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

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Sat, 2 Nov 1996 10:04:53 +0100 (MET)

> 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

I'm sure you get this only from make xconfig.
make xconfig requires that you start it from X-Window. If you can't get X
running use make config.
Answer all questions in the right way. (This is the hardest part).
Dont' use modules, please. First start with a kernel with all driver you
need in it.

Then do a

make dep clean boot

If the kernel compiles clean do following:

cd /
cp vmlinux.gz vmlinux.old.gz # its for save, so you can boot from
# it later by changing the kernelname
# for milo
cp /usr/src/linux/arch/alpha/boot/vmlinux.gz /

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

I don't think there is a change for the QVision for Alpha now. But look
at the AXP part of the new XFree 3.2.

About your DE422 card:

Use the DEPCA driver for it!

I hope it will help

Fritz Ganter, LinuxAlpha Supporter
Member of the Quant-X Group: Alpha based Systems running Linux

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