[PlanetCCRMA] Planetedge kernels and nvidia drivers

Jan Depner eviltwin69@cableone.net
Sun Apr 16 06:31:02 2006

On Sun, 2006-04-16 at 09:14 -0400, Joe Hartley wrote:
> I've been running FC4 and kernel 2.6.12-0.21.rdt.rhfc4.ccrma and it's 
> been OK, though it doesn't feel as tight as my old RH9/CCRMA setup.
> So in the interest of better performance, I pull down the 
> 2.6.14-0.10.rrt.rhfc4.ccrma kernel, but there's a hitch: my nvidia drivers
> (which built and installed fine for 2.6.12) can't find the kernel
> sources to build a new driver against.
> I looked for a kernel-devel package, but only found one for a stock FC4
> kernel.  Has anyone run 2.6.14-0.10.rrt.rhfc4.ccrma with nvidia?  How'd
> you get the nvidia-installer to run?


    I have it running.  You have to get the 2.6.14-0.10.rrt.rhfc4
source.  I can't remember exactly what I did though.  I think I ran the
installer a couple of times before it finally kicked in.  I used the
8178 NVIDIA run package.  I have to warn you that the NVIDIA driver and
2.6.14-0.10.rrt.rhfc4 have some issues.  When I go into KDE or Gnome the
screen will freeze for a while and you'll see the following in the dmesg

NVRM: Trying to sleep during raised irql!!
NVRM:   are we holding a lock?
NVRM:   skipping os_delay

It will eventually unfreeze and then work fine.

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
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