Well, this is something of a strange case. In order to get 3D support for my card, I needed to build dri from CVS. That involves compiling X.org, Mesa, and DRM. In order to build DRM, it is necessary to have a configured kernel source for your current kernel. Now I havent had to recompile my kernel yet, but I downloaded it and was having errors with the compile because I wasn't able to go far enough into the recompile process. This is because make dep doesn't work for some reason, it says it's unnecessary and won't execute... I know it's unnecessary in most cases, but in mine it is, because make clean isn't enough to make the DRM build go without errors.. (I don't know if the make dep thing is a Mandrake specific thing, or if it's just part of the newer kernels.) So... I decided to just go through with it and recompile the kernel. It IS in fact the stock kernel or an equivalent because I simply loaded the existing .config file and recompiled the kernel. After that, DRM built itself with no errors. However, the modules wouldn't load because... you guessed it... version magic gave me hell about the kernel being called mdk instead of mdkcustom. Yippy. So, the quick and easy fix, without any major side effects to speak of, was to just change the name of the kernel to mdk when I compiled it. The alternative would've been to recompile the kernel AND all the modules then actually install them. I just wish make dep would've worked, then I wouldn't have had to deal with any of this stuff.
Last edited by springshades; 07-16-2005 at 08:08 PM.