Kernel 2054 breaks nvidia.ko loading

alan alan at
Thu Mar 16 16:36:53 UTC 2006

On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Gilboa Davara wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 13:28 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>>> In nVidia/ATI's defense, unlike previous FC/non-GPL problems (udev, 4K
>>> stacks, etc) the problem is not with the closed source drivers failing
>>> to follow the latest kernel trunk.
>>> Beside releasing their code under GPL (Which is a good thing(tm))
>>> there's nothing nVidia nor ATI can do to fix this problem.
>> this claim is incorrect, the workaround is trivial.
> I assume you mean "fixing" their driver by adding a copy of
> print_tainted function, right?
> Am I missing any other solution?

The nVIDIA driver does not build without patches anyways.  They need to 
release a new version real soon now to cover the changes for anyone 
running a new kernel.  (Not just for Fedora.)

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