Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72565
nVIDIA Driver Module will not install because of gcc mismatch
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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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):
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
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.
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.