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    Help with a kernel question

    I think I am doing something pretty stupid, but I cannot see what is wrong. I am trying to compile and install the S3 Savage4 DRI module that is being developed. I downloaded the driver sources and the 2.4.22 kernel source. I am supposed to compile like this.
    :/xc/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/os-support/linux/drm/kernel# make -f Makefile.linux LINUXDIR=/usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.22-xfs

    but I get this message

    make -C /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.22-xfs SUBDIRS=`pwd` DRMSRCDIR=`pwd` modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.22-xfs'

    The present kernel configuration has modules disabled.
    Type 'make config' and enable loadable module support.
    Then build a kernel with module support enabled.

    make[1]: *** [modules] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.22-xfs'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2

    I figure Knoppix 3.3 kernel has to be using modules so it looks like the make file is confused. I looked at the source of the Makefile and it looks to be geared towards RedHat. Is this a problem with the layout of the kernel source in Knoppix or have I done something stupid?

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    Figured it out. There was no .configure in the directory where I unpacked the source tarball. I got past that and ran into later compile problems so I am going to look for help on the DRI developer mailing list.

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