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Old 02-10-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
Neomorpheus
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installing kernel-source


in order to install drivers for my graphics and modem, ive read i need to install the kernel-source, ive searched and followed few different guides using apt-get install kernel-source 2.4.18

But the drivers (the modem in this case) is telling me to install the kernel-source.

i thort id sorted it when i found out i had to
tar xvfj kernel-source-2.4.18

and then

ln -s /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.18 /usr/src/linux

but afterwards, i still got the same error.
is my kernel-source installed or not? if not what do i need to do?
thanks.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:02 PM   #2
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No, you don't have your kernel installed yet. You only untarred the source and created a symlink to its directory. That's the beginning of it, though. Look at those links who were provided to me by someone willing to help: Link1 and link2 and link3. They helped me a lot.

Yet, you might want to use the 2.6.10 kernel, the latest production version. The 2.4 is quite old . You can get the latest sources from www.kernel.org.

EDIT: you told us you untarred the source, but where?

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Old 02-10-2005, 12:08 PM   #3
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If there's a file in /usr/src/linux pointing to kernel-source-2.4.18 then it should work. If there are others besides the link to kernel-source-2.4.18 you need to remove them. Do you see kernel-source-2.4.18 in /usr/src? If so it's installed. If your trying to install the Nvidia drivers you might need to use the advanced option and physically point it to /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.18. You can read the directions for the Nvidia drivers in /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:10 PM   #4
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Yes upgrading your kernel is highly recommended. If you cant use the 2.6 kernel on your distro at least upgrade to 2.4.28.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 12:34 PM   #5
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Thanks for the links, im printing them right now

I untarred the source into /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.18

Im using the debian 3.0r4 DVD and i think this is the newest kernel on it.
 
  


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