[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#476504: Bug#476504: Can compile but fails install due to symbol disaggrement

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Fri May 23 15:41:29 UTC 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 10:22:04AM -0500, M Yudkowsky wrote:
> I am able to compile the nvidia-kernel-source, 169.12-1, but I cannot  
> *install* the resulting module.
> KSRC=/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.25-2-amd64
> On modprobe, I receive the error message "FATAL: Error inserting  
> nvidia (path): Invalid module format."
> dmesg says "nvidia: disagrees about version of symbol struct_module"
> I am attempting to track this down, but I have limited kernel-fu.

169.12-1 doesn't normally compile against 2.6.25, so perhaps it didn't
actually compile in your case and just got confused instead.  We have a
patch to make it work which will be in the next release of the driver
(hopefully this weekend).

LeN Sorensen

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