicated appear to be nv.c, nv-linux.h:50 and nv.c:14 and finally /usr/src/linux/2.6.16.21-0.13-default/include/linux/kernel.h:10:20 error: stdarg.h no such file or directory.

There then follow a load of references to va_list etc.

An ls on the directory confirms no stdarg.h

Any suggestions much appreciated. Is this falling over because my kernel sources are lacking stdarg.h? Is this a side effect of the failed attempt to connect to download.nvidia.com? Any tips on how to get send the log files between machines connected to the net, but not directly connected?

Regards,

Amit
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Old 09-15-06, 02:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: problems upgrading to 6200 on SuSE 10.1

Hello!

I had the same problem, but I solved it 10 minutes ago!

The nvidia installer doesn't work with the colorbin package, which makes an nice colorfull output of gcc. I didn't want to uninstall colorbin, so I simply changed the the links in /usr/local/bin/gcc cc c++ to the orignal gcc cc c++ executables.

And I didn't really believe it, but now it works!!!

Hope I could help you,

Oliver.

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