Bug 54826 - New security updated kernel of Oct 18 breaks Nvidia support
Summary: New security updated kernel of Oct 18 breaks Nvidia support
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-10-19 23:15 UTC by joncruz
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-21 00:28:47 UTC
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Description joncruz 2001-10-19 23:15:44 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.17-14smp i686)

Description of problem:
Just upgraded my RedHat 7.1 box to the new Kernel. X would no longer start
up. I tried rebuilding the latest NVIDIA kernel module, and going to the
stock 2D support that comes with XFree86 4. Neither would work.

500 MHz PIII Gateway machine with a 16 MB RIVA TNT Card. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a RIVA TNT
2. Upgrade to the security patched kernel of Oct 18
3. X no longer starts.

Actual Results:  X failed to start

Expected Results:  X starting

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-10-19 23:18:27 UTC
Get a new driver from nvidia if you want to use the binary only module;
Why 2D breaks is a mystory; cc'ing the XFree maintainer

Comment 2 joncruz 2001-10-21 00:28:43 UTC
My /boot/kernel.h looks a little suspicious:

/* This file is automatically generated at boot time. */
#ifndef __BOOT_KERNEL_H_
#define __BOOT_KERNEL_H_

/* Kernel type i686i686 */

#ifndef __MODULE_KERNEL_i686i686
#define __MODULE_KERNEL_i686i686 1

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-10-29 02:23:23 UTC
Red Hat does not have the source code to Nvidia's binary only driver,
and does not ship or support Nvidia's binary driver.  If you have a
problem with the Nvidia driver, the proper support/bugfix path is to
contact Nvidia directly.

If you have a problem with the open source 2D "nv" driver that ships
with the distribution, please file a separate bug report against the
XFree86 component, including full details of the problem, and attaching
your XFree86 configuration files, and your XFree86 log and
/var/log/messages, and I can then assess the situation, and either look
into the problem and/or inform the upstream driver maintainer.

Closing bug NOTABUG.  Unsupported driver.

Comment 4 joncruz 2001-10-29 04:04:10 UTC
This was the problem:

/* Kernel type i686i686 */

 #ifndef __MODULE_KERNEL_i686i686

RedHat has the sources to the code that generates kernel.h

They should be capable of fixing that.

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