[driverloader] driverloader won't build under new Linux kernel
Linuxant support (Jonathan)
support at linuxant.com
Tue Oct 3 14:25:11 EDT 2006
the build error you have reported is a known issue on newer RHEL 4.x
kernels, this have nothing to do with the 2.6.18 kernel. I have attached
a patch to this post that should solve the issue. It can be installed
with the 'dldrconfig --patch <file.patch>' command in a root shell.
For the new issue with:
Unable to determine version of kernel source
it is a possible regression of the utsrelease patch that we will have to
take a look at. Try without the utsrelease patch to see if there is a
Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com
Anne Racel wrote:
> I ran into a similar problem with the 2.6.9 kernel. I tried, initially,
> to run 'dldrinstall.run' and received the following errors:
> (cd /lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.2.EL/build && make
> "M=/usr/lib/driverloader/modules" "CC=gcc" modules)
> make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.9-42.0.2.EL-i686'
> CC [M] /usr/lib/driverloader/modules/dldrmod.o
> CC [M] /usr/lib/driverloader/modules/dldrpci.o
> CC [M] /usr/lib/driverloader/modules/dldrusb.o
> CC [M] /usr/lib/driverloader/modules/osusb.o
> CC [M] /usr/lib/driverloader/modules/GPL/netndis.o
> /usr/lib/driverloader/modules/GPL/netndis.c:4791: error: unknown field
> `get_wireless_stats' specified in initializer
> /usr/lib/driverloader/modules/GPL/netndis.c:4791: warning:
> initialization makes
> integer from pointer without a cast
> /usr/lib/driverloader/modules/GPL/netndis.c:4791: error: initializer
> element is
> not computable at load time
> /usr/lib/driverloader/modules/GPL/netndis.c:4791: error: (near
> initialization for `netndis_handler_def.num_standard')
> /usr/lib/driverloader/modules/GPL/netndis.c: In function
> /usr/lib/driverloader/modules/GPL/netndis.c:4821: warning: assignment
> discards qualifiers from pointer target type
> make: *** [/usr/lib/driverloader/modules/GPL/netndis.o] Error 1
> make: *** [_module_/usr/lib/driverloader/modules] Error 2
> make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.9-42.0.2.EL-i686'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> So I manually downloaded the non-rpm version, applied the patches you
> included, and received the following error:
> Unable to determine version of kernel source
> directory /lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.2.EL/build
> On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 10:46 -0400, Linuxant support (Jonathan) wrote:
>> DriverLoader 2.34 does not support the 2.6.18 kernel and a new version
>> of DriverLoader will be released in the near future to add support for
>> this kernel.
>> In the meantime, you can patch DriverLoader 2.34 with the patches I have
>> attached to this post. These patches should fix all the known problems
>> of DriverLoader 2.34 for the 2.6.18 kernel, including the build problem
>> described in your post. Each patch can be installed with the 'dldrconfig
>> --patch <file.patch>' command in a root shell.
>> Technical specialist / Linuxant
>> support at linuxant.com
>> Marty Huntzberry wrote:
>>> 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: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.18-dldrtmp2463'
>>> make: 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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