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emerge -uvD world error
* Found kernel source directory:
* Could not find a usable .config in the kernel source directory.
* Please ensure that /usr/src/linux points to a configured set of Linux sources.
* If you are using KBUILD_OUTPUT, please set the environment var so that
* it points to the necessary object directory so that it might find .config.
!!! ERROR: media-sound/alsa-driver-1.0.11 failed.
!!! Function linux-info_pkg_setup, Line 537, Exitcode 1
!!! Unable to calculate Linux Kernel version
!!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, NOT this status message.
does it show that that there is a symlink to to a valid kernel
for example mine shows:
bob@localhost /usr/src $ ls -all total 16 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 24 Apr 26 17:33 . drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 4096 Apr 27 11:45 .. -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Feb 14 00:03 .keep lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Apr 26 17:33 linux -> linux-2.6.16-gentoo-r4 drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 4096 Apr 27 08:33 linux-2.6.16-gentoo-r4 bob@localhost /usr/src $
ln -sfn linux-2.6.16-gentoo-r4 linux
if the symlink is there then check that you have .config in /usr/src/linux
if not then try copying it from /usr/src/linux-2.6.16-gentoo-r4
localhost steven # cd /usr/src/
localhost src # ls -all
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Apr 27 16:58 .
drwxr-xr-x 16 root root 4096 Dec 3 00:40 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Dec 7 08:42 .keep
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Apr 27 16:58 linux -> linux-2.6.16-gentoo-r3
drwxr-xr-x 19 root root 4096 Mar 2 11:46 linux-2.6.14-gentoo-r2
drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 4096 Apr 22 02:08 linux-2.6.15-gentoo-r1
drwxr-xr-x 19 root root 4096 Apr 27 16:58 linux-2.6.16-gentoo-r3
what does uname -a tell us. I believe you updated your kernel with the USE=symlink flag and may not have compiled your newly installed kernel and then rebooted and old kernel comes up but sources point to new uncompiled kernel.
localhost steven # uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.14-gentoo-r2 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Dec 7 20:30:58 EST 2005 i686 Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz GNU/Linux
well as you can see that is the problem you have two possible solutions:
1) get your linux symlink to point towards your active kernel
ln -sfn linux-2.6.14-gentoo-r2
2) or compile your new kernel.
make && make modules_install && make install
don't forgetOriginally Posted by spencerf
ln -s linux-2.6.16-gentoo-r3 linux
cp linux-2.6.14-gentoo-r2/.config linux/.config
make && make modules_install
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel-2.6.16-gentoo-r3[/copy]
then amend grub accordingly
sorry if that was a little patronising, i'm in that sort of moodHere's why Linux is easier than Windows:
Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?
05-03-2006 #8Originally Posted by spencerf
no problem and if you want to avoid automatic symlinking of your kernel upon updates in the future just add -symlink to your USE in make.conf