Building kernels the Debian way (was: DPT2044W SCSI adaptor with disk installed but no /dev/sd* devices created)
On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 10:22:51PM +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
> > Create new default link to new source code
> This is absolutely unnecessary and maybe even harmful. Read the README
> in the Linux kernel tree why you should not do it.
The NVIDIA driver doesn't install when it wants to compile a kernel
module and you don't have the source in the default location.
Do NOT use the /usr/src/linux area! This area has a (usually
incomplete) set of kernel headers that are used by the library header
files. They should match the library, and not get messed up by
whatever the kernel-du-jour happens to be.
Who or what puts header files into /user/src/linux? It didn't exist
before I created it.
"Don't let them, daddy. Don't let the stars run down."
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