DRI compile problem

Larry larry at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Nov 1 16:33:30 PST 2002

On Fri, Nov 01, 2002 at 10:08:02PM +0200, Martin Kavec wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have difficulties to compile DRI according to latest BLFS book.
> My system is LFS-4.0 with original kernel (2.4.19), X-4.2.1 and I am
> trying to compile Voodoo3 kernel module.
> The problem is that after DRI-CVS compilation there isn't tdfx.o
> module in the folder which BLFS-book refers to (nor it is anywhere else
> in the source tree). I find following in the World.log:
> make[10]: Entering directory
> `/usr/src/DRI-CVS/build/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfre
> e86/os-support/linux/drm/kernel'
> === KERNEL HEADERS IN /usr/include
> === Compiling for machine i686
> === WARNING Use 2.4.x kernels ONLY !
> *** Kernel modules must be configured.  Build aborted.
> The reason is pretty clear from the message, missing module
> support in my kernel. However, I am sure that I am running modular kernel.
> I can even find tdfx.o module compiled in /lib/modules/2.4.19/.... folder.
> Anyone has an idea, what is going wrong? Thanks.
> Martin

Did you add tdfx to the host.def when you compiled XFree86?  It is not
included in the host.def shown in BLFS. Reread and confirm that you
followed the kernel paragraph about enabling Direct Render Manager and
marking the voodoo video card with a "M", not an "X".

Hope this helps.

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