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Old 08-11-2004, 06:46 PM   #1
th3_hobo_clown
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im a total newbie to linux, i have just installed redhat 9.0, i've downloaded the drivers for my GFx card and chipset but i have no idea how to install them, i have looked at the manufactures instructions and they dont make any scence..i've been told that first i have to install a kernel..WTF is a kernel,where do i get one and how do i install it

thanks....

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Old 08-11-2004, 06:53 PM   #2
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linux is the kernel

http://www.kernel.org

is the keepers of the linux kernel, as well as a few other apps, and quite a few person pages for people to put there apps online

anyways, read up on compiling kernels...

tho with your experience level (based on what you said) you might want to look into getting the kernel sources for your distro (that way they should be preconfigured, and you'll be less likely to get a unbootable system (trust me, first kernel compile is a real pain .. (not that it gets any easier, but the first time tends to be the time you make big mistakes))

anyways ... see if you have the kernel sources already

ls /usr/src

thats where they should be stored... /usr/src/linux should be a symlink into the current linux source tree you currently use

heres a guide to compiling if you need to compile

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=73436

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