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drb
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Prior to these changes I was OK with 3.11-6 and 331.xx

I installed 3.12-0 and neither beta or 325.15 would install
Went back to 3.11-6 and only 325.15 will now install

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I assumed 3.12 was supported by the latest patches.

However, make sure to remember that you need to use sgfxi -f to install the driver using the latest patches, if you don't, all sgfxi does is rebuild the modules, which may not work.

The changes that the linux kernel have made since 3.11 are large and seriously impacted nvidia's logic, you can tell because it's taken them a while to release new drivers, and because they actually released their own patches in the meantime, which they almost never do. In fact it's the first time I can recall them doing that.

I can pull the 3.12 support if you can confirm from someone else that the new nvidia patches aren't working to build drivers for 3.12. Using sgfxi -f to install, that is. or sgfxi -f -B for the 331 series.

We'll see.
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drb
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Hi h2,

I've tried -f install as well with both 3.11 and 3.12. As I said, I can't even get 331.xx to install on 3.11-6 now.

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inxi -bxx
System:    Host: yawn Kernel: 3.11-6.dmz.1-liquorix-686 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.3)
           Desktop: KDE 4.10.5 (Qt 4.8.6) dm: kdm Distro: sidux-20070102-d:1
Machine:   Mobo: ASRock model: A770DE+ Bios: American Megatrends version: P1.70 date: 09/07/2010
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (-MCP-) clocked at 2600.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210] bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0a65
           X.Org: 1.12.4 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1280x1024@75.0hz, 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 210/PCIe/SSE2/3DNOW! GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 331.17 Direct Rendering: Yes
Network:   Card: Intel 82574L Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: e1000e ver: 2.3.2-k port: c800 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:10d3
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 810.2GB (78.8% used)
Info:      Processes: 262 Uptime: 24 min Memory: 3474.0/6078.8MB Runlevel: 3 Gcc sys: 4.8.1 alt: 4.0/4.2/4.4/4.5/4.6/4.7
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.45 running in konsole) inxi: 1.9.16


Although this ended up losing my whole day because of a grub 2 install / configuration bug, as you can see, the driver installs fine.

I'm going to assume there's some other issue, and leave the kernel 3.12 support active for nvidia, with patches.

You should see the patch applying during the install process.

The only difference I can see is if there's an issue with 64 bit driver patching.

The build of course failed for the 3.11 kernel when I did not use sgfxi -f
but when I added -f, to force driver reinstall, it all worked fine.
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I used to be able to get 331.17 to build but I now get the following error. 325.15 installs OK.

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NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
    nvidia-uvm.ko failed to build!
   make: *** [nvidia-uvm.ko] Error 1
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the Unified Memory kernel module.
-> done.
ERROR: The Unified Memory kernel module failed to build. To work around this issue, you may attempt to install this driver package again with the '--no-unified-memory' option.
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  ERROR: (245) The nvidia installer exited with the error: 1


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infobash -v3
Host/Kernel/OS  "hypnos32" running Linux 3.11-6.slh.1-aptosid-686 i686 [ sidux 2010-01 Ύπνος - kde-full - (201006131622) ]
CPU Info        2x AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ 1024 KB cache flags( sse3 ht nx lm svm ) clocked at [ 1000.000 MHz ]
Videocard       NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210]  X.Org 1.14.3  [ 1920x1080@60.0hz ]
Network cards   NVIDIA MCP55
Processes 168 | Uptime 17min | Memory 989.4/3041.6MB | HDD WDC WD3200AAKS-0,WDC WD6400AAKS-0,WDC WD15EADS-00P Size 2460GB (29%used) | GLX Renderer GeForce 210/PCIe/SSE2/3DNOW! | GLX Version 3.3.0 NVIDIA 325.15 | Client Shell | Infobash v3.46

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try this with the debian 3.11 kernel. Also try the towo kernel from siduction. I am unable to get anyone to report on 64 bit sgfxi -B so far, which I assume means it's working for them, though it would be nice to check.

Since adding a kernel is easy, give debian or siduction 3.11 64 bit a try and see if it works, if it does, file a bug report with slh, it wouldn't be the first time he's done something that makes nvidia break.
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inxi -SG
System:    Host: antiX1 Kernel: 3.11.5-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: herbstluftwm 0.5.2  Distro: antiX-base-maintenance Edelwei▀piraten 01 October 2012
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G98 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 2] X.Org: 1.14.3 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 8400 GS/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 331.17

just to show it works with latest 3.11.5 kernel.
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Thanks. 331.17 installing fine on siduction 3.11-6 32 bit kernel

:: Code ::
infobash -v3
Host/Kernel/OS  "hypnos32" running Linux 3.11-6.towo-siduction-686-pae i686 [ sidux 2010-01 Ύπνος - kde-full - (201006131622) ]
CPU Info        2x AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ 1024 KB cache flags( sse3 ht nx lm svm ) clocked at [ 1000.000 MHz ]
Videocard       NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210]  X.Org 1.14.3  [ 1920x1080@60.0hz ]
Network cards   NVIDIA MCP55
Processes 168 | Uptime 7min | Memory 1028.3/4049.0MB | HDD WDC WD3200AAKS-0,WDC WD6400AAKS-0,WDC WD15EADS-00P Size 2460GB (29%used) | GLX Renderer GeForce 210/PCIe/SSE2/3DNOW! | GLX Version 3.3.0 NVIDIA 331.17 | Client Shell | Infobash v3.46

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I don't come here often, but just to pile-on.

Yes, it all works 100% fine in my little world.



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inxi -SG
System:    Host: otsdawa Kernel: 3.11-6.towo-siduction-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: KDE 4.10.5 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux jessie/sid
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] X.Org: 1.14.3 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1200@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430/integrated/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.108

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drb, you'll have to install either debian 3.11 64 bit, before it changes to 3.12, or one of the others, liquorix, siduction, then report back.

If the aptosid 64 bit kernel has some special slh tricks in it, you'll see that right away by the simple fact that nvidia will install fine to any other kernel, if you get the error repeated, you will have to look into digging out the cause, until someone else confirms on another kernel a failed 3.11 / 64 bit / 331.xx/325.xx install.

Since installing an alternate kernel takes only a few minutes, I'll wait for that data.
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