[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#476504: Bug#476504: nvidia-kernel-source: Beta version of driver solves kernel 2.6.25 issues

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Tue May 20 15:40:09 UTC 2008

On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 01:43:04AM +0300, Micha Feigin wrote:
> Package: nvidia-kernel-source
> Version: 169.12-1
> Followup-For: Bug #476504
> the kernel driver doesn't compile with kernel 2.6.25 (which is the
> current debian default kernel I believe).
> This requires either patching the driver or updating to the new beta
> version 173.08. Could be a good solution, at least for experimental.

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to solve the problem of compiling against
kernels with XEN enabled which seems to be all the i386 kernels
(although not the amd64 kernels) as of 2.6.25 in Debian.  This seems a
bit odd though since there have been patches to supposedly make it work
for a while but nothing official.

With the current kernel state, the kernel team seems to have decided
that a few Xen users interrests are more important than any kernel
module users on i386, while amd64 users don't need xen and can continue
using kernel modules.  Seems rather inconsistent.

Len Sorensen

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