LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-06-2003, 07:56 AM   #1
klatu
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Texas
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Fedora Core 1 & Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Mankrake kernel konfusion!!


I have installed Mandrake 9.2 and I have been trying to install the NVidia drivers for my GF2 card.

I have followed a link from another thread at this forum and downloaded and installed the 'kernel-source-2.4.22-21'. The trouble is when I run the NVidia 'run' file it says the source does not match the kernel.

In my root directory I have some folders that reference '2.4.22-10', but in the 'usr' folder I have my '21' source files.

Did I get the wrong (RC-type) ISO's or am I just missing something obvious. I am not a complete rooky but I have never used LINUX consistantly for more that a few months at a time since Mandrake 6. I find it a very interesting OS but I always run out of time trying to get it JUST RIGHT. With a wife and kids and a job I have other things pulling at my 'free' time.

Thanks
 
Old 11-06-2003, 09:41 AM   #2
Hangdog42
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Maryland
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,803
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 422Reputation: 422Reputation: 422Reputation: 422Reputation: 422
You need to enter uname -a to find out what version of kernel you've got running. If that doesn't match the source code version, you're either going to have to compile a new kernel from that source code so they do match or you're going to have to find the source code for the version of kernel you've currently got running. You can might find the correct source code at the Mandrake site and you will definitely find the correct source code at kernel.org.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 09:52 AM   #3
klatu
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Texas
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Fedora Core 1 & Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 31

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks,
I'll try that when I get off work.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 08:43 AM   #4
klatu
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Texas
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Fedora Core 1 & Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 31

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Well, my kernel is -10 and I cannot find that source to download. I compiled a kernel last night and it worked 'kinda'. I've never done a compile before and I'm sure I need to learn about what to turn on, what to make as modules and what to leave out.

Is it posible to go backward and create a source out of the -10 working kernel. This may be a stupid question but what the heck.

Thanks for the help,
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:09 AM   #5
Hangdog42
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Maryland
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,803
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 422Reputation: 422Reputation: 422Reputation: 422Reputation: 422
As far as I know you can't "uncompile" a kernel. The best you can do is use the make oldconfig command in place of make xconfig or make menuconfig. Make oldconfig reads the current configuration file and uses that configuration in the new kernel compile.

I'm actaully surprised that the Mandrake site doesn't have an archive of their old kernel source packages. Did you buy Mandrake or did you burn your own? If you bought it, the kernel source should be on one of the disks. If you burned your own, then you might have it, depending on what disks you burned. You might have a look on the CDs.

However, if you've got a functioning kernel with matching source, you might have another go at compiling the NVidia drivers.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:47 AM   #6
klatu
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Texas
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Fedora Core 1 & Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 31

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I did buy the CD's online, but not from Mandrake. It was suppose to be the final but I'm not to sure it is. It is (now) a known fact that the kernel-source is not included in the ISO's for whatever reason.

The kernel that I compiled is not one that I intend to keep. It does not reccognize much of my computer. I think I may have another go at compiling and see if I can get all of my hardware recognized.

Like I said, this was the first for me so the fact that it worked at all was good news to me!

Thanks,
 
Old 11-07-2003, 10:08 AM   #7
dalek
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Mississippi USA
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,058
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 79
That is why I went back to 9.1. You can't compile anything without the sources. That stinks like yesterdays dung.

Later

 
Old 11-07-2003, 10:27 AM   #8
klatu
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Texas
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Fedora Core 1 & Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 31

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Or Ranger's pitching!!!!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kernel-Patch Debian Logo 2.6.2 not correctly working for custom kernel 2.6.11 smp deepclutch Debian 3 06-27-2005 03:59 AM
Mankrake 10.1 install fatal error pwash Linux - Software 0 02-06-2005 10:51 PM
Mankrake 10....A real Newbie review coopns Linux - Newbie 4 06-07-2004 02:06 PM
Kernel Konfusion GameboyHippo Debian 3 10-05-2003 09:06 AM
Mankrake 9.1/win98 dual boot probs Death@work Mandriva 6 08-28-2003 10:11 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration