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Old 01-23-2014, 04:21 AM   #1
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Question NVIDIA on slackware 14.1...need help


Hi all guys...I'am trying to install the nvidia driver in my slacky 14.1 x86_64 with the kernel 3.12.6...
What I do is close x server, log in as root and then first I remove the nouveau driver with the xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist that I found in /extra dir of slackware64...and finally I execute the NVIDIA installer...but something goes wrong...it says me that installation is failed because it cannot find the tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/.nv-kernel.o.cmd...

precisely (from the last part of /var/log/nvidia-installer.log):
Code:
 In file included from /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/include/uapi/linux/stddef.h:1:0,
                    from /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/include/linux/stddef.h:4,
                    from /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/include/uapi/linux/posix_types.h:4,
                    from /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/include/uapi/linux/types.h:13,
                    from /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/include/linux/types.h:5,
                    from /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/include/uapi/linux/capability.h:16,
                    from /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/include/linux/capability.h:15,
                    from /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/include/linux/sched.h:13,
                    from /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/include/linux/utsname.h:5,
                    from /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-linux.h:44,
                    from /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-frontend.c:13:
   /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess_64.h: In function 'copy_from_user':
   /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess_64.h:62:28: warning: comparison between signed and unsigned integer expressions [-Wsign-compare]
     if (likely(sz == -1 || sz >= n))
                               ^
   /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/include/linux/compiler.h:152:40: note: in definition of macro 'likely'
    # define likely(x) __builtin_expect(!!(x), 1)
                                           ^
     if [ "-pg" = "-pg" ]; then if [ /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-frontend.o != "scripts/mod/empty.o" ]; then /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/scripts/recordmcount  "/tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-frontend.o"; fi; fi;
     ld -m elf_x86_64   -r -o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nvidia.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-kernel.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-acpi.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-chrdev.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-cray.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-drm.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-gvi.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-i2c.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-mempool.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-mlock.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-mmap.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-p2p.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-pat.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDI
   A-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-procfs.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-usermap.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-vm.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-vtophys.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/os-interface.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/os-pci.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/os-registry.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/os-smp.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/os-usermap.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv_uvm_interface.o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-frontend.o 
   (cat /dev/null;   echo kernel//tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nvidia.ko;) > /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/modules.order
   make -f /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/scripts/Makefile.modpost
     find /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/.tmp_versions -name '*.mod' | xargs -r grep -h '\.ko$' | sort -u | sed 's/\.ko$/.o/' | scripts/mod/modpost   -i /usr/src/linux-3.12.6/Module.symvers -I /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/Module.symvers  -o /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/Module.symvers -S -w -s -T -
   WARNING: could not find /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/.nv-kernel.o.cmd for /tmp/selfgz876/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38/kernel/nv-kernel.o
   FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol 'mutex_lock_nested'
   make[3]: *** [__modpost] Error 1
   make[2]: *** [modules] Error 2
   make[1]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
   make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-3.12.6'
   NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
    nvidia.ko failed to build!
   make: *** [nvidia.ko] Error 1
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
-> done.
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.
Can you give me some suggest to resolve this?Thank you in advance...
 
Old 01-23-2014, 05:48 AM   #2
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Maybe the same problem as her: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...compatibility/

Try building your NVIDA module against Slackwares official kernel.

Last edited by Bindestreck; 01-23-2014 at 05:49 AM.
 
Old 01-23-2014, 02:27 PM   #3
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Greetings
Hmmm interesting webpage. Odd though. I'm running a custom 3.12.0 kernel with Slackware 14 and the NVIDIA-linux-x86-331.20.run driver worked perfectly the first time with no changes. OP, Possibly try backing off to the 331.20?
I don't have debugging disabled in the kernel so it is not that, at least for my combination.
 
Old 01-24-2014, 02:42 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by enorbet View Post
Greetings
Hmmm interesting webpage. Odd though. I'm running a custom 3.12.0 kernel with Slackware 14 and the NVIDIA-linux-x86-331.20.run driver worked perfectly the first time with no changes. OP, Possibly try backing off to the 331.20?
I don't have debugging disabled in the kernel so it is not that, at least for my combination.
Tried this solution, but I still have the same error...Maybe this problem is related to the kernel headers??How can I check what headers I have installed?...perhaps I have installed the slackware official kernel headers and not the 3.12.6 headers...
 
Old 01-24-2014, 05:57 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by freakTux View Post
Tried this solution, but I still have the same error...Maybe this problem is related to the kernel headers??How can I check what headers I have installed?...perhaps I have installed the slackware official kernel headers and not the 3.12.6 headers...
Now I'm a bit confused about how you got a 3.12.6 kernel? My 3.12.0 as I said is a custom kernel. I got it by downloading the "linux-3.12.0.bz2" from "ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/" and extracted it in "/usr/src" and then linked it to "/usr/src/linux". Basically I did the same as Alien Bob's Kernel From Source Page which is a nice roadmap for the changes from 2.4.x kernels, incidentally of which I may have built over 100 times messing with an Atheros wifi card (on 2.4.x kernels, years ago)until I got smart and installed a 50 foot Cat5 cable and side-stepped the entire issue as well as getting better and faster connections. Anyway, first the 2.6.x and now the 3X kernels are a welcome improvement.

The nvidia drivers need, iirc, either fully qualified and linked headers OR source tree, complete with matching, built modules in "lib/modules/". In my case it is "lib/modules/3.12.0-smp". You can
Code:
ls /usr/src
to see which kernels are in there, and
Code:
file /usr/src/linux
to see where the symlink goes. Obviously you can also "ls /lib/modules" to see which kernels have modules installed. In order to properly install the nvidia drivers, you need for all these to match and be consistent.

I hope this isn't redundant or offensive to be this basic. Just making sure we are "on the same page".

Last edited by enorbet; 01-24-2014 at 02:27 PM.
 
Old 01-24-2014, 06:56 AM   #6
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Since the only error here is about "mutex_lock_nested", can you disable lock debugging in your kernel config and try again?
 
Old 01-24-2014, 09:45 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by enorbet View Post
Now I'm a bit confused about how you got a 3.12.6 kernel? My 3.12.0 as I said is a custom kernel. I got it by downloading the "linux-3.12.0.bz2" from "ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/" and extracted it in "/usr/src" and then linked it to "/usr/src/linux". Basically I did the same as Alien Bob's Kernel From Source Page which is a nice roadmap for the changes from 2.4.x kernels, incidentally of which I may have built over 100 times messing with an Atheros wifi card until I got smart and installed a 50 foot Cat5 cable and side-stepped the entire issue as well as getting better and faster connections.

The nvidia drivers need, iirc, either fully qualified and linked headers OR source tree, complete with matching, built modules in "lib/modules/". In my case it is "lib/modules/3.12.0-smp". You can
Code:
ls /usr/src
to see which kernels are in there, and
Code:
file /usr/src/linux
to see where the symlink goes. Obviously you can also "ls /lib/modules" to see which kernels have modules installed. In order to properly install the nvidia drivers, you need for all these to match and be consistent.

I hope this isn't redundant or offensive to be this basic. Just making sure we are "on the same page".
OK...I think that is everything ok with headers etc...in /usr/src "linux" is linked properly, and I have the 3.12.6 in /lib/modules too...


Quote:
Originally Posted by guanx View Post
Since the only error here is about "mutex_lock_nested", can you disable lock debugging in your kernel config and try again?
How can I do this?Do you mean that I should edit my .config and try to recompile my kernel after disabled lock debugging?
 
Old 01-24-2014, 03:41 PM   #8
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Quote:
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How can I do this? Do you mean that I should edit my .config and try to recompile my kernel after disabled lock debugging?
Disabling "Kernel hacking -> Lock Debugging" with "make menuconfig" is easier, but of course you can edit ".config" manually.
 
Old 01-24-2014, 04:56 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by guanx View Post
Disabling "Kernel hacking -> Lock Debugging" with "make menuconfig" is easier, but of course you can edit ".config" manually.
Ok...I understood well...Thanks for giving me even the exact position of this option...tomorrow I will try...
Anyway obviously I meant to edit the .config with menuconfig (or similar)...not manually!XD
thanks again
 
Old 01-27-2014, 03:09 AM   #10
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Hmm...i too,today, get similar problem: slackware64 14.1, try to install

NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17.run

and
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-310.44.run

- both give the same result - after a "building kernel module", installer says "Error: Unable to build NVIDIA kernel module".

nvidia_installer.log says:


/usr/src/linux-3.10.17/include/linux/compiler.h:152:40: note: in definition of macro 'likely'
# define likely(x) __builtin_expect(!!(x), 1)
^
/tmp/selfgz4993/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17/kernel/nv-i2c.c: In function 'nv_i2c_del_adapter':
/tmp/selfgz4993/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17/kernel/nv-i2c.c:327:14: error: void value not ignored as it ought to be
osstatus = i2c_del_adapter(pI2cAdapter);
^
make[4]: *** [/tmp/selfgz4993/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17/kernel/nv-i2c.o] Error 1
make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/selfgz4993/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17/kernel] Error 2
make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
nvidia.ko failed to build!
make[1]: *** [module] 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.


(at end. full log is attached to this message)
Attached Files
File Type: txt nvidia-installer.log.txt (45.2 KB, 4 views)
 
Old 01-27-2014, 05:23 AM   #11
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Did you try the patch found at https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...14531/#3814531 ?

As suggested in http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5/#post4981707 that patch works with the 3.10.17 kernel of Slackware64 14.1.

Eric
 
Old 01-27-2014, 05:49 AM   #12
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Thank you very much, Alien Bob - yes, it works. i patched latest nvidia driver, and after that it installs good. strange to me, because all my experience with nvidia self-extracting driver until that be very fine- it always installing and work good in slackware...
thank you again...
 
Old 01-30-2014, 03:27 AM   #13
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Removal requested, wrong kernel version.

Last edited by devnod; 01-30-2014 at 03:50 AM.
 
Old 02-02-2014, 07:42 AM   #14
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Did you try the patch found at https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...14531/#3814531 ?

As suggested in http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5/#post4981707 that patch works with the 3.10.17 kernel of Slackware64 14.1.

Eric
I tried to apply this patch...but it doesn't work...when I try to patch it says me that:
Code:
patching file kernel/nv-i2v.c
Reversed (or previously applied) pathc detected! Assume -R?
And when I try to apply it aniway it says me that the apply is failed...I tried to apply it on 338.31 after having adjusted the driver version in the diff file...and tried even to install the 325.15 (because I read that the 325.15 is already patched)

Last edited by freakTux; 02-02-2014 at 07:58 AM. Reason: add information
 
Old 02-08-2014, 03:36 AM   #15
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This is my patch for this issue. Maybe not ideal, but it is working.

Code:
diff -uNr a/kernel/nv.c b/kernel/nv.c
--- a/kernel/nv.c	2013-08-14 10:27:46.000000000 +0800
+++ b/kernel/nv.c	2013-09-06 20:03:59.930725559 +0800
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@
 #include "rmil.h"
 
 #if defined(MODULE_LICENSE)
-MODULE_LICENSE("NVIDIA");
+MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
 #endif
 #if defined(MODULE_INFO)
 MODULE_INFO(supported, "external");
diff -uNr a/kernel/nv-frontend.c b/kernel/nv-frontend.c
--- a/kernel/nv-frontend.c	2013-08-14 10:27:46.000000000 +0800
+++ b/kernel/nv-frontend.c	2013-09-06 20:03:59.930725559 +0800
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@
 #include "nv-frontend.h"
 
 #if defined(MODULE_LICENSE)
-MODULE_LICENSE("NVIDIA");
+MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
 #endif
 #if defined(MODULE_VERSION)
 MODULE_VERSION(NV_VERSION_STRING);
 
  


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