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ok, i have and can install it. checked Doentation/Changes to check versions of progs. it compiled nicely. boots nicely with a couple of minor errors that i'll get round to. what i don't understand is what the hell is going on with the header files??? have i missed something ? the nvidia driver installer can't find them and vmware is more confused. yes there are patches and i have used them, but what is the problem here? what is the location of the header files ? i thought it is /usr/src/linux-2.6.0/include or similar depending on where you have the source ...

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    Default 2.6.0 kernel installation - i don't get this

    ok, i have and can install it. checked Doentation/Changes to check
    versions of progs. it compiled nicely. boots nicely with a couple of minor
    errors that i'll get round to. what i don't understand is what the hell is
    going on with the header files??? have i missed something ? the nvidia
    driver installer can't find them and vmware is more confused. yes there
    are patches and i have used them, but what is the problem here? what is
    the location of the header files ? i thought it is
    /usr/src/linux-2.6.0/include or similar depending on where you have the
    source files. i can't find any doentation which describes why the
    header files are so ed up. i don't code my own kernels for fun on a
    sunny weekend nor do i spend hours on each cotton-picking piece of source
    code to find out what the hell it is. so, in short, all i want to know is
    why is there this trouble with the nvidia drivers, vmware and probably
    many more that need to compile from the header files of the kernel ? maybe
    i sound angry or just plain idiotic, but this logic is getting to me -
    2.6.0 is classed as stable so it should have no problem, or did i have
    blurred vision whilst reading kernel.org ?

    PecanEater
    PecanEater Guest

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    Default Re: 2.6.0 kernel installation - i don't get this

    On Sun, 04 Jan 2004 05:42:11 +0000, PecanEater wrote:
     

    I have experienced absolutely zero problems with the entire 2.6 series.
    What distro you are using may help to diagnose the trouble, rahter than
    having everyone guess at it. Is there a
    symlink to the sources you want to use in /usr/src ?
    ls -al /usr/src will tell.

    --
    The M$ warcry:
    Quantity is no substitute for quality, but it's the only one we've got.
    nunya Guest

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    Default Re: 2.6.0 kernel installation - i don't get this

    On Sun, 04 Jan 2004 19:36:00 +0000, nunya wrote:
     

    using slackware current tree but i'm not sure that's important as i've
    installed the kernel from kernel.org. you see normally the headers are
    sorted out in a package with distributions, but i can't figure out how to
    do it with the kernel.org source. there are no packages for the 2.6.0
    kernel for slackware. i've done a bit more reading and think installing
    glibc from source will sort it out. the trouble, as i've found out, is
    that my current glibc is compiled with older headers. now i have found
    trouble installing glibc with the 2.6.0 kernel - it doesn't get passed the
    config stage; though i have read from http://www.linuxfromscratch.org that
    by touching 2 files you can get to the make stage, but that aborts halfway
    through anyway. it seems to be a never ending list of problems.

    PecanEater
    PecanEater Guest

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