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Old 12-19-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
sh4d0w331
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rebuilding kernel for instlltn of 2200 B/G card


I am having a lot of trouble installing the driver and firmware to setup my Intel Pro Wireless 2200 B/G card (http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/) which requires I change parts of my kernel and rebuild it. I have only recently upgraded my kernel to 2.6.9 in Slackware and although I did do the menuconfig and stuff, I need to make some changes to it and would appreciate it if anybody were to tell me how to do that and rebuild my kernel, or might even suggest how to install the firmware and driver. Thanks!
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:28 PM   #2
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you're saying you've downloaded the kernel and installed it or just ran menuconfig?

ipw2200's INSTALL file will tell you which bits to tick in the kernel's configuration(the wireless networking + some options in the crypto section.).
Installing the kernel depends on which boot manager you've got, it's either lilo or grub probably.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 04:59 PM   #3
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I use lilo if that helps.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 05:21 PM   #4
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lilo's files are usually in /boot
copy your new kernel as a new file in there.

make sure you make a new section in /etc/lilo.conf to point to your new kernel file so you can still boot up your old kernel if you stuff something up.

after that run "/sbin/lilo" and reboot

for the module, just run "make" and type modprobe ipw2200
 
  


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