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Old 04-13-2004, 03:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy compile error with 2.6.5


I get the following error when attempting to compile a kernel for 2.6.5. I've googled and not found anything that helps. Anyone got any suggestions where to look?

Thanks and Best Regards

Jim

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LD init/built-in.o
LD .tmp_vmlinux1
kernel/built-in.o(.text+0x17a76): In function `do_magic_resume_2':
: undefined reference to `fg_console'
kernel/built-in.o(.text+0x17a7e): In function `do_magic_resume_2':
: undefined reference to `redraw_screen'
make: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Error 1
 
Old 04-13-2004, 11:45 AM   #2
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The sympols are defined in drivers/char/vt.c. You must probably configure "vt" to get
it working. Try a;
> grep -i vt .config
CONFIG_VT=y
CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=y
If you have "n" in these, try to find the correct place in the kernel configuration tool
that you use, or edit the ".config" file directly. The rebuild.
/L Ekman
 
Old 04-14-2004, 03:45 AM   #3
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don't have vt.config

Thanks for this Ekman and it is definately on the right track.

I don't seem to have vt.config anywhere on the system. What is the name of the package that I should donwnload/install to correct this?

Thanks

Jim
 
Old 04-14-2004, 03:50 AM   #4
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This command:

> grep -i vt .config

means check file ".config" and show lines where "vt" or "VT" or "vT" or "Vt" occurs
 
Old 04-14-2004, 03:51 AM   #5
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The file is .config (not vt.config or something)
 
Old 04-14-2004, 03:21 PM   #6
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Hello,
The configuration tool you use for cofiguring the kernel; gconfig, kconfig, xconfig or
menuconfig (that I use), all alters the (hidden) file ".config" in the kernel directory.
This file is then used to control the kernel compilation; what should be included and
excluded. You have got something included that seems to use the virtual terminal (vt),
but my guess was that the "vt" was not configured (an "n" for the symbols). The virtual
terminal (vt) is a part of the kernel, so no extra package is necessary, it just has to be
included in the kernel build. One way is to try to find where the vt's are marked in the
configuration tool of your preference and mark them.
It can however be easier to edit the ".config" file manually with a text editor (it is just
a text file). Save the old ".config" first, and give it a try.
Regards,
L Ekman
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:11 AM   #7
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Smile Thanks All

Thanks all for your help...I am learning!

I actually use Gnome, only because have used it for years and rather than change. I did manage to sort out this problem with your help and now have moved on to a couple of others!

I have used/compiled kernels before that worked very well on my notebook, ie automatically dealt with usb stuff being unhooked and external disks unhooked etc. There used to be an option for something called laptop support but I don't see it in 2.6.5. If anyone knows what I've missed let me know.

Thanks again

Jim
 
  


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