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Old 01-17-2016, 08:56 AM   #1
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Failure to insert nVidia 304.131 module with kernel 4.4.0 on Slackware-current


The latest 304.131 nVidia driver builds on Slackware-current with the 4.4.0 kernel but fails to be inserted.
From /var/log/nvidia-installer.log
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nvidia: Unknown symbol mtrr_del (err 0)
ERROR: Installation has failed.
Anybody else been hit by this? https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...on-kernel-4-4/
Apparently it can be fixed by patching the kernel. https://github.com/manjaro/packages-...n-symbol.patch
I have yet to try this with my machine with an nVidia GeForce 7300 LE, so I have reverted to the nouveau driver for the time being.
 
Old 01-17-2016, 09:56 AM   #2
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Yes, i have made a note on my github about this issue few days ago
https://github.com/willysr/SlackHack...ia/304.131/4.4
 
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Old 01-17-2016, 02:50 PM   #3
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Is this kernel issue with the NVIDIA driver unique to the 304, the GPU card or does it affect all NVIDIA drivers? In particular I'm waiting for 14.2rc1 before attempting an upgrade on my x64 with 8400GS card using the 340.96 driver. But I'm interested in any issue that affects the NVIDIA driver vs the Nouveau driver since I have dual monitors of differing size that my GPU and driver handle flawlessly right now. Thanks for posting the issue.
 
Old 01-17-2016, 03:13 PM   #4
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Is this kernel issue with the NVIDIA driver unique to the 304, the GPU card or does it affect all NVIDIA drivers? In particular I'm waiting for 14.2rc1 before attempting an upgrade on my x64 with 8400GS card using the 340.96 driver. But I'm interested in any issue that affects the NVIDIA driver vs the Nouveau driver since I have dual monitors of differing size that my GPU and driver handle flawlessly right now. Thanks for posting the issue.
I'm using Debian Sid not Slackware but I compiled my own 4.4.0 kernel and the 340.96 NVIDIA drivers provided with Sid work just fine.
I'm probably going to make an idiot of myself but I think this is likely a problem with older drivers.
 
Old 01-17-2016, 04:17 PM   #5
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Thanks willysr! Your link made things easy. All good for me now.
 
Old 01-17-2016, 06:05 PM   #6
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Yes, this issue only happened with legacy drivers
 
Old 01-17-2016, 06:08 PM   #7
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Yes, this issue only happened with legacy drivers
argh! I actual recompiled the generic 4.4.0 kernel with pat's config and applied the patch!
anyway it worked with nvidia-kernel-352.63_4.4.0_smp-x86-2_SBo.. maybe not needed.

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newer driver gets a faster update from NVidia but legacy driver might take some time to get an update so recompile is a faster way
 
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Is this kernel issue with the NVIDIA driver unique to the 304, the GPU card or does it affect all NVIDIA drivers? In particular I'm waiting for 14.2rc1 before attempting an upgrade on my x64 with 8400GS card using the 340.96 driver. But I'm interested in any issue that affects the NVIDIA driver vs the Nouveau driver since I have dual monitors of differing size that my GPU and driver handle flawlessly right now. Thanks for posting the issue.
It's safe to upgrade, I think. I'm running -current with kernel 4.4.0 and nvidia-legacy340-driver (340.96) from SBo.
 
Old 01-18-2016, 09:12 AM   #10
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Thanks lems for responding, hopefully we'll have same result with 14.2rc1 and final.
 
  


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