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Ok, Got FC4 installed (yea!!!!), but now, while trying to install the linux wavelan stuff for the Interstil chipset, and it always says it cant find the source files. I have tried installing this thing, along with other things, and I always get something similar to the message. I figure with the knowledge here, someone can help me. Thanks.
Ugh, what I mean to say is it asks for the kernel source/linux source tree, and it reies to find it, and it finds something, but it says it isnt the right dir, and it wants me to supply the correct one, what is it?
The Fedora systems don't install the source of the kernel unless you specifically ask for it. If you did, it is in /usr/src/linux or /usr/src/(some name here). You can download the source and all that from an .rpm package. At aa terminal, type this
and that will give you the name of your kernel. Then look for rpm's with that name in them. There may be a quick and easy way that those more familiar with Fedora know about.
If you still have the install discs that you used, then it's probably also on one of them (I'm thinking along the lines of, if you downloaded the distro and the MD5sum numbers check was OK, then that's usually the best place to get it from).
As I mentioned, with mandrake, I always had to get both the kernel and the kernel sources, because my system needed both to install the nvidia driver (which uses the sources to make the module for the kernel - otherwise the install would fail).
If the FC4 has a list of available packages in the software manager, it should (logically) also have the kernel sources in there somewhere. Which should (at least theoretically) negate the possibility of incorrect/damaged/garbled download.
p.s. Well done with the perseverance. It's the easiest thing in the world to say "screw it, it's crap" and then give it up as a bad job! I sometimes find it really annoying to have to keep learning more stuff, but I know more about my system now, than I ever did when I had windows installed.