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Old 12-29-2008, 08:46 PM
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Hi I am writing to you guys but I got to confess I am using Desktop Bsd but help me please because I am desperate and my authorization email for Desktop Bsd forums never came even when I re requested it. But this issue also happened on PCBSD so you guys can help me out.

I am trying tu install drivers from package manager and it always fails to fetch, so I download it from nvidia.com and the it says something about source tree unable to find. What can I do?
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:51 PM
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it says this exactly :

"/usr/share/mk/bsd.kmod.mk", line 12: "can't find kernel source tree"
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/home/babu/Desktop/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-177.82/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-177.82.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:02 PM
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use the SETENV PACKAGESITE command to change where pkg_add -r searches for the package.

and did you add the entire fbsd src tree when you installed?

cvsup it.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:06 PM
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eh sorry man I completely new to this
how do I do that?
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:12 PM
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nevermind I found my way but thanks for mentioning cvsup u helped me find it
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:14 PM
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DesktopBSD may or may not provide a tool to automate fetching it (I've never used DesktopBSD; only Open, Free, Net, and PC); but you can always grab it in the usual way.

You can create a supfile for use with csup (or cvsup), or just use command line arguments to fill in the gaps. You should look in /usr/share/examples/cvsup for some example sup files. The FreeBSD handbook gives a detailed overview, and you should also find several quick examples in the PC-BSD forums, DesktopBSD forums, and PC-BSD knowledge database.


The basic idea is, you ask the program to fetch source code for a specific branch. This populates /usr/src/ with the source code for that branch (which should be the code for your running system; unless you want to do big updating).



The nvidia drivers build a loadable kernel module (LKM) as a requirement of being a driver; so it needs the kernel source code to build correct; and for maximum stability, the kernel, the userland, the driver, and the FreeBSD source code should all "match up" in versions.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:20 PM
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I still get this error in software manager :

"can't find kernel source tree"

How can I fix this?
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:24 PM
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If you look in your /usr/src and /usr/src/sys folders: what do you see?
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:26 PM
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nothing...
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:32 PM
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I screwed up huh...
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