Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72560
NVidia driver built improper module
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
nvidia drivers fail to build an insertable kernel module on beta "null." insmod
returns that the NVdriver was built by a 2.x compiler and that it cannot be
inserted into a kernel built by a 3.x compiler.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Just pull a copy of the lastest nvidia drivers and build them
This isn't a bug. This is actually a valid warning that wasn't in Limbo beta 1
and 2. You can force it with insmod -f. You can wait till nvidia releases a new
version or you can do the best idea, recompile your kernel and the driver with
Why should it matter? The kernel and the module are both compiled with gcc 3.2?
Why is the error issued implying that the module is built with 2.96?.....
hmmmm..... nevermind. The binary part of the driver is compiled with 2.96 but
the wrapper is compiled with 3.2, right? How do I get 2.96 on this system then?
You have gcc296 installed on your system if you install compat-gcc package.
But you'd need to recompile kernel using that compiler too.
Or you can insmod -f if you think it will work, we of course cannot make
any guarantees about binary only stuff...