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opa_munster 07-30-2003 01:51 AM

No sources in /usr/src after Installation
Hi all,

I've installed Slackware 9.0.

I would like to compile the Kernel with Nvidia support.

My Problem : After the installation no files or subdirectories in /usr/src/ exist. Therefore it seems to be impossible to compile a new kernel (I expected to find a /usr/src/linux with kernel sources).

What was my mistake and how can I resolve this ?

Kind regards,


acid_kewpie 07-30-2003 02:02 AM

just install the package from the cd's... it's never normally installed by default as it's a pretty big lump of code.

captainstorm 07-30-2003 04:39 AM

I also have a question here. I have not compiled the kernel for device supporting purpose. How to do that? Put the source together with the kernel source and compile them all?

Thank you.

opa_munster 07-31-2003 01:07 AM

I found it ! Slackware 9.0 the Kernel Sources are not included by default
(e.r in the Slackware 9.0.iso).

They have to be downloaded. At Slackware ftp-Servers you find /slackware9.0/slackware/ directory wicht contains a Directory /k. This contains the Kernel Sources wich have to be copied (or extracted) into /usr/src

I have to thank myself finding this out....

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