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Old 05-28-2004, 10:40 AM   #1
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slackware kernel source install (kernel 2.6.6) ?


Hello,

i have installed the new kernel 2.6.6 from here: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...s/linux-2.6.6/

the kernel works great

now, i want to install the kernel source, because i want to install the nvidia driver...

i have downloaded this file "linux-2.6.6.tar.bz2" from www.kernel.org, but i dont now how i install the kernel-source.

how can i install the kernel source. iam using slackware-current

thx

greets

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Old 05-28-2004, 10:46 AM   #2
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just untar the package and........
move the directory to /usr/src/ and.......
change the symlink to point to the new kernel directory.......
and then update your lilo or grub............
 
Old 05-28-2004, 10:56 AM   #3
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change the symlink to point to the new kernel directory.......
thx for reply, but how can i set a symlink ?

greets
 
Old 05-28-2004, 11:24 AM   #4
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Check out the kernel compiling for newbies guide at the top of the forum. It'll give you everything you need to know about compiling a kernel from source.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 11:27 AM   #5
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if not then login as root and chnage to /usr/src/

now frist remove the old link like this: rm linux

now make the new link like so: ln -s linux-2.6.6 linux

and bingo we have a link to the kernel source
 
Old 05-28-2004, 11:38 AM   #6
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thx@all. the symlink works.

now i want to install the nvidia driver but i get this error:
Code:
 ERROR:Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel module filename
i have try it in the "normal" way and with --kernel-source-path.... but it doesnt work.

any suggestions ?

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Old 05-28-2004, 12:58 PM   #7
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can anybody help me ?
 
Old 05-28-2004, 01:05 PM   #8
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./Your_NVIDIA_INSTALLER --kernel-name=2.6.6

Last edited by keefaz; 05-28-2004 at 01:07 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 01:12 PM   #9
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./Your_NVIDIA_INSTALLER --kernel-name=2.6.6
hello,

that dosnt help. same error.

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Old 05-28-2004, 01:55 PM   #10
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what is the output in your
ls /lib/modules/
?
 
Old 05-28-2004, 01:59 PM   #11
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Quote:
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what is the output in your
ls /lib/modules/
?
Code:
ogu@night:~$ ls /lib/modules/
2.4.22/  2.4.26/  2.6/  2.6.6/
ogu@night:~$
EDIT: with the kernel 2.4.22 the nvidia driver works great

Last edited by LinuxOG; 05-28-2004 at 02:00 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 02:04 PM   #12
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Assuming you tar xjvf linux-2.6.6.tar.bz2 in /usr/src
and then ln -s linux-2.6.6 linux
does it work :
./Your_NVIDIA_INSTALLER -k=2.6.6 --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux

[ edit ]

Also to be sure, what is the output for uname -r ?

If it still does not work, I think it is time to learn how to configure, compile and install a new kernel (you end with a good kernel adapted to your system)

Last edited by keefaz; 05-28-2004 at 02:08 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 02:26 PM   #13
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Originally posted by keefaz

Also to be sure, what is the output for uname -r ?
Code:
ogu@night:~$ uname -r
2.6.6
ogu@night:~$
 
Old 05-28-2004, 02:37 PM   #14
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What is the full name of your nvidia installer package please ?
Does the directory /lib/modules/2.6.6/kernel/drivers/video/ exist ?

And Does it work :
./Your_NVIDIA_INSTALLER -k=2.6.6 --kernel-source-path=/lib/modules/2.6.6/build
 
Old 05-28-2004, 02:51 PM   #15
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Originally posted by keefaz
What is the full name of your nvidia installer package please ?
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
Quote:
Does the directory /lib/modules/2.6.6/kernel/drivers/video/ exist ?
yes

Quote:
And Does it work :
./Your_NVIDIA_INSTALLER -k=2.6.6 --kernel-source-path=/lib/modules/2.6.6/build
no, same error

i think i need to compile the kernel or have you more ideas?

big thx!
 
  


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