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SubjectRe: 2.4.13-pre6 breaks Nvidia's kernel module

On 20011023 Josh McKinney wrote:
>On approximately Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 11:05:48AM +0200, Jesper Juhl wrote:
>>
>> I use the same version of the driver with my Geforce3 and I am also
>> running 2.4.13-pre6 and it works just fine so I don't agree with you
>> that it breaks...
>> You do know that there are a few files that need to be recompiled every
>> time you build a new kernel - right?
>>
>
>I have replied to this person personally a when this thread started with what I
>think is the fix to his problem. I have seen this error on my machine before.
>The problem arose when I compiled the running kernel with gcc-3.0. At first I
>thought it was just gcc-3 breaking the kernel. Then I realized that the nvidia
>modules use `cc` to compile. The symlink to cc was gcc-2.95. Changing the
>symlink to gcc-3.0 made the problem go away.
>

The first thing I did was to kach the horrible nVidia's Makefile. For example,
it had the bad intention of compiling and installing against the running kernel
(guess kernel with uname -r). So when you update the kernel, you have to reboot
and make nVidia drivers. I changed it to:

+KREL:=`grep UTS_RELEASE /usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h | cut -d\" -f2`
-KERNDIR:=/lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)
+KERNDIR:=/lib/modules/$(KREL)
so it builds against a built but not-running kernel.

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