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    Default Call for NVIDIA testers of 11.2 kernel update

    From the mailing list;
    From: Marcus Meissner <meissner-l3A5Bk7waGM@public.gmane.org>
    To: opensuse-stAJ6ESoqRxg9hUCZPvPmw@public.gmane.org
    Subject: call for NVIDIA testers of 11.2 kernel update
    Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 18:24:34 +0100
    User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.9i
    Newsgroups: gmane.linux.suse.opensuse.user
    Organization: SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG
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    Hi folks,

    We are currently having difficulties with the 11.2 kernel update,
    to version 2.6.31.12-0.1.1.

    The kernel update is currently in the 11.2-test repo,
    http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2-test/
    This repo is used for testing our updates before they are pushed
    to the official 11.2 repo.


    A cursory test here showed that the NVIDIA drivers from the NVIDIA YMPs
    that were there before Christmas did not work with the new kernel.
    The ones published by NVIDIA after Christmas work with the test kernel.

    We would like to have some testcoverage with NVIDIA drivers and this
    kernel update.

    So if you have a NVIDIA card and use the drivers from either NVIDIA
    single click install (or even self installed ones), feedback
    would be appreciated.


    As this is the test repo, we recommend testers be able to recover
    from potential wrong updates, like a non booting kernel.
    If you do not know how to recover from such things, please just
    disregard this email.

    Ciao, Marcus (for the openSUSE Maintenance and Security team
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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
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    up 20 days 3:53, 4 users, load average: 0.07, 0.08, 0.06
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    Default Re: Call for NVIDIA testers of 11.2 kernel update

    Just did this update, seems to work fine on 11.2 64bit geforce 9500GT.

    kernel-desktop 2.6.31.12-0.1.1

    Used this driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-195.30-pkg2.run

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    Default Re: Call for NVIDIA testers of 11.2 kernel update

    I did not have good luck.

    Started with a good config:
    Nvidia GeForce 7300GT
    Suse 11.2 64 bit, fully patched.
    Kernel-desktop 2.6.31.8-0.1
    Nvidia driver 190.53

    Installed Kernel-desktop 2.6.31.12-0.1
    it would only boot to the command line. Ran 'startx' and the X server would not run. This is with the Nvidia driver 190.53.

    Installed the new Nvidia driver 195.30. And tried booting the Kernel-desktop 2.6.31.12-0.1 again. The same problem happened. The X server would not run with the new kernel and the new Nvidia driver. I had to revert to the Kernel-desktop 2.6.31.8-0.1.

    Contact me if you need more info.

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    Default Re: Call for NVIDIA testers of 11.2 kernel update

    Forgot to mention there is a xorg repo configured on this machine.
    Installed the driver from init 3 the usual way :
    Code:
    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-195.30-pkg2.run --uninstall
    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-195.30-pkg2.run --x-module-path=/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/ -q

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    Default Re: Call for NVIDIA testers of 11.2 kernel update

    malcolmlewis wrote:
    > From the mailing list;


    are you relaying the user feedback to the mail list?
    or did you intend for the testers to do that themselves (i ask after
    seeing some feed back on this forum...with no mention they actually
    provided info to the ML [which list?])

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    Default Re: Call for NVIDIA testers of 11.2 kernel update

    did you also update kernel-source and rebuild the driver (as usual)?

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    Default Re: Call for NVIDIA testers of 11.2 kernel update

    Quote Originally Posted by msmeissn View Post
    did you also update kernel-source and rebuild the driver (as usual)?
    I did not do either, what a dummy for not thinking of that. Thanks for pointing this out.

    After installing kernel-source and rebuilding the driver it all works fine. I'm using the test kernel now. Here's some output of the running system.

    Code:
    bacchi@boreal:~> cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
    NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  195.30  Fri Dec 18 16:14:43 PST 2009
    GCC version:  gcc version 4.4.1 [gcc-4_4-branch revision 150839] (SUSE Linux)
    bacchi@boreal:~> uname -a
    Linux boreal 2.6.31.12-0.1-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-01-27 08:20:11 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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    Default Re: Call for NVIDIA testers of 11.2 kernel update

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium
    malcolmlewis wrote:
    > From the mailing list;


    are you relaying the user feedback to the mail list?
    or did you intend for the testers to do that themselves (i ask after
    seeing some feed back on this forum...with no mention they actually
    provided info to the ML [which list?])
    Hi
    I've asked Marcus Meissner to come and check this thread out for user
    feedback and see he is here

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    Default Re: Call for NVIDIA testers of 11.2 kernel update

    malcolmlewis wrote:
    > and see he is here


    this is good cross pollination...thx.
    need more.

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    Default Re: Call for NVIDIA testers of 11.2 kernel update

    How long has 11.2 been out? And bugs like this are still prominent?

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