Bug 72565 - nVIDIA Driver Module will not install because of gcc mismatch
Summary: nVIDIA Driver Module will not install because of gcc mismatch
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gcc3   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2002-08-25 16:29 UTC by Florian Rommel
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-25 16:29:29 UTC
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Description Florian Rommel 2002-08-25 16:29:23 UTC
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Description of problem:
trying to biuld the kernel source module from nVIDIA's Drivers, will not 
install on  the (null) beta due to gcc 3.21. The Driver modules gives the 
error: The Module was compiled with a gcc version 2 compiler where your kernel 
was compiled with a version 3 gcc. This is known not to work.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.get the newest NVIDIA_kernel package (rpm or src) from Nvidisas sit
2.unpack or try to install with rpm -ivh
3.try to do "make" to compile and install the module

Actual Results:  always fails to install, the compile actually works but when 
doing insmod NVDriever it gives the error.

Expected Results:  the module should load flawlessly

Additional info:

if there could be made some kind of choice to install gcc 2.9X it would be 
good, or even a choice of 2 kernels one compiled with gcc 2.9x and one with 
3.21. I think a lot of people have Nvidia Cards and use their drivers.

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2002-08-26 10:52:49 UTC
gcc296 is in compat-gcc package. Or you can insmod -f if you think it will work.
Best bug NVidia to either release gcc 3.2 compiled .o files, or even better
opensource the drivers.

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