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Old 08-18-2003, 08:18 AM   #1
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Unhappy /usr/include/linux/version.h #error ?


I want install driver but it error....I type
#make (mandrake 9.0)

gcc -D_KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/include ....................

/usr/include/linux/version.h:2:2 #error
"==========================="
/usr/include/linux/version.h:2:2 #error "You should not include /usr/include/{linux,asm}/header"
/usr/........................................... #error "....................
....
(Sorry I don't save it.)
....
It installed kernel2.4.19.16mdk (#rpm -q kernel2.4.19.16mdk)
but it is not in /usr/src/linux... where is it? why do I install driver?what does the error mean? Help me pls.
thanks
jeppe
 
Old 08-18-2003, 01:19 PM   #2
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It looks like you do not have the sources for your kernel installed on your system. Look for a package called kernel-src or linux-src in your distribution's package installation tool. (Sorry, I don't use Mandrake so I don't know what tool that is). You need the kernel sources installed to compile any drivers.

The kernel2.4.19.16mdk package you installed is probably the kernel itself, not the sources for that kernel. The sources are usually pretty large compared to the kernel itself. On RedHat, the source RPM for the kernel is around 30MB.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 10:10 PM   #3
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Or is it the old version ? (because I found it in Linux as *.c *.h *.o)
Can I install a new kernel version (linux-2.4.20) instead the old ?
Will it fine ? And you help me to how installation ? (./configure --?=?,make , make install and anyelse)
 
Old 08-28-2003, 09:39 AM   #4
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You can certainly install sources for a newer kernel than the one you are running, then build and install it, and add it to your boot-loader's configuration so that you can choose the new or old kernel when you boot. There's lot's of docs around on building and installing the kernel. You don't use ./configure because this isn't a GNU package. It has it's own configuration and install process. I like the interactive configuration.

The best place to start is probably the Kernel HOWTO: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO/index.html. Or search the web for "linux and building the kernel and mandrake" or something like that. I found a short summary at: http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/install/kupgrade2.html
 
Old 08-29-2003, 03:07 AM   #5
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Forgive me for hijacking your thread but we seem to have the same problem so I thought that there was no point in starting a new one. My problem is that I am trying to install a driver for my Aztech 56k USB Modem. I have downloaded a tar.gz driver from the official website.

Links have been deleted as indeed it is the same problem. Solved by installing the required files.

Last edited by Jongi; 09-04-2003 at 07:11 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 09:24 AM   #6
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Jongi, you do have the same problem: you don't have the sources for the kernel on your system. To compile kernel modules, you must have the kernel's include files available. These are not installed by default on most distributions, you must locate the kernel source package and install it. Then you'll be able to compiler your driver.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 02:15 AM   #7
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It involve with kernel source.
thanks all
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