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Old 02-25-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
Steve9999
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Unhappy Newbie needs help compiling an alsa sound driver


Hello all,

Just got a new computer, a Compaq Presario and installed Red Hat Linux on it. Everything was going perfect...

$ uname -a
$ Linux localhost.localdomain 2.4.21-4.EL #1 Fri Oct 3 18:13:58 EDT 2003 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

.... but No sound. Did some research and found out I needed the alsa-driver-1.0.2c.

OK, no problem there. Downloaded it and but when I ran configure, got this at the end of the output: checking for kernel version... The file /lib/modules/2.4.21-4.EL/build/include/linux/version.h does not exist.
Please, install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution
or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel
sources (default is /usr/src/linux).

What flags with the configure script do I need? Where is the /usr/src/linux equivelent for Red Hat?

So far I've tried "--with-redhat=yes" and many more options... not good. And also editing the configure file to point to the /usr/include directory.

Any help would greatly be appreaciated.

Thanks,
Steve
 
Old 02-25-2004, 11:38 PM   #2
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its still /usr/src/linux, you need to install the kernel sources RPM.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 12:00 AM   #3
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I copied all the source CDs in /usr/src/ linux. There are five directories: EULA, GPL, RPM-GPG-KEY, SRPMS and TRANS.TBL.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 12:12 AM   #4
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You actually need to install the RPM and it'll appear in that directory, not copying the source RPMs.
It should be in one of the installation CDs(not the source CDs), not exactly sure about Redhat Enterprise Linux but the kernel sources RPM should be called something like kernel-source-2.4.21-4.i386.rpm in one of the RPMS directory. Remove all the files you've copied from /usr/src/linux and install the rpm with
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rpm -Uvh <name of the RPM>
 
  


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