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Bus Error (nVidia)

I'm in the process of rebuilding my multimedia player Ding. I upgraded the Kernel (2.6.18) and the OS (Debian testing), but have a strange problem with building the nvidia drivers:

ding:/usr/src# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8774-pkg1.run
Verifying archive integrity... OK
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86 1.0-8774...
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8774-pkg1.run: line 926:  8406 Bus error               $script $scriptargs $*

I havn't the slightest idea what causes this. I also tried older driver packages with the same result. An strace brought the following output:

gettimeofday({1160596514, 741277}, NULL) = 0
getpid()                                = 6913
open("/tmp/nv-VUiCVZ", O_RDWR|O_CREAT|O_EXCL, 0600) = 4
lseek(4, 61404, SEEK_SET)               = 61404
write(4, "\0", 1)                       = 1
mmap2(NULL, 61405, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_SHARED, 4, 0) = 0xb7e00000
--- SIGBUS (Bus error) @ 0 (0) ---

So this mmap2 call seems to cause a SIGBUS signal, but what can I do to fix this? Googling didn't brought up anything useful :-(

If anyone has an idea please post a comment.

Tags:
nvidia, linux, troubleshooting
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Posted on Wednesday, October the 11th 2006 (12 years ago).

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