[PlanetCCRMA] fc7 nvidia, madwifi; ntfs

kelly hirai khirai at ongaku.isa-geek.net
Thu Feb 7 14:58:00 2008

in fedora 5, i had to build the nvidia module myself using nvidia's 
module installer.  it placed it in a 
place that the livna nvidia init script couldn't find it so,
i had to symlink thusly:

[khirai@kgh nvidia-96xx]$ pwd
[khirai@kgh nvidia-96xx]$ ls -l
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 76 Jan 29 20:10 nvidia.ko -> 


On Thu, 7 Feb 2008, pyrael wrote:

> Tracey Hytry wrote:
>> If I understand it correctly;  livna has prebuilt "kmod" kernel drivers
>> for recent fedora kernels.
>> I've never seen ones that are built for  the ccrma realtime kernels on
>> livna.
>> I don't know if this would work, and if someone was so brave to try it
>> would be pretty cool:
>> - Find out what version of the nvidia driver from livna you are using, and
>> download that version from nvidia.
>> - Try telling it to build a kernel module for the rt kernel.
>>   ( I do something like
>>        sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.09-pkg2.run -a -N -K
>> --kernel-name=
>>              as root, but I've only done this after installing the whole
>> nvidia package and needed to build modules for
>>              all of the other kernels on fedora7 here)
>> It's quite possible that the nvidia package from nvidia will refuse to
>> build the kernel module because the glx libraries from livna are different
>> then nvidia's,  or nvidia leaves a marker somewhere telling it which
>> version of itself is installed?  This I really don't know?
>> For myself, I do the whole nvidia build from the downloaded driver package
>> from the nvidia site.  Then I build the modules for the other currently
>> non-running kernels as shown above.  Every time there's a new xorg update
>> I check and see if the xorg update has written over the glx-core libraries
>> and reinstall the nvidia driver from scratch again, along with all of the
>> kernel modules for the other kernels.  At first this was a real pain, but
>> now it goes pretty fast.
>> I'm using a GeForce 7600GS at this time.
> The nvidia driver doesn't refuse to build, what happens is the nvidia contol
> applet has nothing in it. I have video, but no way of changing
> bright/contrast/3d options etc.. I was able to get the livna package and
> when I need 3d etc... I switch to that kernel. I was hoping that someone had
> found a way to make the nvidia driver build completely (like the livna
> package) against the ccrma kernel. I have not tried using the method you
> posted above yet, but I will try it today and post back my results.
> Thanks for the help
> Py