I have code written in C and I have included some libraries such as linux/config.h and linux/kernel.h.

Whenever I compile the file, it gives me an error saying No such file or directory ?

Is there a certain program I should install first ? How can I solve this error ?

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    Are you sure that those files are in your include path for headers? – Misery May 13 '13 at 11:12
  • No I just downloaded the driver and that is what I got when I compiled the file ? but as you asked I check and all the header files are in directory usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-41/include/linux ?? does this help ?? – Zeyad May 13 '13 at 11:44
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    Maybe this quick and dirty solution works: Add "-I/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-41/include/" to your $CFLAGS when running configure, make, etc (if you have no CFLAGS yet, you can simply write "CFLAGS='-I/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-41/include/' make"). This should instruct your compiler to look in that folder. – soulsource May 13 '13 at 12:03
  • @Zeyad: I think that your compiler simply has no access to that path. You need to inform your compiler where to seek for this files. Instead of #include "linux/config.h" write: #include "usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-41/include/linux/config.h". Does this help? – Misery May 13 '13 at 12:40
  • @Misery yes it helped it was not able to acess the directory thanks alot – Zeyad May 13 '13 at 22:12

As the link below explains, somewhere in the 2.6.19 kernel, linux/config.h was removed.


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If instead of

#include "linux/config.h" 


#include "usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-41/include/linux/config.h"

helps, it means that your compiler doesn't know where to look for include files.

If you are using makefile or command-line compilation then this page will explain what was happening. Othwerise, if you are using some IDE like Eclipse or Code::Blocks, than you need to find project opsions and add include file directries.

Regards, Misery

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