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Re: Kernel 2.6.8-1.520 and Nvidia drivers same problem with 521

Custom build driver doesn't work either.

I'm attaching installer-log form the custom build installation.

Looks like we have to wait for new driver or for some nice person to
find a workaround.

On Mon, 2004-08-16 at 17:18 -0500, Marc Schwartz wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-08-16 at 16:48, Satish Balay wrote:
> > On Mon, 16 Aug 2004, Bart Kalita wrote:
> > 
> > > Still the same problem I'm attaching Nvidia-installer log for those
> > > interested or willing to help
> > 
> > Maybe its because FC2 kernel-update is compiled with gcc-3.3 & you are
> > building this on rawhide with gcc-3.4?
> > 
> > Satish
> If that is the case, then you might want to try the workaround that some
> of us used back with FC1:
> ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run --add-this-kernel
> That should then create a new installer called:
> ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1-custom.run
> Run the second 'custom' installer and see if that works.
> HTH,
> Marc Schwartz

Bart Kalita  MCP

Registered Linux User #347493  Fedora Core 3 test 1


nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Aug 17 07:33:10 2004

option status:
  license pre-accepted    : false
  update                  : false
  force update            : false
  expert                  : false
  uninstall               : false
  driver info             : false
  no precompiled interface: false
  no ncurses color        : false
  query latest driver ver : false
  OpenGL header files     : false
  no questions            : false
  silent                  : false
  X install prefix        : /usr/X11R6
  OpenGL install prefix   : /usr
  Installer install prefix: /usr
  kernel source path      : (not specified)
  kernel install path     : (not specified)
  proc mount point        : /proc
  ui                      : (not specified)
  tmpdir                  : /tmp
  ftp site                : ftp://download.nvidia.com

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> A precompiled kernel interface for kernel 'Linux 2.6.8-1.521 #1 Mon Aug 16
   09:01:18 EDT 2004 i686' has been found here:
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; /usr/bin/ld -d -r -o nvidia.ko precompiled-nv-l
   inux.o nv-kernel.o'...
-> Kernel module linked successfully.
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'.  This is most likely
       because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files.
       Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
       kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
       'kernel-source' rpm installed.  If you know the correct kernel source
       files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
       '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko':
   -1 Invalid module format
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
       on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
       driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

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