[ATrpms-users] nvidia-graphics7185-1.0_7185-74.3.fc7 should have .so instead of .o?
doshea1978 at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 6 14:12:50 CEST 2007
I'm trying to use
on Fedora 7 with a RIVA TNT2 M64. When Xorg starts up, it reports
'Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)'.
This RPM contains "nvidia-1.0-7185_drv.o" and a symlink from
"nvidia_drv.o" to this has been created. I note that when I create a
symlink from "nvidia_drv.so" (note ".so" not ".o") to the same file, I
get a different error suggesting that Xorg wants a real .so, not one I
just renamed ("dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so:
only ET_DYN and ET_EXEC can be loaded").
How come this RPM contains a ".o" instead of a ".so"? I see in e.g.
"Changed nvidia_drv.o for nvidia_drv.so", so did this old legacy 71.85
driver miss out on this for some reason? Is there some trick to using
a ".o" instead of a ".so"?
I'm afraid Google hasn't helped me answer this question, I just see
that others have upgraded to newer drivers to get a ".so" instead of a
".o" but I think I have the latest RPM available from atrpms.
Apologies for my cluelessness, I used Red Hat back in the Red Hat
Linux 5-9 days and never had a fancy graphics card and now I have all
these new exciting things like closed-source drivers and SELinux to
figure out :)
Thanks in advance,
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