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hello, i have an ATI rage 128 video card (i know, im too poor to upgrade though) and i downloaded the updated drivers off of the DRI site. When i go to install them however, it ges near the last stage and says "Compiling...
ERROR: Kernel modules did not compile
The DRI drivers can not be installed without the latest kernel modules.
Installation will be aborted. See the dri.log file for information on
what went wrong."
can any help me please?
thanks in advance.
Ok, that actually makes some sense. I'm guessing you need to have the kernel source code installed on your machine. Distros frequently don't distribute it since it takes up a lot of space. If you haven't installed the source code, I'd visit your distro site and see if they have a package.
If you do have the source code on your machine, you might check and see if there is a config option that allows you to specifically point to it.
That depends.....What distribution of linux did you install? Otherwise you can download the kernel source from kernel.org. However, if you do that we'll have to go through how to get the configuration file built (believe me, its not hard). I'm guessing that if your distribution has a kernel package, that probably has the configuration already built in.
OK, first you are going to need to find your Mandrake CDs and start looking for the kernel source file. The name should be something like kernel-source-2.4.??mdk. The ? will be replaced by numbers. Once you have found that, install it with urpmi kernel-source-2.4.??mdk.
If all goes well, you should then be able to compile your video card driver.
If you still have the same problem with the program not being able to find the config file, you may have to get into the kernel source directory (usually /usr/src) and run make oldconfig. That should create a config file in the source directory that matches your current kernel configuration. Note that you will have to be su in order to run make oldconfig. Or maybe even to get into the /usr/src directory.
Cool. Glad the video drivers are working now. As for sound, I would first do a search and see if anyone running Mandrake has had sound problems and if none of those posts make sense, start a new thread. Since it really is a new topic, the mods aren't going to pitch a fit. If you do start a new thread, please post as much detail as possible about your soundcard and any error messages you are getting.