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Old 02-15-2004, 02:32 AM   #1
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Debian / nVidia Driver / Kernel 2.6.2 / gcc

Ok, I have Debian 3.0 r2, Kernel 2.6.2 and I am trying to get the nVidia drivers installed...

I followed the directions over at

When I type modprobe nvidia, it says:

version magic '2.6.2 PENTIUM III gcc-3.3' should be '2.6.2 PENTIUM III 2.95'
error inserting nvidia (path to module) Invalid Module Format

Any idea what to do? My guess was to downgrade gcc to 2.95... but I can't figure out how to do that for the life of me...

Old 02-15-2004, 02:48 AM   #2
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hmm, it look liek you compiled the kernel with the old gcc, but nvidia with new gcc, did u ever upgrade gcc?
Old 02-15-2004, 03:27 AM   #3
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Hmm.. maybe I did... I've just been running apt-get a lot trying to get up-to-date versions of stuff so other stuff will work!!

I'll try another recompile of the kernel...
Old 02-15-2004, 07:19 AM   #4
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Just build the driver with gcc 2.95 (it should still be installed) instead.



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