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    Default Creative X-Fi Driver make/make install problem

    I have a Creative X-Fi xtremegamer soundcard in my PC. I downloaded the driver and it worked fine so far in my other distro (Linux Mint). However in openSUSE when I try to 'make' and 'make install' (as instructed by the readme) I get the following message (running with su):

    HAL9000:/home/susephoenix/Documents/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00 # make
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27.7-9-pae/build
    M=/home/susephoenix/Documents/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/i386/pae'
    make[1]: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/i386/pae'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    HAL9000:/home/susephoenix/Documents/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00 # make install
    Copy module files...
    cp: cannot stat `ctxfi.ko': No such file or directory
    make: *** [install] Error 1
    Just for information when I type 'uname -r' I get this:


    susephoenix@HAL9000:~> uname -r
    2.6.27.7-9-pae
    Can anyone tell me from this what I need to do to make the driver install?

    PS I have mobo Intel/realtek audio but I really want to make the X-fi work, and especially since I know it works in the other distro.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Smile Re: Creative X-Fi Driver make/make install problem [solved]

    Did these:

    1. Installed the kernel sources
    2. Installed alsa-devel (don't know if this was necessary)
    3. switched to the kernel default version from the pae version (don't know if this was necessary)

    after this, make and make install went fine

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    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Driver make/make install problem

    Ok... now with the 2nd reinstall, I've discovered that basically one neeeds to install only these 2 things:

    1. kernel source
    2. gcc

    and then compile should work fine.

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    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Driver make/make install problem

    The Alsa-XFI Creative driver is a total mess - they actually gave up on it and gave the code + specs to Alsa project to implement.

    Your best bet is to download the 4front technologies OSS Sound driver pack and install that - it offers beta quality X-Fi driver support (Basic audio functions work, might occasionally pop or clip).

    Note that it's "free to use" but not "free" in open source sense.

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    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Driver make/make install problem

    - copy the /boot/config-2.6.27.7-9 file to /usr/src/linux/.config
    - in /usr/src/linux run make prepare and make modules_prepare

    it should create a Makefile in /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/i386/pae

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    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Driver make/make install problem

    Help, I am having the same problem with:
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27.21-0.1-pae/build M=/home/home/Desktop/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.21-0.1-obj/i386/pae'
    make[1]: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.21-0.1-obj/i386/pae'
    make: *** [all] Error 2

    It is mentioned:
    Ok... now with the 2nd reinstall, I've discovered that basically one neeeds to install only these 2 things:

    1. kernel source
    2. gcc

    and then compile should work fine.

    So what do I need to do?

    uname -r
    2.6.27.21-0.1-pae

    gcc -v
    Using built-in specs.
    Target: i586-suse-linux
    Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --infodir=/usr/share/info --mandir=/usr/share/man --libdir=/usr/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --enable-languages=c,c++,objc,fortran,obj-c++,java,ada --enable-checking=release --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.3 --enable-ssp --disable-libssp --with-bugurl=http://bugs.opensuse.org/ --with-pkgversion='SUSE Linux' --disable-libgcj --disable-libmudflap --with-slibdir=/lib --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-libstdcxx-allocator=new --disable-libstdcxx-pch --enable-version-specific-runtime-libs --program-suffix=-4.3 --enable-linux-futex --without-system-libunwind --with-cpu=generic --build=i586-suse-linux
    Thread model: posix

    Sorry, I am new to all this, so all help greatfully accepted

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    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Driver make/make install problem

    Hi
    When building modules you need the kernel-source, kernel-syms,
    linux-kernel-headers, module-init-tools, make and gcc installed.

    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
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    up 13:34, 1 user, load average: 0.12, 0.10, 0.09
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    suse_noob_here NNTP User

    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Driver make/make install problem

    ok, but as mentioned i am a noob!

    how do i do that or where can i find out how to do that?

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    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Driver make/make install problem

    Quote Originally Posted by suse noob here
    ok, but as mentioned i am a noob!

    how do i do that or where can i find out how to do that?
    Hi
    Either via YaST software management and use the search feature or if you
    have a console open (Command line) and use (and it's all on one line);
    [CODE]
    sudo zypper in kernel-source kernel-syms linux-kernel-headers
    module-init-tools make gcc
    [CODE]
    Any packages installed will be skipped.

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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
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    up 14:06, 1 user, load average: 0.57, 0.36, 0.20
    ASUS eeePC 1000HE ATOM N280 1.66GHz | GPU Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME


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    suse_noob_here NNTP User

    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Driver make/make install problem

    i take that back, i found kernel-source and gcc under software management so will now try...thanks!

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