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Old 04-04-2006, 04:48 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Software install problem with Kernel Source... I think!


Hello all,

I am using Mandriva 2006 beta (The one that went out about 2 weeks ago). I installed only the first CD (Just downloaded the second one, needed to install make). I am trying to install ieee80211 and this is an exerpt from the README file.


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The installation requires the compiled kernel sources or headers
against the matching kernel. These are typically found in:

/lib/modules/\`uname -r\`/build

If that directory does not exist, or is empty, you likely need to
install the kernel source packages for your distribution.

Now i have the Kernel 2.6.12 and didn't install anything from CD 2-3. From what I understand, ieee80211 needs the source of the kernel. It should be located under /lib/2.6.12...../modules, right? Because the only thing I got there is some files that I forgot the name they have (All the same though, and only 6-7 of them).

Am I in the left field with that assumption? If not, can I download the kernel sources from kernel.org? Where do I put that after? Is it something that I need to install from the second CD of Mandriva?

I want to get that wireless card working, any help please!!! thanks!
 
Old 04-04-2006, 04:56 PM   #2
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Go to easyurpmi and set things up as they direct. Then do urpmi kernel-sources. Make sure the verion of the sources is the same as your installed kernel.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 05:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for that. But first of all, as I said, Its to install my wireless card, which means I dont have any internet access. Second, I would like to know what to do so if it happens again, on another distro, I know what to do. Thanks!!

Anyone?
 
Old 04-04-2006, 06:55 PM   #4
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bump... please guys I need that!!
 
Old 04-04-2006, 07:21 PM   #5
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If you have hardware that may require you to build drivers, then its usually better to get all the installation discs. This ensures that you have a proper working system and then you can build stuff to make your other hardware work. The kernel-source and other development packages are on the installation discs, so I suggest you get all 3 of them.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 07:56 PM   #6
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Nice and can you tell me what is the name of the package (RPM)?
 
Old 04-04-2006, 08:18 PM   #7
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The kernel source rpm is called (believe it or not ) kernel-source.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 08:48 PM   #8
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hehe
thats stupid from me, but when I looked on the 2nd CD I couldnt find it... So maybe it was installed on the first, or it is on the 3rd one. Anyways I found the rpm on the internet!

Thanks a bunch as usual reddazz!
 
  


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