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Hey, I'm having nvidia installer trouble again!
I upgraded to 2.6.9 today. Part of this installation somehow broke the nvidia drivers, but I said ok whatever, I'll just reinstall it, after all, it's built for specific kernel source, and now I'm using a newer kernel....
'cept now the install bombs. It's not a rivafb issue anymore. The installer just can't install.
I tried running `make install` in the extracted directory, and that also didn't work, but it DID hint that I should look at output of dmesg.
Here's what is there:
Well, as this is a problem with the NVidia driver, and not with the kernel I think it is wrong to patch the kernel to get the broken driver to work. I think it is better to patch the driver. A patched version of the NVidia driver can be found at http://ngc891.blogdns.net/index.php?2004/09/21/3-patched-nvidia-drivers
IMHO it is "cleaner" than altering the kernel source (that's the purpose of a vanilla kernel, not to have any patches in it) and if NVidia "officially" releases a patches driver you will have no troubles switching to it.