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Old 10-03-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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recompile the kernel..?..

Hi there,
I have Fedora 5 running on a Thinkpad laptop.
I'm struggling to get the wireless working, so I installed ndsiwrapper,
and for this purpose I had to download the kernel source (it was not present)

So the ndsiwrapper is installed, the driver installed but still no working wireless.
I read that a possible error is to have the ndsiwrapper compiled with a different kernel version,
and so it is: I'm booting 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 while I downloaded the source for 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5

so here are my questions:
1. should I download the source to the same kernel I'm running (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5), or
is it better to recompile the kernel from the new source (2.6.17-1.2187_FC5)
2. How do I recompile the kernel.

As you already see I'm very new to dealing with linux....
Old 10-03-2006, 02:15 PM   #2
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If your current kernel is working fine, or if you don't have much practice compiling kernels I'd recommend getting the source for the running kernel.
Old 10-03-2006, 02:29 PM   #3
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I can only answer no 2 ... I would say compiling linux kernel is preety easy its an easy how to


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