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I have SuSE Enterprise 8 installed. So far have done it twice on the same system. Both times it will not recognize the onboard LAN or the D-Link card installed.
Located drivers for D-link and finally found out the actual commands for compiling. That took a while to find. I hope it was because I had been looking in the wrong places for it.
Moving on. Try to "make" after drivers are placed into /temp dir and get error:
Makefile:29: *** Linux kerenel source not found. Stop.
So I try "rpm -q kernel-source" and get:
package kernel-source is not installed
Then, "rpm -q kernel" and get:
package kernel is not installed
So by this point I am really frustrated. I download a newer kernel version(have 2.4.21 and trying to go to 18.104.22.168). Everything seems to going fine until I attempt to make a new initrd file. I get error telling me modules.dep is not up to date.
Now I am at a stand still. I have not found any documentation that will help with the initrd file. Apperently nobody else makes the same mistakes I do. As for the kernel-source not being found... that just floored me. I can't comprehend why a driver install file would not be able to find the kernel source. Do different distributions place the kernel in different directories? If that were the case shouldn't the drivers be specific to the distro?
This may seem a little obvious, but are you running as root? I'm still sort of a n00b myself. I know some things but not others. I just recompiled my kernel yesterday (I think.) And I'm curious, this won't help me help you at all, but what model of D-Link card do you have? I have a DWL-G510 rev. B and can't seem to get "ndiswrapper" to work with it. If you have the version 1.00 driver for it it would be appreciated if you sent it to my e-mail. As for your problem, I'll research it and see what I come up with.
Oh just incase you didn't know, to run as root type:
And it'll come up with:
It won't show anything but type in your root password and press enter and it should change the prompt from "$" to "#".