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Old 07-16-2003, 09:11 AM   #1
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/usr/src/linux ??


Hi all. I've just installed Mandrake 9.1 on my computer, and when trying to get my internet to work ran across several sources telling me to "install modules" or "recompile my kernel". These sources always seem to mention the kernel being in the "/usr/src/linux" directory.

Unfortunately, I don't seem to have this directory.

I have found a file that might have something to do with the kernel in the "/root/boot" directory.

Reinstall?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 09:24 AM   #2
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On some distros, /usr/src/linux is a symbolic link to the current kernel source directory. It may point at /usr/src/linux-2.4.18 for example, or /usr/src/linux-2.4.21.

Just cd into the source path you want to be in. Now if /usr/src has no source in it, then you might have a little trouble, and you'd better install the source.

"Reinstall" is a much less needed option using Linux
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:45 AM   #3
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"/usr/src" has nothing in it but a folder called "rpm". Now, within "rpm there is a folder called "SOURCE" but that folder is empty.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:50 AM   #4
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Find out your kernel version by using this command:
uname -r
and then download your kernel specific source rpm from the net (use google)
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:55 AM   #5
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Mandrake 9.1 doesn't install the kernel sources by default.

However the kernel source package is on the third CD, installing it is pretty easy either with RPM, URPMI or rpmdrake.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:11 AM   #6
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Which of the following is the correct source file?

1) kernel-2.4.21.0.13mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
2) kernel-enterprise-2.4.21.0.13mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
3) kernel-secure-2.4.21.0.13mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
4) kernel-smp-2.4.21.0.13mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm

P.S. Thanks for all your help so far.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:14 AM   #7
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uname -r
to find out your kernel version and then download that. And none of the above files is source file. source file looks like
kernel-source-2.4.21.0.13mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
something like that
 
  


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