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Old 03-29-2006, 04:57 AM   #1
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patch -p0 nvidia, 2.6.16, and FC5 issues.


Hi,
I'm not really thattt much of a linux newbie, I've just been baffled by what is probably a basic issue.

I have FC5 installed with all the headers and source and xorg-sdk rpm and all that jazz, and I've been trying to install the nvidia drivers for my 6800gt after finally getting my wireless to work with ndiswrapper.

I get the correct driver from the nvidia.com (the latest one) and I try to apply the patch that is supposed to make it work on 2.6.16 kernels and FC5.

When I patch:
Code:
patch -p0 NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-8178-U012206.diff.txt
from inside the directory where i've extracted the drivers (the dir with ./nvidia-installer in it.

I get absolutely nothing. PC doesn't freeze, but the console just sits there, looking like its thinking, but doing nothing. It just does a carriage return, and nothing happens. I have to interrupt the command with ctrl-z.

It isnt patching because when I go on and try to install the nvidia driver anyway, i get Error, unable to build module, at the end of the install process.

Any help would be appreciated,
thanks.

Here's the nvidia-installer log file:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Mar 28 21:47:01 2006

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: true
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> You appear to be running in runlevel 1; this may cause problems. For exampl
e: some distributions that use devfs do not run the devfs daemon in runlevel
1, making it difficult for `nvidia-installer` to correctly setup the kernel
module configuration files. It is recommended that you quit installation no
w and switch to runlevel 3 (`telinit 3`) before installing.

Quit installation now? (select 'No' to continue installation) (Answer: No)
-> License accepted.
-> Not probing for precompiled kernel interfaces.
-> Performing CC test with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5/source'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
rm -f -f nv.o nv-vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv.o nv-vm.o os-
agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nvidia.mod.o
rm -f -f build-in.o nv-linux.o *.d .*.{cmd,flags}
rm -f -f nvidia.{o,ko,mod.{o,c}} nv_compiler.h *~
rm -f -f stprof stprof.o symtab.h
rm -f -rf .tmp_versions
-> Building kernel module:
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2078_F
C5/source SYSOUT=/lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5/build'...

NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
make CC=cc KBUILD_OUTPUT=/lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5/build KBUILD_VERBOSE
=1 -C /lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5/source SUBDIRS=/home/chris/Desktop/NVID
IA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv modules
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5/build \
KBUILD_SRC=/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5-i686 \
KBUILD_EXTMOD="/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv
" -f /usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5-i686/Makefile modules
mkdir -p /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_
versions
make -f /usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5-i686/scripts/Makefile.build obj=/
home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv
echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -n 1`\" > /home/chris/Desktop
/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv_compiler.h
cc -Wp,-MD,/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.
nv.o.d -nostdinc -isystem /usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux/4.1.0/include -D__
KERNEL__ -Iinclude -Iinclude2 -I/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5-i686/incl
ude -include include/linux/autoconf.h -I/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x8
6-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wundef -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs
-fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -ffreestanding -Os -fomit-frame-pointer -g
-pipe -msoft-float -fno-builtin-sprintf -fno-builtin-log2 -fno-builtin-puts
-mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -mtune=pentium4 -mregparm=3 -I/usr/
src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5-i686/include/asm-i386/mach-default -Iinclude/a
sm-i386/mach-default -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-pointer-sign -I/hom
e/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wimplicit -
Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparentheses -Wpointer-ari
th -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -fno-common -MD -Wsign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -
Wno-error -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNTRM -DNVRM -DDYNAMI
C_SLI -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=8178 -UDEBUG
-U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -DNV_MULTIPLE_BRIDGE_AGPGART_PRESENT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR
_PRESENT -DM
ODULE -D"KBUILD_STR(s)=#s" -D"KBUILD_BASENAME=KBUILD_STR(nv)" -D"KBUILD_MOD
NAME=KBUILD_STR(nvidia)" -c -o /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178
-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_nv.o /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg
1/usr/src/nv/nv.c
In file included from include/linux/list.h:7,
from include/linux/wait.h:23,
from include/asm/semaphore.h:41,
from include/linux/sched.h:20,
from include/linux/module.h:10,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv-linux.h:47,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv.c:14:
include/linux/prefetch.h: In function ‘prefetch_range’:
include/linux/prefetch.h:62: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
In file included from include/linux/dmapool.h:14,
from include/linux/pci.h:522,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv-linux.h:71,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv.c:14:
include/asm/io.h: In function ‘check_signature’:
include/asm/io.h:258: warning: wrong type argument to increment
In file included from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv.c:14:
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h:677
:2: warning: #warning "conftest.sh failed, assuming remap_page_range(4)!"
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: At top l
evel:
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:296: warn
ing: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In funct
ion ‘nvos_get_agp_device_by_class’:
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:502: warn
ing: implicit declaration of function ‘pci_find_class’
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:502: warn
ing: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:516: warn
ing: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In funct
ion ‘nvidia_init_module’:
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1305: war
ning: implicit declaration of function ‘pm_register’
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1305: war
ning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1423: war
ning: implicit declaration of function ‘pm_unregister’
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In funct
ion ‘nv_kern_mmap’:
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1979: war
ning: implicit declaration of function ‘remap_page_range’
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In funct
ion ‘nvos_count_devices’:
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:3641: war
ning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:3647: war
ning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
cc -Wp,-MD,/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.
nv-vm.o.d -nostdinc -isystem /usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux/4.1.0/include -
D__KERNEL__ -Iinclude -Iinclude2 -I/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5-i686/i
nclude -include include/linux/autoconf.h -I/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux
-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wundef -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigrap
hs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -ffreestanding -Os -fomit-frame-pointer
-g -pipe -msoft-float -fno-builtin-sprintf -fno-builtin-log2 -fno-builtin-pu
ts -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -mtune=pentium4 -mregparm=3 -I/u
sr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5-i686/include/asm-i386/mach-default -Iinclud
e/asm-i386/mach-default -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-pointer-sign -I/
home/chris/D
esktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-t
ype -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-m
ultichar -Werror -O -fno-common -MD -Wsign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error
-D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNTRM -DNVRM -DDYNAMIC_SLI -DNV
_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=8178 -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG
-DNDEBUG -DNV_MULTIPLE_BRIDGE_AGPGART_PRESENT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT
-DMODULE -D"KBUILD_STR(s)=#s" -D"KBUILD_BASENAME=KBUILD_STR(nv_vm)" -D"KBUI
LD_MODNAME=KBUILD_STR(nvidia)" -c -o /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.
0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_nv-vm.o /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0
-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-vm.c
In file included from include/linux/list.h:7,
from include/linux/wait.h:23,
from include/asm/semaphore.h:41,
from include/linux/sched.h:20,
from include/linux/module.h:10,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv-linux.h:47,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv-vm.c:14:
include/linux/prefetch.h: In function ‘prefetch_range’:
include/linux/prefetch.h:62: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
In file included from include/linux/dmapool.h:14,
from include/linux/pci.h:522,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv-linux.h:71,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv-vm.c:14:
include/asm/io.h: In function ‘check_signature’:
include/asm/io.h:258: warning: wrong type argument to increment
In file included from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv-vm.c:14:
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h:677
:2: warning: #warning "conftest.sh failed, assuming remap_page_range(4)!"
cc -Wp,-MD,/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.
os-agp.o.d -nostdinc -isystem /usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux/4.1.0/include
-D__KERNEL__ -Iinclude -Iinclude2 -I/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5-i686/
include -include include/linux/autoconf.h -I/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linu
x-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wundef -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigra
phs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -ffreestanding -Os -fomit-frame-pointer
-g -pipe -msoft-float -fno-builtin-sprintf -fno-builtin-log2 -fno-builtin-pu
ts -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -mtune=pentium4 -mregparm=3 -I/u
sr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5-i686/include/asm-i386/mach-default -Iinclud
e/asm-i386/mach-default -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-pointer-sign -I/
home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wimplici
t -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparentheses -Wpointer-
arith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -fno-common -MD -Wsign-compare -Wno-cast-qua
l -Wno-error -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNTRM -DNVRM -DDYN
AMIC_SLI -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_
PATCHLEVEL=8178 -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -DNV_MULTIPLE_BRIDGE_AGPGART_PRESE
NT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT -DMODULE -D"KBUILD_STR(s)=#s" -D"KBUILD_BAS
ENAME=KBUILD_STR(os_agp)" -D"KBUILD_MODNAME=KBUILD_STR(nvidia)" -c -o /home
/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_os-agp.o /home
/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-agp.c
In file included from include/linux/list.h:7,
from include/linux/wait.h:23,
from include/asm/semaphore.h:41,
from include/linux/sched.h:20,
from include/linux/module.h:10,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv-linux.h:47,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/os-agp.c:24:
include/linux/prefetch.h: In function ‘prefetch_range’:
include/linux/prefetch.h:62: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
In file included from include/linux/dmapool.h:14,
from include/linux/pci.h:522,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv-linux.h:71,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/os-agp.c:24:
include/asm/io.h: In function ‘check_signature’:
include/asm/io.h:258: warning: wrong type argument to increment
In file included from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/os-agp.c:24:
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h:677
:2: warning: #warning "conftest.sh failed, assuming remap_page_range(4)!"
cc -Wp,-MD,/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.
os-interface.o.d -nostdinc -isystem /usr/lib/gcc/i386-redhat-linux/4.1.0/in
clude -D__KERNEL__ -Iinclude -Iinclude2 -I/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5
-i686/include -include include/linux/autoconf.h -I/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDI
A-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wundef -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-
trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -ffreestanding -
Os -fomit-frame-pointer -g -pipe -msoft-float -fno-builtin-sprintf -fno-buil
tin-log2 -fno-builtin-puts -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -mtune=p
entium4 -mregparm=3 -I/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2078_FC5-i686/include/asm-i3
86/mach-default -Iinclude/asm-i386/mach-default -Wdeclaration-after-statemen
t -Wno-pointer-sign -I/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/us
r/src/nv -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts
-Wparentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -fno-common -MD -Wsi
gn-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMO
DULE -DNTRM -DNVRM -DDYNAMIC_SLI -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -
DNV_PATCHLEVEL=8178 -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -DNV_MULTIPLE_BRIDGE_AGPGART_P
RESENT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT -DMODULE -D"KBUILD_STR(s)=#s" -D"KBUILD
_BASENAME=KBUILD_STR(os_interface)" -D"KBUILD_MODNAME=KBUILD_STR(nvidia)" -
c -o /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_os-i
nterface.o /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDI
A-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-interface.c
In file included from include/linux/list.h:7,
from include/linux/wait.h:23,
from include/asm/semaphore.h:41,
from include/linux/sched.h:20,
from include/linux/module.h:10,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv-linux.h:47,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/os-interface.c:26:
include/linux/prefetch.h: In function ‘prefetch_range’:
include/linux/prefetch.h:62: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
In file included from include/linux/dmapool.h:14,
from include/linux/pci.h:522,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/nv-linux.h:71,
from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/os-interface.c:26:
include/asm/io.h: In function ‘check_signature’:
include/asm/io.h:258: warning: wrong type argument to increment
In file included from /home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv/os-interface.c:26:
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h:677
:2: warning: #warning "conftest.sh failed, assuming remap_page_range(4)!"
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-interface.c
: In function ‘os_set_mlock_capability’:
/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-interface.c
:1375: error: ‘struct task_struct’ has no member named ‘rlim’
make[4]: *** [/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr/src/nv/
os-interface.o] Error 1
make[3]: *** [_module_/home/chris/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1/usr
/src/nv] Error 2
make[2]: *** [modules] Error 2
NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
nvidia.ko failed to build!
make[1]: *** [mdl] Error 1
make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
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.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 06:08 AM   #2
ilikejam
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Hi.

'patch' takes its input from standard in. Try 'cat NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-8178-U012206.diff.txt | patch -p0' instead.

Dave
 
Old 03-29-2006, 06:13 AM   #3
bathory
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Quote:
patch -p0 NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-8178-U012206.diff.txt
You should redirect the patch into the source directory (note the "<" symbol):
Code:
patch -p0 < NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-8178-U012206.diff.txt
 
Old 03-29-2006, 11:37 AM   #4
berbae
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Also if the patch file is not in the current directory you have to run:
Code:
patch -p0 < /path/to/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-8178-U012206.diff.txt
Replace /path/to with the real path to the patch file.

I can confirm that the patch works, as I presently use the patched 8178 Nvidia driver with kernel 2.6.16 running.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 01:35 AM   #5
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Thanks guys for your prompt response.
ilikejam, your suggestion worked. Nvidia drivers up and running beautifully.

What do you mean by
Quote:
'patch' takes its input from standard in
so that i don't make the same mistake again with something else...

I really appreciate that you all gave your time to help me. It just goes to show how ...good... linux and its community is!
!
 
Old 03-30-2006, 01:47 AM   #6
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What do you mean by so that i don't make the same mistake again with something else...
stdin is basically the keyboard. If you want patch to take its input from a file, you need to pipe the output from cat like 'ilikejam' suggested. The other alternative is to use redirection like 'bathory' suggested.

If you're new to the Linux CLI, here's a good primer:

http://www.linuxsa.org.au/tips/io-redirection.html

HTH
 
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you can also simply "yum install kmod-nvidia" from Livna
 
  


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