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

M Yudkowsky speech at pobox.com
Fri May 23 18:48:56 UTC 2008

On May 23, 2008, at 10:41 , Lennart Sorensen wrote:

> 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).


Thanks for writing. As far as I can tell from looking at the output  
from debian/rules, there are no glaring errors. I get a .deb that I  
can install, and the install results in a suitably-named module in  
the nvidia directory of 2.6.25-2. When modprobe finds this kernel  
module I run into problems.

I will check over the weekend, try the new version, and let you know.  
Or if you like you can send me a URL to the new debian in advance and  
I can try it pre-release, but I have a very narrow window as I am  
going offline in 5 hours and will remain offline until Sat night.


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