Integrity changes from other Linux

Karl Larsen k5di at
Thu Oct 30 19:04:20 UTC 2008

    I am getting a handle on why NVIDIA has trouble with Ubuntu 
Integrity. I tried to compile a NVIDIA module on it and it failed. This 
is what happened:

NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
make CC=cc  KBUILD_VERBOSE=1 -C /lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/build 
SUBDIRS= modules
rm -f include/config/kernel.release
echo > include/config/kernel.release
set -e; echo '  CHK     include/linux/version.h'; mkdir -p 
include/linux/;     (echo \#define LINUX_VERSION_CODE 132632; echo 
'#define KERNEL_VERSION(a,b,c) (((a) << 16) + ((b) << 8) + (c))';) < 
/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-21-generic/Makefile > 
include/linux/version.h.tmp; if [ -r include/linux/version.h ] && cmp -s 
include/linux/version.h include/linux/version.h.tmp; then rm -f 
include/linux/version.h.tmp; else echo '  UPD     
include/linux/version.h'; mv -f include/linux/version.h.tmp 
include/linux/version.h; fi
  CHK     include/linux/version.h
set -e; echo '  CHK     include/linux/utsrelease.h'; mkdir -p 
include/linux/;     if [ `echo -n "" | wc -c ` -gt 64 ]; then 
echo '"" exceeds 64 characters' >&2; exit 1; fi; (echo \#define 
UTS_RELEASE \"\";) < include/config/kernel.release > 
include/linux/utsrelease.h.tmp; if [ -r include/linux/utsrelease.h ] && 
cmp -s include/linux/utsrelease.h include/linux/utsrelease.h.tmp; then 
rm -f include/linux/utsrelease.h.tmp; else echo '  UPD     
include/linux/utsrelease.h'; mv -f include/linux/utsrelease.h.tmp 
include/linux/utsrelease.h; fi
  CHK     include/linux/utsrelease.h
  UPD     include/linux/utsrelease.h
set -e; asmlink=`readlink include/asm | cut -d '-' -f 2`;   \
    if [ -L include/asm ]; then                                     \
        if [ "$asmlink" != "x86" ]; then                \
            echo "ERROR: the symlink include/asm points to asm-$asmlink 
but asm-x86 was expected"; \
            echo "       set ARCH or save .config and run 'make 
mrproper' to fix it";             \
            exit 1;                                         \
        fi;                                                     \
    else                                                            \
        echo '  SYMLINK include/asm -> include/asm-x86';          \
        if [ ! -d include ]; then                               \
            mkdir -p include;                               \
        fi;                                                     \
        ln -fsn asm-x86 include/asm;                              \
mkdir -p .tmp_versions ; rm -f .tmp_versions/*
make -f scripts/ obj=scripts/basic
  gcc -Wp,-MD,scripts/basic/.fixdep.d -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 
-fomit-frame-pointer     -o scripts/basic/fixdep scripts/basic/fixdep.c 
  gcc -Wp,-MD,scripts/basic/.docproc.d -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 
-fomit-frame-pointer     -o scripts/basic/docproc scripts/basic/docproc.c 
make -f scripts/ obj=.
make[3]: *** No rule to make target `arch/x86/kernel/asm-offsets.c', 
needed by `arch/x86/kernel/asm-offsets.s'.  Stop.
make[2]: *** [prepare0] Error 2
nvidia.ko failed to build!
make[1]: *** [module] Error 1
make: *** [module] Error 2
karl at karl-hardy:/mnt/usr/src/nvidia-177.80$

I should explain that I have the Integrity file system mounted to my 
Hardy at /mnt so I can work with it.
Observe the compile failed because the kernel is lacking asm-offsets.c 
which are needed by the NVIDIA compile tree and Makefile.

This means that EVERY person who has Integrity working with NVIDIA 
hardware is using the Wimpy nv software drivers. On my computer the 
image is off center and resolution is low.  On other computers it must 
be better.

The thing you get when you click on System- Administration 
-Hardware-Drivers on Intrepid does not work at all well. It appears that 
the software is fighting to work but it can't for some reason. It always 
errors out and doesn't load the driver you selected. OR, it might be 
that it does get the nvidia software but when it is making the module it 
errors out like above.

I will load Intrepid on my laptop which is not nvidia :-)

Maybe it will actually work!



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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