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Old 09-24-2007, 10:41 AM   #1
farslayer
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m-a a-i nvidia-legacy


So I've been maintaining the drives on my laptop using module-assistant for some time because it's just so simple.. don't use the laptop often and I decided to update this weekend. but when I went to install the nvidia-legacy drivers using module assistant it no longer works..

anyone have a clue what has changed with this ?

Yes I know I can download the driver straight from nVidia, but this was just more convenient.

Code:
# m-a a-i nvidia-legacy
nvidia-legacy, What is nvidia-legacy ?
The Video controller is a GeForce2 GO so it's only supported up through the nvidia-legacy-96xx series driver.

No big deal just wondered if someone knew how to get this working again with module assistant in Sid.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 10:52 AM   #2
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Not really familiar with Nvidia yet. Hope to change that very soon, but aptitude search nvidia turns up lots of modules name "nvidia-kernel-legacy..." Maybe "nvidia-legacy" isn't specific enough.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 12:04 PM   #3
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Per the documentation it's always been

m-a a-i nvidia
or
m-a a-i nvidia-legacy

depending on which driver you needed..

I see there are 3 drivers now

nvidia
nvidia-legacy 72xx
nvidia-legacy-96xx
but nowhere have i seen a clue how to choose a specific one in module assistant.


Durn Nvidia installer says my kernel was compiled with a different version compiler than is on my machine.. grrr..
 
Old 09-24-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by farslayer View Post
Per the documentation it's always been

m-a a-i nvidia
or
m-a a-i nvidia-legacy

depending on which driver you needed..

I see there are 3 drivers now

nvidia
nvidia-legacy 72xx
nvidia-legacy-96xx
but nowhere have i seen a clue how to choose a specific one in module assistant.


Durn Nvidia installer says my kernel was compiled with a different version compiler than is on my machine.. grrr..

Use m-a from the command line then go to the Select option it looks like there is a legacy option in there or at least I think that is what it says it only shows nvidia-kernel-l in the display. For the compiler mismatch you use export IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=yes to get it to ignore the different version of the compiler.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 03:51 PM   #5
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Use m-a from the command line then go to the Select option it looks like there is a legacy option in there or at least I think that is what it says it only shows nvidia-kernel-l in the display. For the compiler mismatch you use export IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=yes to get it to ignore the different version of the compiler.
I have the same issue and I've tried going into the module assistant menu and choosing the legacy option there and it doesn't work. I've tried just running m-a a-i nvidia, but I think that installed the new nvidia drive, because when I ran modprobe nvidia, it says 'error inserting nvidia.......no device found".

I also tried the official drivers from nvidia, and chose to continue even though the compilers didn't match, but it still said failed to build.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 05:02 PM   #6
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Why not downgrade gcc to what the kernel was built with unless you recompile the kernel?
"cat /proc/version" should tell which gcc the kernel was compiled with. If you upgraded gcc, the old version might be installable with just "dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/gcc-ye-olde-version.deb".
Might want to downgrade g++ and cpp to matching versions as well.
 
  


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