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Old 02-06-2005, 07:36 PM   #16
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You may have to include the path to the kernel source (look in /usr/src) or alternatively create a symbolic link from /usr/src/linux to /usr/src/linux/kernel-source-foo.bar). Also, check that the kernel source is no longer compressed (should be a directory, not a tar.gz file), and that you have the exact source code for your particular kernel flavour - close probably won't be close enough...

It would also probably be worth trying a few other generic drivers - one of the ones that you already have may well work, if you don't put the resolution too high etc.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 02-06-2005, 11:18 PM   #17
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You may have to include the path to the kernel source (look in /usr/src) or alternatively create a symbolic link from /usr/src/linux to /usr/src/linux/kernel-source-foo.bar). Also, check that the kernel source is no longer compressed (should be a directory, not a tar.gz file), and that you have the exact source code for your particular kernel flavour - close probably won't be close enough...

It would also probably be worth trying a few other generic drivers - one of the ones that you already have may well work, if you don't put the resolution too high etc.

Cheers,

mj
I am using an LCD so I must run it at 1280x1024 in its native resolution. I am not sure how to include the path to the kernel source file, could you give me a hint? thanks!
 
Old 02-07-2005, 07:26 PM   #18
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From your error log (previous page) you would need to use the --kernel-source-path option. In other words, type
Code:
./foobar --kernel-source-path /usr/src/kernel-source-path
where foobar is whatever command you need to used to start the installation, and /usr/src/kernel-source-path is just that (modify at will). Alternatively, the installation script is almost certainly looking for the kernel sources in /usr/src/linux, so have a look there and see if it matches the kernel you are running (use uname -r to find out). If all you see is a tar.gz file, or a subdirectory of /usr/src/linux that does not match your current kernel, then best to create a symlink from here to your new kernel source, e.g. as root
Code:
ln -s /new/path /usr/src/linux
Obviously, replace /new/path with the absolute path to the kernel source code that you want the driver to use. If it is the correct kernel source code, but in a tar.gz file, run (as root) tar -xvvzf kernel-source-filename.tar.gz.

Also, if you are using an LCD screen, then when you are running the xorgconfig script, you may want to just try using a 'generic' screen type - these sometimes have more success than the so-called correct ones; along with perhaps a standard VESA driver.

Cheers,

mj

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