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Re: [opensuse-factory] Tumbleweed 3.3.0-16.1 kernel does not allow install of nvidia driver
On 03/24/2012 12:14 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
But who creates the kernel headers? And who compiles the kernel itself?

Most of the kernel headers come with the Linux source code, but others are generated when the kernel is built. Those are supplied by openSUSE. It is Nvidia's script that fails to find those generated headers. It was my fault that the original patch worked for a self-generated kernel, but not for the openSUSE supplied one.

Someone mentioned here a few days ago that nVidia were aware of the problem
quite a while back and before 3.3 was actually made available. Considering that
nVidia in now gone all luvey-duvey re Linux how could they have totally stuffed
up even their latest 295.33 released yesterday? The mind boggles...... :-) .

They should have fixed the problems when 3.3-rc1 was released, but that is common for them to be behind. Vmware is another one that is frequently behind the curve. Obviously, their priority is not in keeping up with the latest kernels. I have pushed patches to fix the compilation of the VirtualBox kernel module only to be told on their developer forum that the patch is already in their SVN database.


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