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Re: nvidia (graphics) driver pain

why dont you get the nvidia-graphics-driver 1.0-7676 source debs from

build all that, then go patch the kernel-source with the
minor (although important) updates from the nvidia linux
support forums and then build the kernel module.

im running 2.6.14-1 as we speak, using 1.0-7676 playing
games and all sorts.

i have had no problems building or loading.

you dont need 32 bit unless you want to run a 32 bit app.


Gilles wrote:
You are sure you used the 64bit version? The 7676 source was only in
i386 archive...

Right, indeed.
Just to be sure, I downloaded again, from the amd64 repository.
Rebuilt nvidia-kernel-source_1.0.7174-3_amd64.deb

Recomplied the module, reinstalled, and...

# modprobe nvidia
FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/2.6.14-vs2.1.0-rc5+g2/nvidia/nvidia.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

The relevant lines:

[ 9272.404373] nvidia: Unknown symbol register_ioctl32_conversion
[ 9272.404450] nvidia: Unknown symbol unregister_ioctl32_conversion


- For version 1.0.7174, "modprobe" fails for kernel 2.6.14.
- (from my previous attempt with maybe incompatible 32bit "source") for version 1.0.7676, "modprobe" loads the module, but it doesn't work (i.e.
  the screen goes blank when starting the X server).

It seems that I'm stuck! :-/


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