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Old 06-25-2005, 08:41 PM   #1
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new driver kernel recompile

one thing that i have not been able to locate, is how to update the driver database in the src directory for a recompile.

let's say that i have a new network driver that i wish to install, where do i need to put it to have "make menuconfig" pick it up?

what does the x in <drivername>.x mean?

sooo many questions...
Old 06-25-2005, 09:12 PM   #2
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So you want to recompile the kernel yourself... or are you looking for a prebuilt one...

Welll the make menuconfig you would run in your /usr/src/linux directory.......... but perhaps you could give a bit more info... about what driver you need/wish to update.

Old 06-25-2005, 09:26 PM   #3
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Most non-kernel-tree drivers do their own external compilation, such as ndiswrapper, the rt2500 driver, etc. They are NOT enabled through menuconfig. The driver authors should provide installation information.
Old 06-26-2005, 01:26 PM   #4
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well, then let's say that i want to customize something that is in menuconfig, how do i know where to manually place the drivers, and what files do i need? it seems that the Kconfig file has configuration information in it, but how does that tie in with the make file?

for instance in the bluetooth directory, there are files called hci_usb.c and hci_usb.h what do the .c and .h mean? are these version identifiers? in the Kconfig file, hci_usb is at the end of the description. this file is needed for usb bluetooth to function. it doesn't say anything about the c and h, though. if the c and the h are version identifiers, does it take the highest one?


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