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anyone had success building the nvidia legacy video drivers for 2.6.17? I know so far there has been problems with 2.6.16 and building the drivers, although there should be a ...
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    Linux 2.6.17 + Nvidia legacy drivers


    anyone had success building the nvidia legacy video drivers for 2.6.17? I know so far there has been problems with 2.6.16 and building the drivers, although there should be a patch out now on nvnews.net.

    I have hung back on 2.6.15.4 for a while now, just wondering if anyone has managed to build them ok on a 2.6.16+ kernel

    thanks!

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    my mistake, its actuallly 2.6.16.17 lol

    anyway I've found an unofficial patch for it the nvidia legacy drivers at nvnews.net, if anyone wants the patch or the instructions I'll post them here, I have managed to apply the patch ok so I'm building the new kernel to try it out.

    thanks people

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    2.6.16.17 running fine with GLX and legacy nvidia drivers

    if anyone wants the patched legacy driver tarball I have it etc

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    yes, thats looks like it, its the same filename anyway

    when i actually patched the extracted nvidia driver sources it only reported back saying it had patched one .sh bash script. but it worked fine so .

    it is unofficial however and they say on nvnews.net that a new legacy driver with the functionality of the newer nonlegacy driver will be coming out in the near future, will full 2.6 kernel support etc.

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