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Old 10-30-2007, 01:34 AM   #1
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Error compiling NVIDIA kernel module on 2.6.23.1 kernel


Hi all,

I have trouble compiling the NVIDIA 1.0-9625 beta drivers downloaded from their website. Basically, during the portion in the install where it says it is compiling the kernel module, the progress bar would reach 100%, then it would abruptly stop with the error message: "ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module". Here is the install log:
Code:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Mon Oct 29 22:08:01 2007

option status:
  license pre-accepted    : false
  update                  : false
  force update            : false
  expert                  : false
  uninstall               : false
  driver info             : false
  precompiled interfaces  : true
  no ncurses color        : false
  query latest version    : false
  OpenGL header files     : true
  no questions            : false
  silent                  : false
  no recursion            : false
  no backup               : false
  kernel module only      : false
  sanity                  : false
  add this kernel         : false
  no runlevel check       : false
  no network              : false
  no ABI note             : false
  no RPMs                 : false
  no kernel module        : false
  force SELinux           : default
  no X server check       : false
  force tls               : (not specified)
  X install prefix        : (not specified)
  X library install path  : (not specified)
  X module install path   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install prefix   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install libdir   : (not specified)
  utility install prefix  : (not specified)
  utility install libdir  : (not specified)
  doc install prefix      : (not specified)
  kernel name             : (not specified)
  kernel include path     : (not specified)
  kernel source path      : (not specified)
  kernel output path      : (not specified)
  kernel install path     : (not specified)
  proc mount point        : /proc
  ui                      : (not specified)
  tmpdir                  : /tmp
  ftp mirror              : ftp://download.nvidia.com
  RPM file list           : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
   ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
   rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
   that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.23.1/source'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.23.1/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
   rm -f -f nv.o nv-vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-i2c.o nv.o nv
   -vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-i2c.o nvidia.mod.o
   rm -f -f build-in.o nv-linux.o *.d .*.{cmd,flags}
   rm -f -f nvidia.{o,ko,mod.{o,c}} nv_compiler.h *~
   rm -f -f stprof stprof.o symtab.h Modules.symvers
   rm -f -rf .tmp_versions
-> Building kernel module:
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.6.23.1/source
   SYSOUT=/lib/modules/2.6.23.1/build'...
   
   NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
   make CC=cc KBUILD_OUTPUT=/lib/modules/2.6.23.1/build KBUILD_VERBOSE=1 -C /li
   b/modules/2.6.23.1/source SUBDIRS=/tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-
   pkg1/usr/src/nv modules
   make -C /lib/modules/2.6.23.1/build \
   	KBUILD_SRC=/usr/src/linux-2.6.23 \
   	KBUILD_EXTMOD="/tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv" -
   f /usr/src/linux-2.6.23/Makefile modules
   test -e include/linux/autoconf.h -a -e include/config/auto.conf || (		\
   	echo;								\
   	echo "  ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid.";		\
   	echo "         include/linux/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are mis
   sing.";	\
   	echo "         Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it
   .";	\
   	echo;								\
   	/bin/false)
   mkdir -p /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_vers
   ions
   rm -f /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_version
   s/*
   make -f /usr/src/linux-2.6.23/scripts/Makefile.build obj=/tmp/selfgz5645/NVI
   DIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv
   echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -n 1`\" > /tmp/selfgz5645/NVI
   DIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv_compiler.h
     cc -Wp,-MD,/tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.nv.o
   .d  -nostdinc -isystem /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.1.3/include -D__KERNEL_
   _ -Iinclude -Iinclude2 -I/usr/src/linux-2.6.23/include -include include/linu
   x/autoconf.h  -I/tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv -W
   all -Wundef -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-com
   mon -Werror-implicit-function-declaration -O2 -pipe -msoft-float -mregparm=3
   -freg-struct-return -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=athlon -mtune=generi
   c -ffreestanding -maccumulate-outgoing-args -I/usr/src/linux-2.6.23/include/
   asm-i386/mach-default -Iinclude/asm-i386/mach-default -fomit-frame-pointer -
   g -fno-stack-protector -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-pointer-sign  -I/t
   mp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wimplicit -Wr
   eturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparentheses -Wpointer-a
   rith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -fno-common -msoft-float -MD -Wsign-compare -
   Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNVRM 
   -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=9625 -UDEBUG -U_DE
   BUG -DNDEBUG -DNV_SIGNAL_STRUCT_RLIM -DNV_MULTIPLE_BRIDGE_AGPGART_PRESENT -D
   NV_PCI_GET_CLASS_PRESENT -DNV_SYSCTL_MAX_MAP_COUNT_PRESENT -DNV_PM_MESSAGE_T
   _PRESENT -DNV_PCI_CHOOSE_STATE_PRESENT -DNV_VM_INSERT_PAGE_PRESENT -DNV_OLD_
   MM_KGDB_BREAKPOINT_PRESENT -DNV_REMAP_PFN_RANGE_PRESENT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATT
   R_PRESENT -DNV_VMAP_4_PRESENT -DMODULE -D"KBUILD_STR(s)=#s" -D"KBUILD_BASENA
   ME=KBUILD_STR(nv)"  -D"KBUILD_MODNAME=KBUILD_STR(nvidia)" -c -o /tmp/selfgz5
   645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_nv.o /tmp/selfgz5645/NVID
   IA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c
   In file included from /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:14:
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h:17:26: 
   error: linux/config.h: No such file or directory
   In file included from include/linux/list.h:8,
                    from include/linux/preempt.h:11,
                    from include/linux/spinlock.h:49,
                    from include/linux/seqlock.h:29,
                    from include/linux/time.h:8,
                    from include/linux/timex.h:57,
                    from include/linux/sched.h:53,
                    from include/linux/utsname.h:35,
                    from /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:19,
                    from /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:14:
   include/linux/prefetch.h: In function ‘prefetch_range’:
   include/linux/prefetch.h:62: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
   rithmetic
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: At top level
   :
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:110: error: e
   xpected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before 
   *’ token
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In function 
   ‘nvos_create_alloc’:
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:450: error: 
   nv_pte_t_cache’ undeclared (first use in this function)
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:450: error: (
   Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:450: error: f
   or each function it appears in.)
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In function 
   ‘nvos_free_alloc’:
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:482: error: 
   nv_pte_t_cache’ undeclared (first use in this function)
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In function 
   ‘nvidia_init_module’:
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1368: error: 
   ‘nv_pte_t_cache’ undeclared (first use in this function)
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1368: error: 
   too many arguments to function ‘kmem_cache_create’
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1489: error: 
   void value not ignored as it ought to be
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In function 
   ‘nvidia_exit_module’:
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1516: error: 
   void value not ignored as it ought to be
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1617: error: 
   ‘nv_pte_t_cache’ undeclared (first use in this function)
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In function 
   ‘nv_kern_open’:
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1844: warning
   : ‘deprecated_irq_flag’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/interru
   pt.h:64)
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1844: warning
   : ‘deprecated_irq_flag’ is deprecated (declared at include/linux/interru
   pt.h:64)
   /tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1845: warning
   : passing argument 2 of ‘request_irq’ from incompatible pointer type
   make[4]: *** [/tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.o
   ] Error 1
   make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/selfgz5645/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9625-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv] Error 2
   make[2]: *** [modules] Error 2
   NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
   nvidia.ko failed to build!
   make[1]: *** [module] Error 1
   make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
       on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
       driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
Here is the result for the command "uname -a":
Code:
ben@ben-desktop:~$ uname -a
Linux ben-desktop 2.6.23.1 #1 Mon Oct 29 19:19:24 PDT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
Just to give a bit more information, I'm currently running Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon, on a custom compiled kernel downloaded from <kernel.org>.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 10-30-2007, 02:56 AM   #2
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Code:
error: linux/config.h: No such file or directory
Do you have the kernel headers installed.

Cheers.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 04:05 PM   #3
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Snap. I had exactly the same Problem as I also dual boot Ubuntu 7.10 and have my own custom 2.6.23.1 kernel.

Make sure you have your kernel source in /usr/src/linux, (as has been already suggested) and autoconf installed.

This however still would not compile until I downloaded the Nvidia x86 100.14.11 driver, my archietecture is 32 bit Intel so may be different to yours, but try and download the alternate nvidia driver and see if that compiles.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 07:33 PM   #4
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Snap. I had exactly the same Problem as I also dual boot Ubuntu 7.10 and have my own custom 2.6.23.1 kernel.

Make sure you have your kernel source in /usr/src/linux, (as has been already suggested) and autoconf installed.

This however still would not compile until I downloaded the Nvidia x86 100.14.11 driver, my archietecture is 32 bit Intel so may be different to yours, but try and download the alternate nvidia driver and see if that compiles.
I'm pretty sure I have autoconf and my kernel headers installed. I'll give compiling the 100.14.11 drivers a shot, but I would prefer to have 1.0-9625 version.

Thanks for your responses guys!

EDIT: Ok, compiling the 100.14.11 driver fails with the same error.

Last edited by Slaco; 10-30-2007 at 09:01 PM.
 
Old 10-31-2007, 03:33 PM   #5
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This might explain it.

But, I'm running a 2.6.21.5 system, and I was able to compile the 100.14.19 version without any issues.

Are you certain you have the correct kernel source loaded, as well as the correct headers.

Cheers.
 
Old 10-31-2007, 07:12 PM   #6
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This might explain it.

But, I'm running a 2.6.21.5 system, and I was able to compile the 100.14.19 version without any issues.

Are you certain you have the correct kernel source loaded, as well as the correct headers.

Cheers.
Okay, I gather that my problem supposedly stems from the removal of the config.h file from the newer kernels. What exactly do I do? The last post mentions a possible workaround for this issue, but I have no idea what the "module.c" file refers to! I am quite new to linux, so I would appreciate some reasonably detailed instructions.

Again, thanks for your reply!

P.S. If this doesn't work out, I may just end up dumping Ubuntu and moving to something else...
 
Old 10-31-2007, 08:57 PM   #7
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But, I'm running a 2.6.21.5 system, and I was able to compile the 100.14.19 version without any issues.
Here's a snippet from my nVidia install:
Code:
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.21.5-smp/build \
        KBUILD_SRC=/usr/src/linux-2.6.21.5 \
        KBUILD_EXTMOD="/tmp/selfgz5132/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1/usr/src/nv"
You can see I'm running a kernel that doesn't have linux/config.h and nVidia drivers 100.14.19. Everything compiled cleanly.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MQMan View Post
Are you certain you have the correct kernel source loaded, as well as the correct headers.
**Update** Looking at your log, it appears that you do have the correct files loaded. But I didn't spot that you tried 100.14.11, not 100.14.19. Try dowloading the latest version.

Cheers.

Last edited by MQMan; 10-31-2007 at 09:04 PM.
 
  


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