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Re: Sourcecode compile errors due to version mismatch

On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:00:26 +0100, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:

> does somebody know, how I can avoid the check of the kernelversion, when
> a kernel module should be compiled?

Mmm, this situation sounds familiar to me... Ouch :-)


> There are some kernel modules, which inhibit to compile.
> I get this error:
> make[1]: Entering directory
> `/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel-legacy-173xx' make -C /usr/src/linux 
> M=`/bin/pwd` modules make[2]: Entering directory
> `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-1-686-pae'
> /usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel-legacy-173xx/Makefile:162: *** Only 2.6.x
> and later kernels are supported (3.2.6).  Schluss. make[4]: ***
> [_module_/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel-legacy-173xx] Fehler 2 make[3]:
> *** [sub-make] Fehler 2
> make[2]: *** [all] Fehler 2
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-1-686-pae'
> make[1]: *** [modules] Fehler 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel-legacy-173xx'
> make: *** [build-stamp] Fehler 2

Are you still compiling the legacy driver for your card? Why? Is "nuvó" 
not working?

> The same problem occurs in "acerhk" module, which checks for any "2.6.X"
> but NOT for "3.X", so it sees an error and stops compiling.

You can try to fool the makefile but nothing guarantees this to work. A 
kernel version requirement could be there for some strong reason.



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