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From: walt <w41ter@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: nvidia-drivers-304.64 build failure against vanilla linux-3.7.4
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 01:08:03
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] nvidia-drivers-304.64 build failure against vanilla linux-3.7.4 by staticsafe
1 On 01/26/2013 04:06 PM, staticsafe wrote:
2 > I just grabbed vanilla 3.7.4 from, the kernel build itself
3 > went fine but when I did a modules-rebuild, the nvidia module failed to
4 > build.
6 Yes, this happens fairly often with proprietary drivers. Once upon a time
7 I would spend hours hacking away at the nvidia install scripts and I got
8 pretty good at fixing the problems (always caused by sudden changes to
9 the linux kernel header files) but now I just can't work up enough energy
10 to do it any longer.
12 The nvidia-drivers you need still compile against linux-3.6.11, but no
13 later than that. I know because I use the same drivers.
15 The nvidia devs will eventually get around to patching the kernel drivers
16 for older nvidia hardware, but they're getting slower as the hardware ages.