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I know that current just pushed kernel 2.6.33 down, but has anyone been successful in building the nvidia drivers against this new kernel? I'm not having any success with the 190 driver and the 195 beta driver. There are some patches that I found on the nvidia forum, but so far, nothing is working. Any ideas? Thanks ahead of time!
I'm going to guess that these patches at the above link, are among the ones you have tried unsuccessfully? Last I read, they worked for the 33-rc kernel according to another LQ member (sorry cannot remember who at this time) but if you have NOT tried the patch(es) at this link, or the ones you DID try are different than these ones, please do tell
As yet, I haven't delved into rebuilding my nvidia driver on a .33 kernel since I'm still on 32.x whatever the latest x is, so cannot comment from direct experience yet.
GrapefruitGirl, yes, those were the patches that I used!
Ponce, I tried your link, and downloaded the latest beta. At least this time, the script can find my kernel source. However, I keep getting these errors:
ERROR: Unable to open
'/usr/X11R6/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so.190.42' for reading
(No such file or directory)
ERROR: Unable to open '/usr/X11R6/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so' for
reading (No such file or directory
ERROR: Unable to open '/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so.190.42'
for reading (No such file or directory)
I'm not sure if the problem lies with the new kernel or the latest xorg.
You have to configure the kernel with something like:
FYI the latest nvidia--195.36.0 does not need patching for 2.6.33 kernel.
Ok, so I tried your changes and recompiled the kernel again. The driver finally compiled, but I still ran into a bit of a snag. The "NOUVEAU" driver was enabled to load as a module. When that happens, you won't be able to install the nvidia driver. So, there are two things one can do, you can either rebuild the kernel and comment out the nouveau driver or add the following to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:
Reboot and run the nvidia script to install the driver.
For the record, here's my preempt section on my .config file:
# CONFIG_PREEMPT_VOLUNTARY is not set
# CONFIG_PREEMPT is not set