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VISA doesn't work on openSuse 10.2

VISA in annonced to be ok for Suse 10.2.
Actually, it doesn't work. We obtain the same error tant NI488.2.
Here is the message :

******************************** ERROR ****************************************
* Kernel source in /lib/modules/ does not appear to be
* configured for the kernel.
* Configuration of kernel source is required to continue installation. *
* Refer to the README file for the product you are installing for information *
* about configuring your kernel source. *
******************************** ERROR ****************************************

Installation aborted.

I installated the kernel package required by VISA :
kernel -source
kernel -syms

Maybe it's not enough ?!?
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Did you configure the kernelsource with

cd /usr/src/linux

make cloneconfig && make prepare-all


Message Edited by markus kossmann on 04-13-2007 04:57 AM

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That's a point. But I still have a problem concerning the kernel module compilation (Nikal).

Here is the message :

/usr/local/natinst/nikal/src make:
/bin/cp nikal.c objects/nikal.c
/bin/cp nikal.h objects/nikal.h
make -C /lib/modules/ SUBDIRS=/usr/local/natinst/nikal/src/objects modules
make[1]: entrant dans le répertoire « /usr/src/linux- »

WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-
is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.

CC [M] /usr/local/natinst/nikal/src/objects/nikal.o
/bin/sh: scripts/genksyms/genksyms: Aucun fichier ou répertoire de ce type
make[2]: *** [/usr/local/natinst/nikal/src/objects/nikal.o] Erreur 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/usr/local/natinst/nikal/src/objects] Erreur 2
make[1]: quittant le répertoire « /usr/src/linux- »
make: *** [objects/nikal.ko] Erreur 2
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your problem is due of your kernel version, suse 10.2 is not supported by NI. like you can see here.
your Error message is due to a bug of Mod.script in kernel 2.6.18, look on the NI web site, the last kernel version supported.

your not alone to have this problem like you can see in the attached file Smiley Very Happy.

but the only  solution to solve it at this time, is to downgrade your linux distribution version (and kernel to  the original kernel version).

Best regards

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