I would suggest submitting this to the bugs list at
nvidia, along with pointers to where they can get the
kernel & the source. For obvious reasons we
cannot debug it.
They may be interested in the datapoint, though - I've
seen someone else with an RH9-based sgi-modified kernel
where the nvidia module oopses the box consistently,
although stock RH9 appears ok. *shrug* - we just
added devfs, kdb, and VFS stuff for xfs....
On Wed, 25 Feb 2004, Bela Babik wrote:
> thanks for the answer.
> > The module needs to be recompiled on your machine with the kernel source
> > being properly configured (make dep after initializing the config). It's
> > possible that when you re-installed the NVidia module, the NVidia package
> > found a close-match (but incorrect) binary on its FTP site and that's why
> > you're hanging. You need to give the -n (I think) switch to the .run
> > script to prevent it downloading a binary module and force it to compile
> > its own. You may need to play with the options but you'll get there
> > eventually.
> I have a configured kernel and i have skipped the precompiled serch step
> in the installation.
> The server starts, and the NVidia logo appears and then hangup.
> The newer drivers are a bit better, because it begin to load
> the desktop and hangup befire it can finish.