Bug 165290 - missing kernel source for nVidia twinview
missing kernel source for nVidia twinview
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-08-07 00:00 EDT by Bruce vanNorman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-09 14:54:04 EDT
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Description Bruce vanNorman 2005-08-07 00:00:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
the links to the kernel source (kernel.h) are broken so I cannot install nVidia's twinview. See bug #163406 which is the same error as applies to FC3.
At the risk of ranting - if I am to continue Linux development, I require nVidia Twinview (dual head support). The nVidia PKG requires access to kernel.h to install. Note: I don't care about HP printers, although somebody else does. I am not unsympathetic. As things stand, neither FC3 nor FC4 are usable for my intended purpose. I no longer run Linux. I am limited to Windows (nVidia's nView for dual head support) for all my development efforts :-(
Why all this attachment to dual head for development? It is a question of screen real-estate for editors, profilers, debuggers, IDE's, and the application under construction. I have two Samsung SyncMaster 171N ultra thin bezel LCD displays (1280 x 1024) clamped togeterh on a VESA 100 dual display bracket. Getting all those pixels and area on a single monitor is way beyond my budget.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.12-1.1369-FC4 & 1.1398-FC4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC4 from CD's
2. use nautilus to follow the links

Actual Results:  the link(s) /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1369 (and 1398) -FC4/build are broken

Expected Results:  the links beyound ..../build should exist.
There should be some way to find kernel.h for the running kernel.

Additional info:

link is broken on 4 machines running FC4 and FC3.
Re severity. I would rate this problem as most serious (not "normal") because it renders the distributions as usless as "data loss", "serious memory leak", would.
Comment 1 Gerwin Krist 2005-08-07 14:52:37 EDT
What software are you refering too? I installed nvidia stuff without problems,
so please tell me where you get the problem with? Links are not brken at my
place as long as you have the kernel-devel package installed.
Please react on this one mail, else I will put it on "WORKSFORME"

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2005-08-08 15:10:29 EDT
Install kernel-devel.
Comment 3 Bruce vanNorman 2005-08-08 21:43:03 EDT
Works on my machine too :-) Now.
- The bug description should be corrected to "kernel-devel package gets dropped
when upgrading to FC4". The condition reported in 165067/163406 is prerequisite.
The kernel-devel package was installed by the FC3 CD distribution and correctly
maintained through 3 FC3 kernel upgrades until the situation reported in 165067
occured. Thanks for the help. Iv'e been a sysgen soldier (os/390 and VM/CMS -
also IBM mainframe) for over 30 years. Your care, attentivness and expertise are
first rate.
Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-08-09 14:54:04 EDT
there is no kernel-devel package in FC3, so nothing got dropped.
It just isn't installed by default, as its not something that every user needs.

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