I'm using Debian for the first time today.
I installed Sarge (on my laptop), & selected "desktop environment" so it downloaded & installed 650 packages. No problems with the installation, I modified XF86Config-4 slightly so the display & mouse are working fine.
I realized that the installer didn't install make, gcc, g++, so I used apt-get and installed them.
I need brickOS to program a Lego RCX for my Intro. to Robotics class, so I installed binutils-h8300, gcc-h8300, and brickos-0.2.6.10.6, all successfully.
But I'm stuck at trying to install the legousbtower-0.5.4 driver (for the IR tower that communicates with the Lego RCX). When I executed the configure script to install this module, it fails at:
checking for kernel include tree... configure: error: no suitable configured kernel include tree found
I'm guessing that I need to install the kernel-source, so I tried
apt-get -s install kernel-source-2.4.26
and it looks like that will do it (without the -s option), but the output says:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
Does that mean that I should ALSO do:
apt-get install libncurses-dev
apt-get intall kernel-package
What are they? What are they for?