[RFC] Moving Intrepid to 2.6.27 kernel

Alberto Milone albertomilone at alice.it
Fri Aug 22 08:33:04 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 19:33 -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> Alberto Milone wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 09:52 -0500, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> >> Hi Ben:
> >>
> >> Not to necessarily be a deterrant from moving to 2.6.27, but do the
> >> closed drivers available in Ubuntu, the Broadcom, the NVIDIAs, and the
> >> Fglrx compile nicely against 2.6.27, or will some more modifications
> >> be needed there too?
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> > As far as I'm concerned I see no problems here, at least with NVIDIA. I
> > haven't tried the new kernel yet however I wrote some patches to ensure
> > compatibility of the NVIDIA driver with kernel 2.6.26 and I think I can
> > do it for 2.6.27 too.
> > 
> There's rc3 based kernels here with headers:
> http://kernel.ubuntu.com/pub/next/v2.6.27-rc3/
> Give it a try and let me know how well it works out?

As you can see in the attached log, I can't build the kernel module
because of this:
FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol

As far as I know this kernel patch should solve the problem:

It would be nice if you could include it in the kernel.

P.S. NVIDIA's explanation is here:


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