module

Asked by John May on 2019-02-02

boss@centre:~$ modprobe saa716x
modprobe: FATAL: Module saa716x not found in directory /lib/modules/4.15.0-45-generic
boss@centre:~$

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

John May (maihaus-bmts) said : #2

Would any one of you "Ask Ubuntus" care to try his hand at this.

Please talk to me.

/home/boss/media_build/v4l/../linux/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h:2:2:
error: #error "Please don't include <linux/compiler-gcc.h> directly,
include <linux/compiler.h> instead."
  #error "Please don't include <linux/compiler-gcc.h> directly, include
<linux/compiler.h> instead."
   ^~~~~
scripts/Makefile.build:339: recipe for target
'/home/boss/media_build/v4l/cec-edid.o' failed

On 2019-02-18 4:13 a.m., Launchpad Janitor wrote:
> Your question #678296 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/678296
>
> Status: Open => Expired
>
> Launchpad Janitor expired the question:
> This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state
> without activity for the last 15 days.
>

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Maybe you need a patch like this one
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10103113/

John May (maihaus-bmts) said : #4

Reply to Manfred Hampl. 2/21/19  14:19 Hrs.

        So you have a fix. Good, this problem has been around for a long
time.

FOLLOW UP.

Please execute.

        !. Go to.
https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/TBS_driver_installation

        2.           Download Open Source Driver.

(note. ljalves in first line this is LUIS  ALVES. He appears to be the
writer of TBS drivers. He has several pages on Git Hub. I have tried to
contact him a couple of time but he has declined to answer. But then I
don't have launchpad in my Email. )

      . 3.           Install Open Source Driver.

        4.           Check  and confirm errors  are still present   YES
or NO?

       5.            Install your patch.

       6.           Re-compile

       7.           Re-check.    Problem fixed YES or NO

On 2019-02-18 4:32 p.m., Manfred Hampl wrote:
> Your question #678296 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/678296
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Manfred Hampl proposed the following answer:
> Maybe you need a patch like this one
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10103113/
>

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

Sorry, but I do not understand your text.

John May (maihaus-bmts) said : #6

REPLY to Manfred Hampl. 2/23/19 09:23 Hrs.

      My apologies. I remember you drawing my attention to the fact that
English was not your Mother Tongue. I wouldn't have known it, though you
have given a few instances  of difficulty in reading it. I have gone
over what I wrote. Maybe you had difficulty with the word/execute/.
Please   substitute/Ausfurhen/  (no umlauts on US keyboards.)

      Any furthur difficulties please indicate by line number and problem.

On 2019-02-22 5:13 p.m., Manfred Hampl wrote:
> Your question #678296 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/678296
>
> Manfred Hampl posted a new comment:
> Sorry, but I do not understand your text.
>

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7

Sorry, I still don't understand what your question is.

Further remark to your comment #2

/home/boss/media_build/v4l/../linux/include/linux/compiler-gcc.h:2:2:
 error: #error "Please don't include <linux/compiler-gcc.h> directly,
 include <linux/compiler.h> instead."
   #error "Please don't include <linux/compiler-gcc.h> directly, include
 <linux/compiler.h> instead."
    ^~~~~
 scripts/Makefile.build:339: recipe for target
 '/home/boss/media_build/v4l/cec-edid.o' failed

This message is shown, if you try compiling a certain source file that has been designed for Linux kernel version 4.12 on a system with Linux kernel version 4.14 (or higher).

The link that I gave https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10103113/ contains the information about the changes that are necessary to allow compiling that piece of program on Linux kernel 4.14 (and higher).

It may be possible that there are also other parts of the source that need to be patched to compile on Linux kernel 4.15 (which I guess is your current kernel version).

I suggest that you use a different source package that is designed to work with kernel versions up to 4.18:
https://github.com/tbsdtv/linux_media/wiki

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