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Re: [opensuse] Re: Nvidia GFX kernel modules for older 11.1-kernel 2.6.27.7-9, anywhere?
  • From: Manfred Hollstein <manfred@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:17:30 +0200
  • Message-id: <20090629141730.GA7816@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 29 Jun 2009, 14:04:04 +0200, Joachim Schrod wrote:
Per Jessen wrote:
Joachim Schrod wrote:

I'm looking for the proprietary Nvidia driver (kernel module) for a
GeForce FX 5200 graphics card. A rpm is supposed to be at
http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.1/, named
nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-pae.

But there is only a RPM for the most current 11.1 kernel, version
2.6.27.23_0.1. I need one for kernel 2.6.27.7-9. (I can't use the
most current kernel since VMware Server 1 doesn't work properly
with it anymore.)

Is there anywhere a repository archive for older versions where I
can fetch a respective RPM for my kernel?
Alternatively, is there another possibility to install that driver?

If the actual nvidia driver isn't any different, you could just install
the latest rpm with --force ?

Of course, I tried that already... :-) That doesn't work, the
kernel modules don't fit. (The error message at insmod time is
"Invalid module format".)

Actually, I didn't expect them to work, calling insmod was pure
mischief. From my VMware problems I know that quite a lot seemed to
have happened between 2.6.27.7 and 2.6.27.23.

Dunno for how long it'll work, but the following site helped me:


<http://www.insecure.ws/2008/10/20/vmware-specific-specific-55x-and-kernel-2627>

Joachim

HTH, cheers.

l8er
manfred
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