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Old 07-04-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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what is kernel-source??

i recently installed the RedHat Fedora Core 4 and i have no previous experience with linux, so i am completely new, and i mean very very new...

i was following a guide in installing my DLINK DWL-650+ wireless PCMCIA card, and in somewhere of the guide, i was asked to install and verify the presence of a kernel-source pakage...

i typed "ls /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include/linux/version.h" and i got an unsuccessful output :

ls: /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/build/include/linux/version.h No such file or directory

i followed the guide and run the "Add/Remove Application", the guide asked me to find a missing package known as gcc and also "kernel-source" or something similiar, the problem is, i can't find it anywhere in it... so i can only install the gcc compiler but not the kernel-source...

next, i browsed the linux installation cd and found some files starts with the word "kernel"(e.g kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.i686.rpm, kernel-xen0-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.i686.rpm and many more)... but when i try to install it(kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.i686.rpm), it says "the package 'kernel' has already installed"... i'm wondering whether is this package what the guide was talking about, i think not as what the guide needs is "kernel-source" and not "kernel"...

i've google "kernel-source" and been to "kernel. org" where kernel source is avaliable... i have no idea which to download and i have no idea how to deal with it or how to install it after i download it...

please, anyone, can anyone tell me how to solve this or where can i get the kernel-source from RedHat Fedora Core 4's cd or where to find the kernel source and what to do with it when i found it...
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You need the Fedora kernel source for your original kernel, not from
Old 07-05-2005, 11:14 AM   #3
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i still can't get the problem fix, i'm stuck at "yum update" this time...
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thank you everybody....

i can get it up and running now...

thank you very much..
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Did you get everything installed ?? I had the same issue and I installed the Kernel src as it was suggested but even after that I can not locate version.h in the directory it is supposed to be in, regarding to the site.
I am trying to install an AIRLINK AWLC3025 and am using www.houseofcraig/acx100_howto.php as a reference guide. So far it has been very easy but I get stuck with the version.h and the build.
My build ln was initially a broken ln as it went to ../../../usr/kernel/ and so on which was not present.
How do I get the version.h to show up there and how can I fix the build link.


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