installing kernel 2.6.4 on (not over) 2.4

Michal Zeravik michalz at
Thu Mar 18 12:23:25 UTC 2004

Yes, original 'nv' X driver works well on 2.6. But there are more issues
prevent me for using 2.6 kernel, eg. cupsd and pppd failed to start...
I will be waiting for FC2.

thanx for support.

Jim Cornette wrote:

> Michal Zeravik wrote:
>> Ok, I removed XFree86-Mesa-libGL-4.3.0-55 and what should I also remove
>> XFree86-Mesa-libGLU-4.3.0-55 if I'm using nvidia drivers with kernel2.6?
>> michaz
> I imagine that you would want to remove all things related to Mesa. As 
> stated, I left my nvidia computer alone for trying to install Linux on 
> it. I also made it a point to avoid nvidia on the laptap that we 
> purchased.
> For pointers on getting nvidia drivers to compile for the 2.6 kernel. 
> I suggest reading the fedora-test archives. It might be easier to find 
> something relevent to nvidia by looking for posts in conversation with 
> mharris at redhat. He is the current X server maintainer and explains 
> the mesa vs. nvidia problem in great detail.
> Sorry, not familiar with the nvidia compilation. Just some of the 
> issues with the X server.
> Have you tried using the nv driver provided in the X server programs?
> Jim

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