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Part of what might be your problem is the kernel version you're on.  The
drivers are written as a module for kernel version 2.4.x (and maybe 2.2.x,
but I'm not sure about 2.2.x). Remember, kernel versions with an odd number
in the 2nd place holder (eg, 2.1.x, 2.3.x) are considered "test" or "beta"
kernels. If you can't go to 2.4, try 2.2 and recompile the sources if a
binary is not provided. My memory may be failing, but I think I remember
running my GeForce2 with NVidia provided drivers under 2.2 compiled from
sources. I use the 2.4 drivers right now and all works fine.


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----- Original Message -----
From: <lobo@polbox.com>
To: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 7:48 PM
Subject: I'm sorry [it was: Nazi Kernels]


> Hi again!
>
> I'm sorry for my last post. It was very stupid, but it was written
> without any thinking. I respect You, and Your work, so I meant no
> offense to You, but I know, that my last post, was very aggresive.
> I'm sorry again, and I will try to think twice before I write any
> post like last.
>
> Now after this introduction, I try to explain whats my problem with
> the new driver policy. When I try to load NVdriver to the kernel
> 2.1.14, the modprobe (modutils 2.4.10) writes following line
> "Note: modules without a GPL compatible license cannot use \
> GPLONLY_ symbols". It's Your decision, but in My opinion, its not
> the right way. I'm affraid, that this doesn't change the hardware
> manufacters opinions about the binary distributions of the drivers,
> so they copy or write this functions, and the only effect for end
> user will be more memory consumption (I know that memory is cheap
> today). I think in the future this may be the right way, but today
> it's to early for that step.
>
> Best Regards
> Przemek
>
> PS. Sorry for my english, it's not my native language.
>
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