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Re: Latest Fedora Core 3 status: kernel testing needed



On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 17:09 +0200, oliver frommel wrote:
> > 
> > Please rigorously test kernel 2.6.9-1.640 from the development tree
> > (http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/development/).  
> > Use it! Try to break it! Find big problems with it! File bug reports! And
> > thanks for making sure that Fedora is as high quality as you want it to
> > be.
> > 
> 
> After installing this kernel I am unable to compile the
> Nvidia driver. It worked with 2.6.9-1.639, however.
> 
> nvidia: Unknown symbol __VMALLOC_RESERVE
> 
> I think I know how to fix it, but you probably should, too,
> in your tree (export the symbol in arch/i386/mm/init.c
> in the case of i386?)

This symbol vanished between -1.541 and -1.610 and it was done on
purpose ;-). Nvidia should fix their drivers (which they undoubtedly
will do once FC3 is out), I run the livna.org packages here which have a
small workaround for the symbol missing.

Nils
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