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Re: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' in 2.6.32-5-686 kernel

On 2010-07-18 19:18 +0200, Greg Madden wrote:

> to make it work with the stuff from Nvidia's site,
> 1. Squeeze kernel 2.6.32-5 is configured with gcc 4.3.5
> 2. gcc that is installed on Squeeze is 4.4.4 & 4.3.5
> 3. installing gcc creates a  symbolic link to  version of gcc-4.4.4
> 4. gcc is a depend of a few packages, dkms for one, but is not installed by 
> default, or as a depend of the kernel or matching headers.

You have to use gcc-4.3, and linux-headers-2.6.32-5-$flavour depends on

> I had to create the symlink : 'ln -s /usr/bin/gcc-4.3  /usr/bin/gcc'

This is wrong and may break at any time: as soon as the gcc package is
upgraded, it will overwrite your symlink.  Instead, set CC=gcc-4.3 if

> 'cat /proc/version' shows the version of gcc that was used
> 'gcc -v' shows what version of gcc is being used.
> btw, is this a bug ? 



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