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Well, by default, SuSE 8.2 doesn't install the kernel source, so I imagine that 8.1 is probably the same. You'll need to open up Yast and do a search for "kernel". I believe the kernel source is marked as something like kernel-source. Use Yast to install it onto your hard drive. Yast will also indicate whether the kernel-source has already been installed as well.
In answer to the first reply - searching Yast for 'kernel' brought up a number of selections. I have an Athlon processor, so it it using that kernel (i guess). There is nothng else to choose. Also, there is no mention of 'kernel-source'
To answer the second response - i looked in /usr/src
- under this directory is a directory 'packages'
- under that are 5 directories - all blank. The names are : build, rpms, sources, specs, srpms
So, I'm back to ... just how to I tell if I have the kernel source loaded? and, if i do not, then how do i do it?
Please keep the suggestions coming.
I finally am using my windows PC to do the forum while I play on the Linux machine....
no, uname-r just tells you what kernel you are running, if you want to keep that kernel and just compile more support in for usb you will have to get the kernel-source for that kernel. I'm trying to do the same thing but am just a little bit further along than you (and using debian) so this is a bit of a case of the blind using the blind . You can download the kernel source for 2.4.19 from www.kernel.org if you can't get it with yast, save it to /usr/src, unpack it, and then come back here for the next step.
I'm not sure what the usb support is like in 2.4.19, I'm trying for 2.4.22 myself.
I have figured out that there is a thing called the 'kernel-source' that everyone tells me I need to install come drivers.........
....... but I can not believe that I can not FIND the GD 'kernel-source'.
I tried the Suse site.... I looked on Google..... I looked in books.....
I did find some kernel stuff, but I have to tell you, it was a list of a lot of directories that I did not knwo what to do with. When I see the kernel-source, I will not know what it looks like, or what I should do..... i am a real newbie!!!!!
This Linux S&&^*% is quite ridiculous.
Please.... i need my hand held through this....
It's tought to switch from windoz when I have to deal with this alternative.