Howto build kernel module?
grante at visi.com
Thu Sep 15 20:50:59 UTC 2005
According to the FAQ:
I have installed Ubuntu, but I need to compile a kernel module
(for example, in order to connect to the network). What do I
First, check whether the module you need is already present.
Many additional drivers are included in the default Ubuntu
kernel. If you still need to compile a module, the following
command will install everything you need:
# sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
All of the packages needed are available on the Ubuntu CD.
I did that, and the linux-headers are installed under /usr/src,
but I still can't compile a kernel module:
*** Host machine kernel version=2.6.12-8-386, Driver kernel version=2.6.12-8, Path to kernel sources=/usr/src/linux, use KBUILD=yes
make -C /usr/src/linux M=/home/grante/peak-linux-driver-3.21/driver V=0 modules
/bin/sh: /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.12-8/scripts/gcc-version.sh: No such file or directory
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.12-8'
WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.12-8/Module.symvers
is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.
make: scripts/Makefile.build: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target `scripts/Makefile.build'. Stop.
make: *** [_module_/home/grante/peak-linux-driver-3.21/driver] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.12-8'
make: *** [all] Error 2
It looks like I'm going to have to install the kernel sources,
copy the appropriate config file and do a "make oldconfig &&
make". If that's true, what question is the FAQ really
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