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Old 07-19-2005, 05:39 AM   #1
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where to download sarge kernel source


Hi everyone,

I installed sarge and the kernel is 2.4.27-2-686. It runs OK. When I installed some program such as Cisco's vpnclient for the wireless network card, I found I didn't know where is the kernel source located. The kernel source is the must for the the installation. I downloaded the kernel-source-2.4.27 from debian website, and decompressed it in /usr/src. The installation preceed, but after installation when I start the vpnlient service, I was told the kernel is mismatch, "The Cisco module is made for the kernel 2.4.27, but the kernel 2.4.27-2-686 is now used". Does Debian provide the kernel-source-2.4.27-2-686 for downloading? If yes, where to download it?
Please help.

Thanks,
Zheng

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Old 07-19-2005, 07:27 AM   #2
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According to Debian's Web site, you have the correct source: http://packages.debian.org/testing/b...e-2.4.27-2-686

Did you get the sources from Debian, or somewhere else. I tried sources from kernel.org, and was unable to get my wifi card working. Once I used apt-get, I compiled the new source files, and was able to get my wifi card working. The images, sources and headers from Debian also include the Debian kernel patches. I am not exactly what that means, but was told that was keeping me from getting my wifi card working, and it was.

Also, make sure you are doing a complete compile. Just uncompressing the source files are not enough. Here is a link to one of Debian's source compile instructions:
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...kernel.en.html

The one I used is from this forum and was written by m_yates:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...radeFrecompile

I followed it line by line except I left out the Debian logo and any entries for win4lin as I am not installing that. Retrieving the source from debian with "#apt-get install kernel-source-x.x.x, and following the rest gave me a good install and everything works.

I hope this helps. Good Luck!



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Old 07-20-2005, 08:09 AM   #3
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thanks a lot.
I have to say the Cisco vpn-client install-program is poorly written. I am using the package VPNC which is small and works very well.
Thanks again for your detailed answer.

Zheng

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