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[Xen-users] Xen + Nvidia drivers

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  • From: "Waeyenbergh, Sven" <Sven.Waeyenbergh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 13:12:54 +0100
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Xen + Nvidia drivers


that's weird, i did compile my own (xen 2 based) dom0 kernel from source,
then proceeded in installing the nvidia drivers (using the .sh script they 
Obviously, no pre-made kernel modules were available,
but the script was able to compile its own module (with the correct links in 
I can't say i've used the graphic features of this system much (it's my server),
but i did not hit any issues with this, works like a breeze.


-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Liguori [mailto:aliguori@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 17 November 2005 20:08
To: mogensv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: bregulla; xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen + Nvidia drivers

Mogens Valentin wrote:

> bregulla wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I try to get a Nvidia Quadro PCI-E graphics card to work with xen in 
>> Dom0 with the binary nivida-drivers.
>> I use the xen-2.0-testing tarball with kernel 2.6.12 and the nvidia 
>> driver package NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676-pkg1.
>> The nvidia kernel module compiles without errors but when I try to 
>> load it segfaults.
>> Is it possibly because the tls-libs are disabled?
>> Has anyone managed to get the nvidia drivers to work with xen? Or is 
>> there a general problem with xen + nvidia?
This is a recipe for disaster.  The nVidia kernel driver has a binary 
layer that it not Xen-ready.  It's very likely that it's going to be 
doing something it's not supposed to do in Xen.

You're out of luck until nVidia releases a Xen driver.  You can also use 
the Open Source driver (or even just Vesa).

This is why binary modules are so evil...


Anthony Liguori

> Not sure I can help, but there's been general problems with nvidia 
> driver for a looong time. Check the threads on nvnews.com .
> Many still use the old 6629 driver, though it doesn't have as many 
> fancy features as later drivers. Then again, you may not need 8x AA 
> and AF...
> Of cause those problems are not normally related to Xen, but you may 
> wan't to give 6629 a try.

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