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#1 2020-01-31 14:52:27

djg1971
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Registered: 2008-09-11
Posts: 160

error with "dkms install uvesafb..."

Probably since kernels 5.4.xxx I've been seeing an error message during the "running post-transaction hooks" section of pacman -Syu. Today for example:

==> dkms install uvesafb/1.0.1 -k 5.4.15-arch1-1
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.4.15-arch1-1 (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/uvesafb/1.0.1/build/make.log for more information.

The contents of the log file seem to indicate a missing file:

DKMS make.log for uvesafb-1.0.1 for kernel 5.4.15-arch1-1 (x86_64)
Fri 31 Jan 2020 09:33:54 AM EST
make -C src/ modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/var/lib/dkms/uvesafb/1.0.1/build/src'
make -C /usr/lib/modules/5.4.15-arch1-1/build SUBDIRS=/var/lib/dkms/uvesafb/1.0.1/build/src modules
make[2]: Entering directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.4.15-arch1-1/build'
scripts/Makefile.build:42: arch/x86/entry/syscalls/Makefile: No such file or directory
make[3]: *** No rule to make target 'arch/x86/entry/syscalls/Makefile'.  Stop.
make[2]: *** [arch/x86/Makefile:238: archheaders] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/lib/modules/5.4.15-arch1-1/build'
make[1]: *** [Makefile:18: modules] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/var/lib/dkms/uvesafb/1.0.1/build/src'
make: *** [Makefile:4: modules] Error 2
/var/lib/dkms/uvesafb/1.0.1/build/make.log (END)

I haven't been able to find anything via a forum search; for some reason the search hangs and never returns anything when I put in any snippets of the specific lines above.

If one ignores the message and just reboots, it doesn't seem to matter and the machine comes up with the new kernel and runs fine. However, if there is an easy fix for this it seems one should do so. (?)

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#2 2020-01-31 14:56:15

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 10,125

Re: error with "dkms install uvesafb..."

uvesafb seems to have an issue compiling against the new kernel headers. Do you use uvesafb? If not you could just remove it.

If you want to fix it you should read the AUR comments of the aur package you've installed: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/uvesafb-dkms

Also please wrap output in [ code ] [ /code ] tags without the spaces.

Mod note: Moving to AUR issues.

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#3 2020-03-15 16:27:58

firekage
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From: Eastern Europe, Poland
Registered: 2013-06-30
Posts: 577

Re: error with "dkms install uvesafb..."

Have the same problem with installing ufesafb-dkms. Cant build against new kernel. Unfortunatley i have to use it for Intel GMA 3600 in Acer Aspire D270 and Atom N2600 processor. Without it i cant have grapfic env.

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