* Carlos E. R. <robin.listas(a)telefonica.net>
On Friday, 2009-10-30 at 16:04 -0400, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
* Peter Czanik <> [10-30-09 11:55]:
I installed kernel-source, made oldconfig and modules_prepare before
running the installer.
here is the problem, kernel-source. You need kernel-default-devel or
kernel-<type>-devel for the required hearder files to build.
And also kernel-source. Actually, the -devel package contains what the
'make cloneconfig prepare' sequence would have modified in the
on 11.2, kernel-source is *not* required, but kernel-<flavor>-devel *is*
required. I do *not* have kernel-source installed and have no problems
installing any version of the NVIDIA driver that I have tried (x86_64).
Also, no manipulations are required other than running the script and
answering the questions while in runlevel 3. I use:
sh ./NVIDIA-flavor.run -a
] Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 17:35:52 -0400
] From: Jeff Mahoney <(a)suse.com>
] Subject: Re: [opensuse-factory] Kernel sources for NVIDIA compilation
] No, it's not a bug. kernel-$flavor-devel is *not* supposed to be a pared
] down version of kernel-source. It's only meant to contain the per-flavor
] specific headers and scripts after running make prepare, the compressed
] ELF kernel (where applicable), and the symsets. The reason for this was
] to make kernel-source noarch.
both packages are needed. I forgot this difference in factory to previous
No, kernel-source is *not* needed.
Yeah it is. It's just not explicit anymore. kernel-$flavor-devel depends
on kernel-source. The -devel packages contain the per-flavor build
files, but everything else (headers, kbuild, etc) is still required from
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