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Re: [SLUG] TNT2 drivers with a patched Win4Lin kernel ??


recompile the driver for your new kernel (get the src rpm and rpm --rebuild)

On Tue, Jul 11, 2000 at 12:46:39PM +1000, Mehmet Ozdemir wrote:
> OK, I think I know whats's wrong
> 
> when I try to use NVdriver with the Win4Lin kernel it doesn't load eg:
> 
> insmod NVdriver =
> 
> Using /lib/modules/2.2.14-win4lin/video/NVdriver
> /lib/modules/2.2.14-win4lin/video/NVdriver: kernel-module version mismatch
>         /lib/modules/2.2.14-win4lin/video/NVdriver was compiled for kernel
> version 2.2.14-5.0
>         while this kernel is version 2.2.14-win4lin.
> 
> so if I do insmod -f NVdriver everthing is GREAT,
> 
> so the question now is how can I get NVdriver to be force loaded on boot ?
> 
> which file do I need to edit for this to happen ?
> 
> Kind Regards
> 
> Mehmet Ozdemir
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey Borg [mailto:jeffrey@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, 11 July 2000 12:28 AM
> To: Mehmet Ozdemir
> Subject: RE: [SLUG] TNT2 drivers with a patched Win4Lin kernel ??
> 
> 
> 
> Hi
> 
> On Mon, 10 Jul 2000, Mehmet Ozdemir wrote:
> 
> > I'm using 2.2.14-5.0
> >
> > also i saw a smp kernel at:
> >
> >
> ftp://ftp.trelos.com/pub/OLD/LINUX/RPMS/Kernel-Win4Lin1-RedHat6.2smp-2.i386.
> > rpm
> >
> > It would appear that the file from trelos is a kernel and the file from
> > NVIDIA is a patch, yes?
> 
> No trelos provide a patch for all the latest stable kernels about 60kb in
> size.
> 
> or prebuilt replacenment kernels for many major distributions.
> (or course I chose to build my own) which should work for your case.
> 
> 
> As for NVdriver it's a kernel module and a large one at that. Which
> you compile some c code and link some binary stuff to make the module.
> Some binary code is there for it. (you haven't noticed all 3d apps include
> XFree86 4.0 are like at least 130Mb in size? as reported by top when using
> the OpenGL libs from nvidia?
> 
> So when using a win4lin patched kernel NVdriver loads ok or not?
> 
> Jeff
> 
> 
> 
> 
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