kernel update/nvidia breakage/SMP issues

SteVe Cook yorvik.ubunto at
Thu Sep 14 19:39:48 UTC 2006

Henk Postma wrote:
> Dear All,
> After todays kernel update, the nvidia module does not want to load
> anymore in the 686 kernel. Surprisingly, it _will_ load in the 386
> kernel.
> When I try to modprobe nvidia (manually, because the
> /etc/init.d/nvidia-kernel start does not work) when I'm booted in the
> 686 kernel, it will complain, and dmesg says:
> # sudo modprobe nvidia
> # dmesg | tail
> <snip>
> nvidia: disagrees about version of symbol boot_cpu_data
> nvidia: Unknown symbol boot_cpu_data
> That seems like the kernel is a little different. What gives, and how
> can this be fixed? The 386 and 686 version are both 2.6.26
> Thanks, Henk
> PS I need the SMP version, because I have a dual core system.

change Option "nvidia" to "nv" explains all


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