[PlanetCCRMA] Nvidia driver problems for the kernel

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Fri Nov 15 12:13:02 2002

> I'm sorry if this topic seems irrelevant to you.
> I was able to install successfully the Planet CCRMA kernel using the new
> CD images for Redhat 8.0. Installing packages went well using apt.
> Then I attempted to install the Nvidia display driver by untarring the
> source and using 'make install' as the manual states. I was successful
> in installing such drivers when I had an updated 2.4.18 kernel from RHN
> and an unpatched 2.4.19 kernel. The error message is :
> You appear to be compiling the NVdriver kernel module with
> a compiler different from the one that was used to compile
> the running kernel. This may be perfectly fine, but there
> are cases where this can lead to unexpected behaviour and
> system crashes.
> If you know what you are doing and want to override this
> check, you can do so by setting IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH.
> In any other case, set the CC environment variable to the
> name of the compiler that was used to compile the kernel.
> *** Failed cc sanity check. Bailing out! ***
> make: *** [gcc-check] Error 1
> + exit 0

Yep, that is a problem. The kernels were compiled with the gcc2.96
compiler that is part of RedHat 7.2 (with updates) and obviously you
don't have that on 8.0. I could compile the kernel on 8.0 but then the
7.2/7.3 users would have the same problem. I would then need to have
different kernel builds for each version, and that is, again, a pain :-)

Another option would be for me to compile the kernel module that you
need with the same compiler I used for the kernel. Could you send me an
url for what you need? Are there source rpms for it?

-- Fernando