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[[User:Mrdemeanour|Mrdemeanour]] 16:46, 17 October 2006 (CEST)
 
[[User:Mrdemeanour|Mrdemeanour]] 16:46, 17 October 2006 (CEST)
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I need help! I'm getting the issue as stated at the bottom of the page (more errata was it?). I can follow the instructions given but I dont have all of the paths/folders as described and dont know enough to help myself.
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I the v4l-dvb package is in my home directory. I get the message saying "file not found: /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-server/build/.config" I dont have a folder called "build" at this path (or anywhere else I can see) so dont expect the symbolic link instructions pasted below to work.
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What information can I give so that you can help me? I'm using ubuntu server 7.10.
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"If you see the issue above, it is because your symbolic link for /lib/modules/<kernel-version>/build is broken. Before running make, remove the link and create a new pointing to the right location.
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For your example above,
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rm /lib/modules/2.6.15-27-desktop64-smp/build
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ln -s /usr/src/kernels/2.6.15-27-desktop64-smp/build /lib/modules/2.6.15-27-desktop64-smp/build"

Revision as of 17:47, 25 March 2008

I get a bunch of conflicts when I tried to do this. I run a custom 2.6 kernel, built from 2.6.18. I don't understand how the V4L tree jibes with the drivers from the kernel source. I suspect that if you are going to install drivers from a V4L tree, you should *not* configure the modules in the kernel tree (which modules should you not configure?).

There seems to be a big gap in the howtos, between those for newbies who have never set up any dvb card for linux, and those intended for developers.

Mrdemeanour 16:46, 17 October 2006 (CEST)

I need help! I'm getting the issue as stated at the bottom of the page (more errata was it?). I can follow the instructions given but I dont have all of the paths/folders as described and dont know enough to help myself.

I the v4l-dvb package is in my home directory. I get the message saying "file not found: /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-server/build/.config" I dont have a folder called "build" at this path (or anywhere else I can see) so dont expect the symbolic link instructions pasted below to work.

What information can I give so that you can help me? I'm using ubuntu server 7.10.




"If you see the issue above, it is because your symbolic link for /lib/modules/<kernel-version>/build is broken. Before running make, remove the link and create a new pointing to the right location.

For your example above,

rm /lib/modules/2.6.15-27-desktop64-smp/build ln -s /usr/src/kernels/2.6.15-27-desktop64-smp/build /lib/modules/2.6.15-27-desktop64-smp/build"