problem while building a driver /lib/modules/'kernel-ver-default'/build: No such file
I am trying to install a data acquisition A2D card from General Standards Corporation. I am new to installing drivers for linux.
I am using opensuse 11.2 kernel 220.127.116.11-0.1-default
Installed linux from scratch (KDE4) on a 32-bit pentium 4 machine.
opensuse 11.2 seems to be working fine.
Downloaded the kernel sources, the "make" application, gcc (which required the kernel headers).
The sources are in /usr/src ... as expected (?)
There is a broken link in /lib/modules/18.104.22.168-0.1-default called "build" that points to the inexistent
FYI - only /usr/src/linux-22.214.171.124-0.1-obj exists
Question 1 - where did this broken link come from?
It so happens that the "make_all" that comes with the linux drivers for my A2D card looks for that precise broken link. I imagine this is pretty common but I didn't know that.
Question 2 - what is supposed to be in that broken link and how can I fix it so that it points to the correct directory.
If I just "fix the link" and make it point to, say
the "make_all" application of the A2D card keeps going a little further, but then it tells me that autoconf.h and auto.conf couldn't be found, and that I could try to use "make oldconfig && make prepare".
Q3 should I do this?
Thank you for any time spent on this, really.
What kernel are you on? (uname -r tells you)
I am on 126.96.36.199, so the magic for me would be
ln -s /usr/src/linux-188.8.131.52/ build
Substitute your kernel version, and check it points at a directory.
My kernel version is 184.108.40.206-0.1-default
Through a bit of trial and error, I got my data acquisition card to work.
In summary, what I needed to do is to compile the kernel source files and modules.
I am not sure why, but it worked.
Of course, I also had to fix the broken link as business_kid mentions, but that was just the beginning of the problem.
This has now been resolved.
Thank you for all who spent time on this.
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