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Linux Router - Building a Cable/DSL Router Out of Old Junk

GRUB Intro - Introduction to the GNU Grand Unified Bootloader

OpenBSD Mac - Installing OpenBSD on a Vintage Macintosh

Linux+ Exam - A Few Notes On CompTIA's Basic Linux Certification

AT Keyboard to PS/2 - A Silly Hack to Convert an AT-style Keyboard to PS/2

DVD Ripping with Linux - Storing DVD Video Data with DivX, XviD, and Other Cool Codecs

HPing Demo - Exploring the HPing utility

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CHAOS-Chattahoochee Area Open Sourcers - the 706 Area's BSD and Linux User Group

Temple Evangelism - Sharing the Shaolinux Way of Life

Geek Scrapbook - Various Bits of Technical Info That I Keep in Case I Forget

Geek Scrapbook

Various Bits of Technical Info That I Keep in Case I Forget


Have you ever spent hours fixing some obscure configuration problem on your Linux/BSD/Whatever box, only to have the same problem six months later... when you've forgotten what you did to fix it, and you have to do the whole process all over again?

Well, this page is where I'm sticking all those little tidbits so I don't have to suffer the pain all over again. I'm putting it on the website and not in some paper journal so that Googlers can benefit from it too.


Problem

Can't mount /dev/sda1 for USB storage device-type access to an Olympus E-10 digital camera on Slackware 8.0

Solution

Re-compiled the kernel so that all usb stuff was in modules. Then loaded the needed modules in this order: first usb-storage, then usb-uhci. Then mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera worked just fine.

Problem

Kernel re-compiling fails during 'make dep' with the following error message:

make[4]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18/drivers/ide' .depend:558: *** unterminated call to function `wildcard': missing `)'. Stop. make[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18/drivers/ide' make[3]: *** [_sfdep_ide] Error 2 make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18/drivers' make[2]: *** [fastdep] Error 2 make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18/drivers' make[1]: *** [_sfdep_drivers] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18' make: *** [dep-files] Error 2

Solution

Started over from a fresh un-tarballing of the source. Also, this may be of note:

Sometimes when you've interrupted the compilation of a new kernel (for whatever reason) it's impossible to restart the 'make' process. Even make clean won't work. You can solve this (at least...it worked for me) by removing the file /usr/src/linux/.hdepend

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