nvidia driver

Chris Locke clocke at stratitec.com
Thu Nov 6 21:49:51 UTC 2003

I got that same error when I tried installing vmware last
night...Figured a kernel recompile is in the future for me.


On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 15:13, Marc Williams wrote:
> I just performed a fresh install of FC1 on my older Athlon machine last
> night and all went well.
> I wish to install the nVidia Linux driver so that I might once again be
> able to run my display at something larger than 1024x768.  Under RH9,
> the Linux nVidia driver allowed me to do just that.  However, when I
> attempt to install the nVidia driver, it errors out by saying:
>    You appear to be compiling the NVIDIA kernel module with   
>    a compiler different from the one that was used to compile 
>    the running kernel. This may be perfectly fine, but there  
>    are cases where this can lead to unexpected behaviour and  
>    system crashes.                                            
>    If you know what you are doing and want to override this   
>    check, you can do so by setting IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH.
> A quick check through the archives tells me that I should be able to set
> a variable up that says:
> But when I do that, I get yet another error message that says:
>    *** Failed cc sanity check. Bailing out! ***
>    make: *** [gcc-check] Error 1
>    -> Error.
>    ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
> This brings to mind two questions:
> 1) How do I fix this?
> 2) Why is there a compiler mismatch in the first place?  (There wasn't
> under RH9)
> Thanks for any help!
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