"nvidia: disagrees about version of symbol module_layout"

John Mahoney jmahoney at waav.com
Fri Oct 9 18:35:29 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:28 PM, John Mahoney <jmahoney at waav.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:04 PM, <Darxus at chaosreigns.com> wrote:
>> I patched the kernel package, built it via debuild, purged the packages
>> with a matching version, verified that /lib/modules/2.6.31-12-generic
>> was completely removed, installed my new packages, watched dkms do it's
>> thing with the nvidia module, rebooted, and got the error in the subject
>> in
>> dmesg.
>> How do I fix it?
> do you have CONFIG_MODVERSIONS=n.  This should get you past the specified
> error after that your on your own.  The nvidia driver is likely not be
> compiled against the kernel you just created because it is closed source.
> This is a guess btw.
What I said may not be true actually now that I think about it, but you
should be able to google around and see whats going on.  You may want to try
using a non-proprietary video card ;} for your tessting.

> heres a good link describing symbols
> http://www.skynet.ie/~mark/home/kernel/symbols.html<http://www.skynet.ie/%7Emark/home/kernel/symbols.html>
> --
> John
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