[driverloader] driverloader won't build under new Linux kernel 2.6.18

Marty Huntzberry linuxhippy at verizon.net
Mon Oct 2 19:36:27 EDT 2006

Hi!  I've been using the driverloader software (2.34) for my Belkin wireless G card for about 6 months now with no problems.  I have it installed in
a PCI slot on a Pentium PC using Slackware Linux 10.2.  I have re-built the kernel several times on that pc and then built driverloader and gotten it
configured without a problem...till now.  Every other 2.6.x kernel was in the format 2.6.x.x and now it's 2.6.x.  I'm not sure if that's why it won't
build a module now.  Here's what I did and the error:

Re-booted into kernel 2.6.18 and then entered my newly extracted driverloader-2.34 directory and typed make install.  All went fine and then this:

To complete the installation and configuration of your device,
please run "dldrconfig" (or "/usr/sbin/dldrconfig")
root at LinuxHippy:/home/huntz/linuxant/driverloader-2.34-kernel-2.6.18# dldrconfig
Linuxant DriverLoader for Wireless LAN devices, version 2.34

No pre-built modules for: Slackware-Slackware linux-2.6.18 i586

Trying to automatically build the driver modules...
(this requires a C compiler and proper kernel sources to be installed)

Where is the linux source build directory that matches your running kernel?

WARNING: the kernel version () defined in
does not match the currently running kernel (2.6.18)
The cause of this problem is an incorrect kernel source path.
Please check that /lib/modules/2.6.18/build points to the right tree.
The cause of this is usually a missing or unconfigured
kernel source tree (and sometimes an incorrect directory or symbolic link).

However, proper /boot/config-2.6.18 was found.
Would you like to try using it (in a temporary kernel tree)? [yes]

Building modules for kernel , using source directory
/usr/src/linux-2.6.18-dldrtmp2463. Please wait...

ERROR: Module build failed!
Please examine the log file "/var/run/dldrconfig-buildlog.txt" to determine why.

That txt file shows this:

(cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.18-dldrtmp2463 && make "DLDR_KERNELSRC=/usr/src/linux-2.6.18-dldrtmp2463" "M=/usr/lib/driverloader/modules" "CC=gcc" clean)
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.18-dldrtmp2463'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.18-dldrtmp2463'
rm -rf *.o GPL/*.o *.ko GPL/*.ko *.mod.c GPL/*.mod.c .*.cmd
GPL/.*.cmd .tmp_versions .tmp_versions  /usr/src/linux-2.6.18-dldrtmp2463/.tmp_versions/driverloader.mod Unable to determine version of kernel source
directory /usr/src/linux-2.6.18-dldrtmp2463 make: *** [check_kernelver] Error 1

Any ideas?


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