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Re: nvidia (graphics) driver pain



On November 2, 2005 01:10 pm, Gilles wrote:
> Hello.
>
> I tried something along the lines of the recipe evoked several times
> on this list, namely:
>
> $ m-a build -t -u module-assistant -k source/linux-2.6.14 nvidia
>
> Somewhere at the beginning of the log file:
>
>   WARNING: Symbol version dump
> /home/eran/system/kernel/source/linux-2.6.14/Module.symvers is
> missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.
>
> [Follows many warnings from the compilation.]
>
> And this is the end of the log file:
>
> [...]
>   LD [M] 
> /home/eran/system/kernel/module-assistant/usr_src/modules/nvidia-kern
>el/nv/nvidia.o Building modules, stage 2.
>   MODPOST
> /bin/sh: scripts/mod/modpost: No such file or directory
> make[4]: *** [__modpost] Error 127
> make[3]: *** [modules] Error 2
> make[3]: Leaving directory
> `/home/eran/system/kernel/source/linux-2.6.14' NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
> nvidia.ko failed to build!
> make[2]: *** [module] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory
> `/home/eran/system/kernel/module-assistant/usr_src/modules/nvidia-ker
>nel/nv' make[1]: *** [build-stamp] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory
> `/home/eran/system/kernel/module-assistant/usr_src/modules/nvidia-ker
>nel' make: *** [kdist_image] Error 2
>
> It seems that the compilation itself went OK (apart from the many
> warnings), but there was a problem in "stage 2".  What's the problem?
>
>
> I also tried with "make-kpkg", without better luck:
>
> Module /home/eran/system/kernel/source/modules/nvidia-kernel failed.
> Perhaps /home/eran/system/kernel/source/modules/nvidia-kernel does
> not understand --rootcmd? If you see messages that indicate that it
> is not
> in fact being built as root, please file a bug
> against /home/eran/system/kernel/source/modules/nvidia-kernel.
>
>
>
> Gilles

Try the advice in this post I seen on Debian User.

http://groups.google.com/group/linux.debian.user/browse_thread/thread/f126e8f271acbbb5/2b3371f32bd0729f?lnk=st&q=kernel+2.6.14+prepare+debian+user&rnum=1#2b3371f32bd0729f

Stephen
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