i just did a fresh install of slackware 10.1. right after i upgraded the kernel to 184.108.40.206 using this guide http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=408
just an over of the what the process was:
make menuconfig - changed processor type, added reiserfs, and added ALSA
make -j5 bzImage
make -j5 modules
mv System.map /boot/System.map-220.127.116.11
mv .config /boot/config-18.104.22.168
mv /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-22.214.171.124
mv /boot/vmlinuz /boot/vmlinuz-old
the kernel process went smooth with no erros and i am able to be off it. next was the nvidia install 7174. run the install and in the end it said unable to build nvidia kernel.
i checked the /var/log/nvidia-installer.log and this was at the end:
Building modules, stage 2.
make -rR -f /usr/src/linux-126.96.36.199/scripts/Makefile.modpost
/usr/src/linux-26.11.6/scripts/Makefile.modpost:38: .config: No such file or directory
make *** No rule to make target '.config' . Stop.
make *** [modules] Error 2
Make *** [modules] Error 2
NVIDIA: left KBUILD
nvidia.ko failed to build!
make *** [module] Error 1
make: *** [module] Error 2
this was what i done so far to try to resolve this:
recompiled the kernel x3 times
reinstalled with defualt settings 2x
reinstalled with selecting certain programs
btw, during the kernel configuration under character device for AGPGART i couldn't take it out the only two options were build-in or module same results in the help.
your help very appreciated thanks!