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Old 05-20-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
AngZangGui
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Need help


I downloaded the gspav1-20070110 and extracted the files. When I tried make, I get this

make -C /lib/modules/'uname -r'/build SUBDIRS=root/test/gspcav1-20070110 CC=cc modules

make:*** /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/build: No such file or directory. Stop.

Please help.

I'm trying to install the driver for a webcam. Do I have to install v4l or is it already in the kernel? If it's in the kernel, how do I use it? Otherwise, can I know how to install v4l?

Thank you.
 
Old 05-20-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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Install the headers or the kernel source code and try again. Make sure the directory /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 exist.

The ' in the make syntax is wrong. It should be `.

Fedora 6 should already have V4L, so you do not have to worry about it.
 
Old 05-20-2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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Kernel header or source code

Sorry, I'm too new to Linux.

I downloaded kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.rpm according to How to Compile A Kernel from http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_fedora onto Desktop.

I moved the file into /usr/src and did
rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.src.rpm

Howeve, it turns out with this error.
error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

I'm using VMware Player with Fedora Core 6.

Last edited by AngZangGui; 05-20-2007 at 09:23 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2007, 09:33 PM   #4
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trying as su?

Not being able to create a file often means you don't have sufficient permissions. Try the installation either after you have logged in as root or after you have issued the command "su" and supply the root password.

Read any INSTALLATION files which accompany the download.

The process normallly goes

./configure
make
make install
 
Old 05-21-2007, 08:09 AM   #5
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I did the above steps as a root user.

I even tried installing a new kernel kernel-2.6.20-1.2948.fc6.src.rpm
What I did was:
- yum install yum-utils
- yumdownloader --source kernel --enablerepo updates-source
according to http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-fc6.html

However, when I did the second step: Install the Kernel Source
using rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.20-1.2948.fc6.src.rpm
it still shows the same error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

keeping in mind that I did all these as root.

Some more questions:
- Why are the words for the new kernel in red unlike the "kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.i686.rpm" which is in green?
- The words for "build" and "source" in "lib/modules/kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6" are highlighted over with red. Why is this so?
 
Old 05-22-2007, 10:27 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the help given. I have managed to compile a new kernel.
 
  


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