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Nvidia kernel module: warnings on modprobe



9:00 pm on Sep 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I installed Nvidia's kernel modules and GLX extension but the module produces warnings on modporbe.

I don't mean the non-GPL license, will taint kernel...

The warnings are about unresolved symbols. I asked for that on the nvnews forums but nobody answered. (It looks like a forum for gamers to me.)


10:20 pm on Sep 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I don't know if this was your error but I found this in my readme file

Q: When I start X it fails and my XFree86 log file contains:

(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o
No symbols found in this module
(EE) Failed to load /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (loader failed, 256)
(EE) No drivers available.

A: The nvidia_drv.o X driver has been stripped of needed symbols;
some versions of rpm (wrongly) strip object files while installing.
You should probably upgrade your version of rpm. Or, you can install
the NVIDIA_GLX package from tar file.

I have never been able to get the RPM's to work on my box. The tar files always work.


1:48 pm on Sep 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'm not using rpms at all. I have a Slackware box.

I can start my X server and it starts into accelarated mode.

I recompiled my kernel with AGP support and I think these warnings don't appear now ;-)


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