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kernel package build (2.4.18) failing

I've just down a brand new install of woody on a slot-loading imac. I
installed debian on the same imac a few years ago, but a lot seems to
have changed thus invalidating the knowledge I built up.

This time everything went smoothly till X startup. X just wouldn't
start at all.

Am I right in assuming that an X problem is likely to be lack of the
necessary framebuffer support in the 2.2 kernel? 

Is it normal to have to install a new kernel to get X to work on

I followed the standard Debian procedure to build a kernel package but
when I run:

   fakeroot make-kpkg ...

I get:

S3triofb.c: In function `s3trio_init':
S3triofb.c:322: warning: implicit declaration of function `pci_device_loc'
S3triofb.c: At top level:
S3triofb.c:783: warning: `Trio_MoveCursor' defined but not used
make[4]: *** [S3triofb.o] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.18/drivers/video'
make[3]: *** [first_rule] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.18/drivers/video'
make[2]: *** [_subdir_video] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.18/drivers'
make[1]: *** [_dir_drivers] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.18'
make: *** [stamp-build] Error 2

This suprised me. Why is a kernel package in stable malfunctioning?

Does it require some dependancy I don't know about?

Nic Ferrier

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