Just installed Mandrake 10.0 Community again, and I need to mess around with the kernel to get my USB modem going (tried a bunch of other stuff without the kernel messing but it didn't work, so thought I'd try the kernel thing
). I installed the source during the install. The problem is that mdk installed the 2.6.3 source and I am using the 2.4.25 kernel (I got an "error" during install saying that the compatibility of LSB with the 2.6 kernel was a bit iffy so mdk was going to install the 2.4 kernel). So I downloaded the 2.4.25-2mdk source (since it wasn't on the CD), but now when I try to install it via
rpm -i kernel-source-...
I get a "a newer package is already installed"
so I cannot install the source for the kernel I am using...
How do I go about this? Delete the "linux link" in /usr/src and then rpm the source and add a new link? Do I just uninstall the 2.6 source? Do I just ignore the fact that 2.4.25 is running good and I compile the 2.6 kernel for my USB modem? Or do I do something else?
Thanks for reading and any suggestions you might have!