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Old 03-28-2002, 10:32 PM   #1
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Please help me!!! I'm going nuts!!!!!

I tried to installed the driverss for my sound card, I found a solution, I think, but the problem is since Im new to linux, I don't know the lingo yet.
Can someone please explain to me in plain newbiew english linux talked, how to do the following? , please read quote....

"Yep, I had same problem with Redhat 7.2, but if you read the error, it is simply notifying you that it doesn't want you to link against the /usr/include/linux files, so the simple fix is to go into the Makefile and change -I/usr/src/linux/include to -I/lib/modules/2.4.7-10/build/include (assuming you haven't switched to a new kernel) and it should compile fine, however I'm still having issues with it (ugh). Anyways, you don't necessarily have to go out and download the whole kernel source again =) Good Luck!"

Please help, thank you very much for your help!!!!!
Old 03-29-2002, 11:30 AM   #2
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When you unzip or untar a program, you will see a Makefile that is used to define the actions and parameters that the 'make' program uses to build a program. Alot of Makefiles are generic and may need some changes for YOUR system. So what this person is saying is to change that specific line in the Makefile from the more generic /usr/src/linux/include directory to one that is specific to redhat which is /usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/build/include in order to make sure that the Makefile is pointing at what it's looking for. You can edit the Makefile with any editor and just plain old change the line by deleteing/backspacing and the old one and typeing the new. Hope this helped your question a little bit? If not i'm sure one of use can be more specific for you...
Old 03-30-2002, 01:16 AM   #3
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One thing you can do to avoid this in the future (and avoid editing makefiles) is to link to your kernel source, "ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10 /usr/src/linux"


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