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and I was trying to build a driver for Debian Squeeze AMD64. Extracted the file out and done cd into that directory. Noticed I don't have a configure file so I done dh_make but I do not have a ko file to insert as a module. Have I missed a step?
I have build-essential, dh-make and linux-source installed to help build the package. Using kernel 2.6.32-5 AMD64.
The r8169.ko file is there but it does not work for some reason.
knudfl...I did as you said and I have the r8168.ko file created in the /usr/src/r8168-8.024.00/src directory. Do I have to do anything else or do I just switch to the /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/net directory and do a insmod to insert driver?
Everyone has been very helpful.
Also....how did you know that I needed to remove the linux-source and install the headers from that error message?
Last edited by columbiasts1; 07-28-2011 at 08:11 PM.
Distribution: pclos2016, Slack14.1 Deb Jessie, + 50+ other Linux OS, for test only.
The package 'linux-source-2.6.32' only has an exact match with the
running kernel when it has been patched to be a "linux-source-2.6.32-5",
(linux-patch-debian-2.6.32 (2.6.32-35)) I guess. Alone it doesn't match. http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/l...-debian-2.6.32
I'd guess it can be created also with a command like
'apt-get -b source linux-headers-2.6.32-5-amd64=2.6.32-35'
Or : 'apt-get -b source linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64=2.6.32-35'
which will also create some of the many other "kernel packages" : http://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/linux-2.6