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Old 02-19-2001, 09:08 AM   #1
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Hi great service.

My problem is that I am finding it difficult to have my written commands executed.

When I am in my user account and I open a Terminal window, I want to config my kernel so I type this :

rutnut@linux:" >cd /usr/src/linux
rutnut@linux:/usr/src/linux >make xconfig

then after return I get this :

make: *** NO rule to make target 'xconfig'. Stop

Any answers please, this happens in my Root

Old 02-19-2001, 01:53 PM   #2
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The kernel-sources and kernel-headers are installed on your computer? You need them for building a custom kernel.
Old 02-19-2001, 04:59 PM   #3
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type this and tell us what you see:

rpm -qa | grep kernel

Here is mine:

[joubert@CXO336745-x86-RH7 src]$ rpm -qa | grep kernel
[joubert@CXO336745-x86-RH7 src]$

Old 02-19-2001, 05:59 PM   #4
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Why are you so agressive?
It was just a question by me to an error that often takes place!
There are some more possible reasons for that error-message. Maybe someone else will help you.
I will not do so!
Old 02-19-2001, 11:32 PM   #5
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Unhappy written commands hard to execute

To Kevin J,

Thanks for the advice but to no success all it does after pressing the return key is pause and then :

rutnut@linux:" >

nothing else

How do I find out if my kernel sources and headers are installed and if not how do I install them ?
Old 02-20-2001, 05:53 AM   #6
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First i have to appologize myself. I think i have misunderstood the response.

Do an "rpm -q kernel-source" and an "rpm -q kernel-headers".

If there is no output from these commands you have to install the packages from your Linux-CD.
Mount the CD, change into the dir with the packages and do an "rpm -Uvh kernel-source-xxxx" (do the same with the header-package).
I assume that you have a linux-distro that uses the rpm-format.

Now it should be possible to build a custom kernel with "make xconfig" under X.

hope this will help you
Old 02-22-2001, 01:19 AM   #7
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Thanks tons,

It worked and is working fine so far but with one little snag my modem dials fine using Kinternet and then after a few seconds of connection disconnects

I'm using SuSE 7 I'v compiled my kernel will that have somthing to do with it.

Thanks again



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