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Re: Rebuilding kernel-source for NVIDIA drivers help!



On Saturday 01 May 2004 18:27, Andrew Farris wrote:
> Here is a quick response that may get you going.
>
> On Sun, 2004-05-02 at 00:20 +0200, fedora wrote:
> > I'm trying to get NVIDIA drivers to work with FC2T3's kernel-2.6.5-1.327
> > -- no luck. Maybe you guys can tell me what am I doing wrong here, it
> > will benefit a lot of people I presume.
> >
> > Here is what I did
> >
> > I downloaded kernel-2.6.5-1.327.src.rpm and
> > NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5341-pkg1.run
> >
> > 1. rpm -i kernel-2.6.5-1.327.src.rpm
> > 2. commented out "Patch200: linux-2.6.5-nostack.patch" and "%patch200
> > -p1" from spec file (in /usr/src/redhat/SPECS)
>
> Fine so far -- but you need to also manually edit the config files to
> remove the 4K stacks default value of y, you should set them to:
> # CONFIG_4KSTACKS is not set
>
> If you do not use the minion.de patch, you MUST set register parameters
> off as well:
> # CONFIG_REGPARM is not set
>
> > 3. rebuilt kernel with: rpmbuild -bb
> > /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/kernel-2.6.spec (It made the package:
> > kernel-2.6.5-1.327.root.i386.rpm) <-- why the suffix?
>
> Suffix created to identify that this kernel was a custom built kernel,
> you can change the behavior to be whatever you want in the spec... but
> you should leave something on the end to know it is not the default
> kernel (it makes no difference to its capabilities, etc...)
>
> %define release %(R="$Revision: 1.327 $"; RR="${R##: }"; echo
> ${RR%%?})%{rhbsys}
>
> On the end you see, rhbsys, which in the previous statement is set to
> your username by the 'whoami' command.
>
> > 4. installed new kernel-source: rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/
> > -it placed linux-2.6.5-1.327.root into /usr/src/
> > 5. did sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5341-pkg1.run --add-this-kernel (built
> > custom package)
> > 6. tried running custom package: sh
> > NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5341-pkg1.custom.run, got error saying cannot find
> > kernel-sources
>
> You must run that after you reboot to the target kernel, or specify that
> you are not running the target.
> --kernel-name=2.6.5-1.327.root
>
> > 7. specified kernel sources with sh
> > NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5341-pkg1.custom.run
> > --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-1.327.root
> > 8. received error saying NVIDIA kernel was built with different
> > kernel-source
>
> You may still need to specify the kernel-source-path, but the above is
> the real issue.
> --
> Andrew Farris, CPE senior (California Polytechnic State University, SLO)
> fedora andrewfarris com :: lmorgul on irc.freenode.net
> "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men
> to do nothing." (Edmond Burke)

I've had success with the above method also on my VIA Apollo Pro266T chipset.  
If I logout though, it hangs.  It works fine if I do not logout.   Which is 
okay for now.

Byte



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