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Re: FC5: more trouble building nvidia-kmod from livna



On 9/11/06, Dean S. Messing <deanm sharplabs com> wrote:

Apologies for starting a new thread on this but it's really a new
problem (and I was embarrassed every time I saw my misspelled "touble"
in the subject line of the followups :-)

Lonni Friedman writes:
: The nvidia X driver will not work with the FC5 '2054' kernel, as that
: kernel bans non-GPL'd symbols.

I suppose that this is why, after spending a couple of hours trying
to build the .rpm's, writing and reading messages to this board, and
finally getting the .rpm's to build on my machine, I'm rewarded for my
efforts with:

rpm -ivh *.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:nvidia-kmod-debuginfo  ########################################### [ 25%]
   2:kmod-nvidia-smp        ########################################### [ 50%]
   3:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia    ########################################### [ 75%]
FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp/extra/nvidia/nvidia.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
   4:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-dev########################################### [100%]


At all events, thanks, Lonni, for preventing another few hours wasted
in trying to track this one down.

Questions:

1) Is this something unique to the 2.6.15_1.2054_FC5 kernel?
   I ask because I never saw this error when building the nvidia
   kernel module and X driver on older kernels (under Mandrake).

2) Is there a work-around for this kernel?  Was nobody who ran the
   stock FC5 kernel able to run the nvidia driver until a later kernel
   came out?

I need to remain on this kernel for a bit until I can carefully test
its suspend/resume behaviour.  I also need the nvidia driver
to clean up several image processing issues I'm having (crucial to my
work) due to running the stock nv driver.


Why? I was under the impression that the current kernel had fixes for
suspend/resume issues present in older versions.


Help, as always, is appreciated.
Thanks
Dean


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