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Old 11-11-2003, 02:57 AM   #1
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Question configure can not check your kernel configuration


I am trying to install RivaTV, where is my kernal config? what do I have to do to it?

# ./configure
Checking for configured kernel headers... found [/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/build]
Checking for linux kernel >= 2.4.0... yes [2.4.18-14]
Checking for kernel build system... found
Checking for kernel configuration... not found
*** configure can not check your kernel configuration.
Checking for kernel dependancies... found
Checking for RedHat... yes
Checking whether AGP code should be included... no
Checking whether software conversion code should be included... no
Creating Makefile... done
Checking your current setup for incompatibilities...
Checking for /proc... yes
Checking for kernel gcc... 3.2
Checking for framebuffer... no
Checking for SMP... no

Your setup got 0 error(s) and 1 warning(s).
We recommend you try to resolve the issues before using RivaTV.

I thought I was on a roll with linux untill I hit this wall

Thank you in advance.
Old 11-11-2003, 03:19 AM   #2
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Install the kernel-headers package matching exactly the kernel you're running (v2.4.18-14). You should be able to get it from wherever you got the kernel in the first place.

Old 11-11-2003, 03:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for answering, but I origanlly had 2 warnings but I installed the headers and make deps etc... now there is only the one as shown above...
Old 11-27-2003, 10:07 AM   #4
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here, total installation :

install your kernel-headers package (2.4.20-20.9-athlon for example)

go to /lib/modules/$KERNEL_VERSION$/build (/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-20.9/build for example)

type : sudo make dep
find your kernel configuration ( locate *.config for find it, /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-20.9/configs/kernel-2.4.20-athlon.config for example)

type : sudo make xconfig
load your configuration and save it and exit

go to your rivaTV directory and type :

sudo make
sudo make install
su -
modprobe rivatv

open a new terminal and type : xawtv

normally, ritatv works
Old 11-30-2003, 12:58 AM   #5
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I downloaded RivaTV from CVS and all worked fine.
I think there is a problem with the latest release?


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