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Bug 30794 - New NVidia 1.0-4496 driver won't load thru modprobe with gentoo-sources 2.4.20-pre7 with A7V8X mainboard
Summary: New NVidia 1.0-4496 driver won't load thru modprobe with gentoo-sources 2.4.2...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: (DEPRECATED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-10-09 16:37 UTC by Morten
Modified: 2003-11-11 19:44 UTC (History)
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Description Morten 2003-10-09 16:37:13 UTC
Then see next thread...

See my modprobe output at

This new nvidia driver fails to load because of a lack in the kernel asm or 
somethin (i think), the driver manages to build, but not to load. Dunno if it's
the motherboard driver or the headers that are wrong.. At least someone 
mentioned header faults in #linuxhelp.
Would appriciate a patch for this in the next gentoo-sources release :)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
make install the driver.. and try loading it.

Actual Results:  
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: unresolved symbol 
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: unresolved symbol 
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: unresolved symbol 
Hint: You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license
      and it has unresolved symbols.  Contact the module supplier for
      assistance, only they can help you.

/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: insmod 
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r7/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: insmod nvidia 

Expected Results:  
return 0;

Go gentoo :p
Comment 1 Tim Yamin (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-10 10:37:02 UTC
Looks like you might be having problems with your kernel configuration. Make
sure the kernel in /usr/src/linux is the one you are using, and if not, get
a fresh kernel and configure it manually. Then remerge nvidia-kernel.
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-10-23 09:02:26 UTC
and make sure you have highmem support in your kernel
Comment 3 Morten 2003-10-24 05:42:29 UTC
Solved the problem:
I installed the new 2.4.22 kernel from, works grate now,
and with 2000 fps more in glxgears, with the new nvidia driver. :)