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Old 02-28-2015, 05:22 AM   #46
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Is there a way to update my kernel version? Or find the corresponding source to the current kernel version?

root@kali:~# dpkg -i '/root/Desktop/linux-source-3.18_3.18.6-1+kali1_all.deb'
Selecting previously unselected package linux-source-3.18.
(Reading database ... 316509 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking linux-source-3.18 (from .../linux-source-3.18_3.18.6-1+kali1_all.deb) ...
Setting up linux-source-3.18 (3.18.6-1+kali1) ...
root@kali:~# dpkg -i '/root/Desktop/dkms_2.2.0.3-2_all.deb'
Selecting previously unselected package dkms.
(Reading database ... 316566 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking dkms (from .../Desktop/dkms_2.2.0.3-2_all.deb) ...
Setting up dkms (2.2.0.3-2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
root@kali:~# dpkg -i '/root/Desktop/broadcom-sta-dkms_6.30.223.248-3_all.deb'
Selecting previously unselected package broadcom-sta-dkms.
(Reading database ... 316613 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking broadcom-sta-dkms (from .../broadcom-sta-dkms_6.30.223.248-3_all.deb) ...
Setting up broadcom-sta-dkms (6.30.223.248-3) ...
Loading new broadcom-sta-6.30.223.248 DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 3.18.0-kali1-amd64
Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the
kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed.
 
Old 02-28-2015, 05:22 AM   #47
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The kernel source is the actual source code used to compile the kernel. Programs such as kernel modules use information from the source so they can communicate with the kernel.

The dpkg command has a number of switches. http://www.cyberciti.biz/howto/quest...heat-sheet.php
It may be better to use 'dpkg -r' to remove the packages you have installed, then install linux-source, dkms, broadcom in that order. Probably overkill, but starting clean gives confidence.
 
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:25 AM   #48
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Okay i'll try again with removal first. Thanks !

And I see that makes a lot of sense actually.
 
Old 02-28-2015, 05:33 AM   #49
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Still nothing and it said there was nothing to remove since nothing saves after every time I shutdown. So even if this were to work, would I have to do it each time I log into Linux or is there a way to make all my changes permanent? The USB is 64 GB so there is plenty of space and also I usually choose the persistence option.
 
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The problem you have is that this is all meant to happen automagically with an internet connection. The package manager keeps everything up to date and in sync.
Perhaps try the other linux-source-3.18_3.18.6-1~kali1_all.deb package. It might be the one to use for your AMD.
 
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:37 AM   #51
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Okay i'll give it a go. I'm guessing the best way to go about this would be to somehow get a wired connection going? I'd need a USB to ethernet adapter for that and even then i've read that you need the wired drivers to get that working :/
 
Old 02-28-2015, 05:42 AM   #52
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It still didn't work. I'm going to look for another kernel source maybe i'll find the matching version.
 
Old 02-28-2015, 05:47 AM   #53
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Could I type this:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

and download the linked files manually ? Since an error would come up showing the website location of each file I presume.
 
Old 02-28-2015, 05:54 AM   #54
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Have you had an error message about missing linux-headers? That is a different package to linux-source.
 
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:00 AM   #55
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No not during the trouble shooting process with you. It came up a couple times on some other things I tried on my own.
 
Old 02-28-2015, 06:05 AM   #56
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If you are compiling, the linux-headers package is good to have installed.
 
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:06 AM   #57
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Everything is already compiled using your method so far. We just need the pesky source file.
 
Old 02-28-2015, 06:16 AM   #58
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You say that you have been at this for a few days. Apparently kali ony keeps the latest versions in the repositories. Any chance that your kernel version is earlier than the Feb 24? If so, you will need a kernel version upgrade to match the source. Perhaps 'dpkg -l | grep -i linux' will help.
 
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Old 02-28-2015, 06:16 AM   #59
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I think I'm going to head to bed for tonight and maybe tomorrow we can continue unless you think we've exhausted all our options. I want to thank you again, you've been incredibly helpful and patient. You deserve the best.
 
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I am all in favour of a clear head when dealing with these problems. Sleep well. l8rs
 
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