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Old 08-05-2003, 04:08 PM   #1
Thylakoid
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DRI Driver Install Problem


I recently downloaded drivers for my video card from the DRI project on Sourceforge. I shut down X, logged in as root and tried to run the install script, but it fails and this is what appears in the log:

Makefile.linux:136: *** Cannot find a kernel config file. Stop.

I am running Redhat 8 with kernel 2.4.20-19.8 which I got as an update from the Redhat "up2date" thing. It sounds to me like a "kernel config file" is a pretty basic component, so I doubt I don't HAVE one (I mean, after all, I have a kernel), so what is the problem? Any ideas?

P.S. This is really just an attempt at getting further with my other problem, so if anybody has anything to say on that , it would be great
 
Old 08-05-2003, 04:40 PM   #2
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do you have a /usr/src/linux directory?
is there a .config file in it? (note the preceding dot)
 
Old 08-05-2003, 06:00 PM   #3
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there is nothing in the /usr/src directory
 
Old 08-05-2003, 11:10 PM   #4
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So you need to download and install the kernel source package.

kernel-source-2.4.20-19.9
 
Old 08-06-2003, 04:19 PM   #5
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The kernel-source package contains the source code files for the Linux kernel. These source files are needed to build custom/third party device
drivers.


I should have gotten that. oh well, downloading an RPM for the source of 2.4.20-19.8 now, since that's the one I have specifically (I'm assuming that's the way to do it) Thanks!
 
Old 08-06-2003, 04:55 PM   #6
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Even if I ignore the dependencies (--nodeps) it tells me "cannot handle file 'libc.so.6' with TLS data" What does this mean?
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:37 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Thylakoid
Even if I ignore the dependencies (--nodeps) it tells me "cannot handle file 'libc.so.6' with TLS data" What does this mean?
It means that you have seriously broken your package management system.

It also means that you did not bother to do a search on Google
or LinuxQuestions to see what was causing the problem.

<http://www.linuxquestions.ORG/questi...003/02/2/40485>

The solution to the problem is found at

<http://www.involution.COM/tls.php>

Please apply the remedy asap!
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:52 PM   #8
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That was stupid of me, considering it would have been easy enough to search for "cannot handle file 'libc.so.6' with TLS data," now that I think about it. Sorry about that Thanks for replying anyway, though. (That's apparently supposed to be embarrasment)

Seriously broken my package management system? Well, that sucks. I seem to have a knack for breaking things. Anyway, I'll try to fix it, although I'm going to be upgrading to Redhat 9 in a few days, which I assume will do the trick if I can't manage it by then. Thanks again, I'll be 'ing more next time.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 07:00 PM   #9
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Seriously broken my package management system? Well, that sucks. I seem to have a knack for breaking things.
Hey Thylakoid, do not be too upset about it. We all have to learn from our mistakes (and not searching) and if we do not break things we do not learn how to fix them. Life would be much less interesting otherwise :+)

If you are going to be upgrading to Red Hat 9, there is no point in trying out the DRI stuff until you get that done. And the newer DRI modules that come with RedHat 9 may mean you do not have to do your own installation.

Last edited by Corin; 08-06-2003 at 07:02 PM.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 08:45 PM   #10
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Well, I guess that's good. It would certainly be nice if my video card started working correctly from a simple upgrade, although I'm sure I should prepare for it to be a little more difficult. Thanks for the information. I wonder how I broke the package manager in the first place...
 
Old 08-06-2003, 09:48 PM   #11
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Thylakoid

You ask, how did you break the package manager.

I ask, "Did you visit the site" --

<http://www.involution.COM/tls.php>

which I took the trouble to search for, and find the cause and solution to your problem, which you could so easily have done.

Perhaps if you clicked the link, not such a strenous effort required by the forefinger, you would have not needed to post that question.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 06:47 PM   #12
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Once again, I appologize, except this time it is not for not doing my reading... rather not understanding or not making myself clear enough I did visit the site, and thank you for it, but I couldn't recall at the time installing a specific package that would cause that problem.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 11:19 PM   #13
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Thanks for taking the time to explain the misunderstanding.

Somehow your glicb package was updated on your system and the rpm package was not (or vice versa), and so the rpm binary was not compiled with the same libc version as the libc version present on your system.

Anyways, come back and tell us how you got on once you upgrade to RedHat 9, hopefully with your new installation working as it should, and whether you needed to install newer DRI software or not.

Last edited by Corin; 08-07-2003 at 11:20 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 04:50 PM   #14
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Gah! I was waiting until I got the CD's from TuxCDs.com and installed Redhat 9 before coming back here, but when I got them the "XXX XXX" install CD1 seems to have been faulty. I haven't gotten a reply from them yet. The other thing I ordered was Knoppix... it's a lifesaver! I was trying out a few different distributions and messed things up, but with the Knoppix CD I could still do plenty. Anyway, I think I'll reinstall RH8 for now (So the CD drive is available, that's really the only reason), download the RH9 ISO's and burn them myself. I got plenty of practice with the ones I've tried already. As for Knoppix, I'm keeping that CD (and the configuration-storing floppy) with me for now on. That thing rocks
 
  


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