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Old 06-23-2004, 10:13 PM   #1
inventorriz
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how do i patch Fedora core 2 kernel


i am a total n00b and i nee dthe driver for my wireless adapter i got the patch from http://atmelwlandriver.sourceforge.net/downloads.html but dont no how to use it says there is no directory called /usr/src/linux-2.6.x/ some one help plz
 
Old 06-23-2004, 11:52 PM   #2
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I am not using FC2 now but I think the problem is you don't have the source of the kernel 2.6.x installed. You should be able to find the rpm for the source on the installation media. But I m not sure what it is named.

Good luck.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 12:14 AM   #3
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hi this envolves patching the kernel source code and then building a new kernel....

I suggest getting the kernel source that is the source for the kernel you are running now
type:
uname -r
at the command line to find out what version you are running
get the kernel developement package that goes with you kernel
is will most likely be installed in /usr/src/linux-x.x.x
then follow the instructions that came with the patch to apply it.
then see if there is a configure file .config
in the top directory of the kernel source
if not try to find in there somewhere where your distribution has given you the default cofniguration they use and copy it to the top dir renamed .config
then
open the top level Makefile in an editor and edit the EXTRAVERSION= line
have it say
EXTRAVERSION=PATCHED (or any other valid directory name)
that way your current kernel modules will be safe should you need them
from here on in you just have to read about compiling and installing the kernel for your distribtion
i know how i do it but different people cope with this differently
at the end edit the boot loader so it will dual boot your old kernel and the new one so if things go bad you can still get in and try again
that's the reason for EXTRAVERSION=
so in the end you have both the old and the new one
 
Old 06-24-2004, 12:18 PM   #4
inventorriz
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that is very confusing
 
  


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