Re: load 2.4.x binary only module on 2.6

From: Gene Heskett
Date: Thu Nov 06 2003 - 15:06:38 EST

On Thursday 06 November 2003 14:52, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:
>On Thu, 06 Nov 2003 14:33:12 EST, Gene Heskett said:
>> I've got minions 4496 here, so how did you make it work? I had to
>> revert to the kernel driver nv which doesn't do as much, but is
>> easily 100000% more stable.
>Got NVidia's tarball, did the --extract-only thing, applied
>the Minion patch, 'cp Makefile.kbuild Makefile', reboot to the
>-mm2 kernel, 'cd src/NVdia<mumble>/usr/src/nv && make'.
>Actually, I've just had to do the 'make' for the last umpteen kernel
>revs - the Makefile dates back to Aug 4, and Sep 5 I had to apply a
>2-line fix to nv-linux.h.
>Not sure if the nv driver could be more stable - the last time I was
>able to tickle the NVidia code into crashing either XFree86 or the
> kernel was back in the 2.5.6* time frame.

Very very easily done. ctrl-alt-f2 to a shell. It may, or may not
work. crtl-alt-f7 back to X=locked up "tighter than Ft Knox"
computer, reset button or power button is all that works.

Cheers, Gene
AMD K6-III@500mhz 320M
Athlon1600XP@1400mhz 512M
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