Re: HELP! make problems... kernel doesn't want to compile...

Jim Paradis (
Sat, 2 Nov 1996 01:28:26 -0500 (EST)

> When I try to do "make menuconfig" or "make xconfig" or "make modules"
> or almost anything.... I get a message that says:
> no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable
> make: *** [xconfig] Error 1

Hmmm... I can see why "make xconfig" would give you this, but I can't
see why "make config" would... you shouldn't be trying to fire up any
X apps in that case...

> X server doesn't seem to work b/c of my Compaq QVision card... is this
> _completely_ impossible????

X on the QVision is pretty much impossible... at least none of us knows
anyone who wants to write/port the X server for it 8-) 8-(

In fact on the 2000 that you have (aka Jensen), the only supported X
server is the S3 server. You can get the special S3 server (along with
other Jensen goodies) at or

> And... my network card - to get back to the worst thing - needs to have
> the kernel recompiled too... else I can't seem to find any support for
> my de-422 card... arghhh!!!

Select "Other ISA Cards", then select "DEPCA support" when you finally are
able to make config. The DE422 is essentially a DEPCA, and although it's
an EISA card it behaves in the slot pretty much like an ISA card as far
as the DEPCA driver is concerned...

Jim Paradis (        "It's not procrastination, 
Digital Equipment Corporation		       it's my new Just-In-Time 
(508)952-4047				       Workload Management System!"

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