Re: Nvidia compile error [SOLVED]
On 3 Jan 2003, Elijah wrote:
> It took me awhile to download new modutils, binutils, 2.4.20 kernel
> sources, etc. etc. .compile etc .. .. none worked for me.
> Then I searched all over forums, /usr/share/docs/, sites, etc. and found
> a suggestion to use the kernel-headers. I downloaded the
> kernel-headers.2.4.18.deb, untarred itself to /usr/src/, 'make install'
> the nvidia-kernels .. and it WORKED! ahhh that felt good ^.^ ...
> Compiling the kernel-source didn't help much so using the kernel-headers
> did it for me ... wow ... I've lost a ton of sleep on this one.
I'm glad you got it working!
The above doesn't make sense to me. If you compiled your kernel you have
your kernel headers. /usr/share/doc/nvidia-kernel-src/README.Debian.gz
If you look at the Nvidia tarball file NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191/Makefile it
KERNDIR=/lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)
ifeq ($(shell if test -d $(KERNDIR)/build; then echo yes; fi),yes)
And on my machine:
$ ls -l /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root root 29 Aug 7 22:07
/lib/modules/2.4.18-xfs-laptop/build -> /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.18
points back to the kernel source directory.
I've never used a kernel-headers package. I assume it creates a similar
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