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Old 07-05-2009, 09:21 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by XGizzmo View Post
It looks as if that version of the nvidia driver will not build on 2.6.30+
I found this blurb on the interweb. I have no idea if the fix works.

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According to lkml.org [1] proc_dir_entry::owner field was removed in
2.6.30, so for now you can fix it by simply removing or commenting all
the lines using proc_dir_entry::owner in nv.c.

Krzesimir Nowak

[1] http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/1/26/342
you need to download a more recent package from the nvidia site

I built linux-2.6.30 and linux-2.6.31

then built and installed successfully

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.14-pkg1.run
 
Old 07-05-2009, 11:40 AM   #17
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It looks as if that version of the nvidia driver will not build on 2.6.30+
I could not build the 180.29 kernel module with the 2.6.30 kernel. I did not pursue further because I was only testing my on-board NIC, which had lock-up problems with the 2.6.29.x kernels. However, as vonbiber shared, apparently more recent nvidia releases compile with the newer kernels.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 11:44 AM   #18
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Yes, I can confirm that the latest drivers work on kernels 2.6.30 - and definitely on kernels > 2.6.25 (because I'm using a custom compiled 2.6.25-20 on my debian box).

As a general rule, whenever possible I download the latest drivers and compile them. In the rare occasion that it does break support for a newer kernel, I revert to the earlier version.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 09:16 PM   #19
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IT WORKED... downloading the new drivers from nvidia (185.18.14 i think) did the trick! i rebuilt the nvidia-kernel and nvidia-driver packages from sbo.

thank you all for all your help. the amount of knowledge and willingness to help on these forums is amazing. thank you all again.
 
Old 07-06-2009, 01:29 AM   #20
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1. I don't know what the SBo script does for the nvidia driver, I would not use it since nvidia have their own script that seems to always work

2. There is actually a -devel package in Slackware just for the kernel, d/kernel-headers is the package and it installs kernel includes into /usr/include specific to the version that is used by glibc

3. You now have 2 different versions of the kernel headers on your system and depending on what is going on this could break
 
Old 07-06-2009, 04:03 AM   #21
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1. I don't know what the SBo script does for the nvidia driver, I would not use it since nvidia have their own script that seems to always work
it makes a package around the binary is the way i see it... makes it easier to uninstall... i like sbo packages...

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2. There is actually a -devel package in Slackware just for the kernel, d/kernel-headers is the package and it installs kernel includes into /usr/include specific to the version that is used by glibc
wasn't aware of any devel packages in slackware... but then again i am not aware and that doesn't mean much

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3. You now have 2 different versions of the kernel headers on your system and depending on what is going on this could break
but i have /usr/src/linux pointing to the current running kernel... shouldn't that be ok?
 
  


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