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Old 10-01-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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No kernel headers for 2.6.24-1-amd64 Lenny


Hello all,
Just finished a fresh install of Lenny using a 2.6.24-1-amd64 kernel.
I have just come to install the Nvidia driver(with the Nvidia installer),but the kernel headers are missing for this kernel version from the Debian repositories?
After googling i found the following link:

http://packages.debian.org/lenny/linux-libc-dev

Am i right in thinking that this package replaces the kernel headers?
I tried the following:

Code:
aptitude install build-essential module-assistant
Then:

Code:
module-assistant prepare
I then got an error message saying "cannot find kernel headers"
Any ideas on how to proceed with this kernel?
Regards.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:56 PM   #2
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Why not upgrade to the latest Lenny kernel (2.6.26) and try again ?

http://packages.debian.org/search?ke...ng&section=all

Code:
it-etch:~$ apt-cache policy linux-source-2.6.24
linux-source-2.6.24:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:

it-etch:~$ apt-cache policy linux-source-2.6.26
linux-source-2.6.26:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.6.26-5
  Version table:
     2.6.26-5 0
        500 http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu lenny/main Packages

Last edited by farslayer; 10-01-2008 at 03:00 PM.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 03:24 PM   #3
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I was thinking along those lines....
I can only find Linux-image-2.6.26-1-amd64 via aptitude.I assume this is the most recent?
Your post shows 2.6.26.5 for Linux-source.

Last edited by the trooper; 10-01-2008 at 03:36 PM.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 03:55 PM   #4
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Install the one you found.. it will all work out...

Code:
it-etch:~$ apt-cache policy linux-image-2.6.26-1-amd64
linux-image-2.6.26-1-amd64:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.6.26-5
  Version table:
     2.6.26-5 0
        500 http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu lenny/main Packages


it-etch:~$ apt-cache policy linux-headers-2.6.26-1-amd64
linux-headers-2.6.26-1-amd64:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.6.26-5
  Version table:
     2.6.26-5 0
        500 http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu lenny/main Packages
 
Old 10-01-2008, 04:20 PM   #5
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Using the later kernel now,with the Nvidia driver.
Thanks Farslayer.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 10:56 AM   #6
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Just to update on this post.
After installing the 2.6.26-1-amd64 kernel and Nvidia driver it hangs at boot for about 30 t0 40 seconds.
Here is the output of dmesg:

Code:
[   19.165444] ata3: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0)
[   24.881079] ata3: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)
After about 30 seconds the system then boots as normal.
After googling,i have seen posts on other forums relating this problem to the kernel.
Has anyone else got this problem,or more importantly found a fix?
I have filed a bug report with Debian,but in the mean time i have gone back to using the 2.6.24 kernel with the "nv" driver.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Regards.
The trooper

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Old 10-03-2008, 03:29 PM   #7
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It does appear to be a bug in the kernel related to libata
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11445
the fix is pending in the 2.6.27 kernel


https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/256637
Fix was included in Ubuntu-2.6.27-3.4

nothing for Debian yet it appears,,
 
Old 10-03-2008, 03:44 PM   #8
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Hello Farslayer,
Thanks for the links.
Haven't had the bug report accepted as yet by Debian.
I will post back any developments......
Just out of curiosity what kernel are you running in Sid?
 
Old 10-03-2008, 06:03 PM   #9
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Sid is currently at 2.6.26-1

http://packages.debian.org/sid/linux-image-2.6-686
 
Old 10-03-2008, 06:18 PM   #10
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Are you sure you don't have the 2.6.24 headers?

apt-cache search linux-headers-$(uname -r)

If not, you can still create the files you need, but you will need to install the source and configure the kernel. I can't remember if you also need to build it just to get the files needed.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 06:34 PM   #11
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2.6.24 source and headers are no longer in the repositories..

maybe they are archived somewhere ?

debs might even be on the install media...... hadn't thought about that.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 06:39 AM   #12
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I used the net-install cd version,so probably no .deb's on there.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 07:43 AM   #13
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Ugh ... that's one of the few annoyances with net installs; I guess the lesson is install the headers as soon as you install a kernel.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 08:27 AM   #14
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I wish that were true... some kernels are still available but the headers are not installable because of dependencies, or the headers are not available at all. So a slight refinement to the otherwise good advise: install the headers immediately when installing the kernel, if the headers do not install, drop the kernel!

jlinkels
 
Old 10-05-2008, 04:49 AM   #15
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Another update to this thread......
I was searching through some old discs ,and came across the full install DVD(disc1) for Lenny.
As Farslayer suggested this had the kernel headers for the 2.6.24 kernel on it.
Installed those packages from the disc,and installed the Nvidia driver.
Thanks to Farslayer,Pinniped and jlinkels for your replys.
Just waiting to hear what Debian say regarding the bug report......

Best Regards.
The trooper.
 
  


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