nvidia binary drivers no longer work

Paul Mather paul at gromit.dlib.vt.edu
Tue Aug 3 08:34:19 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-08-03 at 11:19, David Gilbert wrote:
> >>>>> "Paul" == Paul Mather <paul at gromit.dlib.vt.edu> writes:
> Paul> On Sun, 01 Aug 2004 23:07:59 +0200, Michal Varga
> Paul> <varga at stonehenge.sk> wrote:
> >> Same here, stopped working about three days ago. Athlon 2500+,
> >> GeForce 2 MX400, xorg-server-6.7.0_5, freezes when initializing
> >> video card. Open source drive works fine as usually.
> >> 
> >> The problem seems to be not kernel related, use of two week old
> >> kernel compiled on a different box didn't solve anything, so i
> >> suppose the new GCC has something to do with this. Rebuilt nvidia
> >> driver with no effect, xorg was not rebuilt yet, want to give it a
> >> try sometime. If someone tried that already, you can save me a lot
> >> of time by sending a notice..  (the system is very unstable after
> >> all the latest changes in -current, so i suppose i will take 5-6
> >> panics or lockups until i will be able to recompile xorg
> >> succesfully, if ever..)
> Paul> I don't think the GCC 3.4.2 import broke it.  I have a -CURRENT
> Paul> kernel+world built post-import and the nVidia driver still works
> Paul> for me.  (I did have to rebuilt the nvidia-driver port via
> Paul> "portupgrade -fu" though: the original installed version locked
> Paul> up my system when starting X.)  My kernel is dated "Sat Jul 31
> Paul> 23:08:22 EDT 2004," and I think that's from sources cvsupped
> Paul> sometime late 30th July/early 31st July.
> One possible difference: I'm still using XFree84-4 ... and a current
> from Sunday ... things are working.  Possibly something to do with
> xorg is broken?

I forgot to mention that I am running Xorg, not XFree86-4:

xorg-clients-6.7.0_3 X client programs and related files from X.Org
xorg-fonts-100dpi-6.7.0 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-75dpi-6.7.0 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-cyrillic-6.7.0 X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-encodings-6.7.0 X.Org font encoding files
xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-6.7.0 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-truetype-6.7.0 X.Org TrueType fonts
xorg-fonts-type1-6.7.0 X.Org Type1 fonts
xorg-libraries-6.7.0_1 X11 libraries and headers from X.Org
xorg-server-6.7.0_5 X.Org X server and related programs

So, I don't think it is necessarily the GCC 3.4.2+Xorg combination to

FWIW, my kernel is built with #undef PREEMPTION.


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