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I am trying to install ivtv 4.1 from a tarball and I get a fatal error message before it even starts good. The readme says use make, then make install.
[root@localhost ivtv-0.4.0]# make
make -C driver all
make: Entering directory `/home/roy/Documents/ivtv-0.4.0/driver'
make CONFIG_VIDEO_IVTV=m -C /lib/modules/2.6.12-12mdksmp/build M=/home/roy/Documents/ivtv-0.4.0/driver modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.12-12mdksmp/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: Entering an unknown directorymake: Leaving an unknown directorymake: *** [all] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/home/roy/Documents/ivtv-0.4.0/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
What gets me is that last month, ivtv installed perfectly without a glitch. The only thing that has changed since then is I downloaded some updates for Mandriva 2006. Are not the updates backwards compatable with older versons of the same files?
When I type uname -r, it shows I have 2.6.12-12mdksmp, the same version I had before I downloaded the updates:
bash-3.00$ uname -r
And the build directory does not exist where running make says it should.
I am at a permanent dead end unless someone is kind enough to show me the way.
You need the kernel source or headers installed depending on which the driver needs/Mandriva provides for building kernel modules. I would suggest searching your packages as to which is available and install.
After I did a clean install of Mandriva a couple of weeks ago, I inadvertently installed the wrong version of the kernel source. I installed 2.6-2.6.12-14mdk when it should have been 2.6-2.6.12-12mdk. The kernel version number and the source version number must match perfectly.
Allow me to thank jtshaw and HappyTux for guiding me in the right direction. I usually try to get help from the Google search engine or from the Docs and readme's before I post here. Whenever I post here, know that I have exhausted myself of all of my resources elsewhere.