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Old 09-21-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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Help required in compiling Network driver module.

Hi All,

I am using Red Hat 9 having kernel version 2.4.20-8 and am newbie to using linux programming.

I have installed PXES thin Client software and using it to generate run time images to be used for booting Thin Clients. The PXES run time image using kernel version 2.4.32-2pxes.

Now I want to integrate new Realtek 8101 Network driver in this PXES image file. I have downloaded the driver source file and compiled the source and when I copy & try use the driver module file (r8101.o) in thin client, it gives the error message that the kernel version is not proper. I am compiling the source file in version 2.4.20-8 & using it in thin client image file which is having version 2.4.32-2pxes.

How do I compile the network driver source for different kernel version ? Please help as I don't have much knowledge of compiling modules in linux.

Old 10-19-2008, 02:01 AM   #2
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Are you able to make the 2.4.32-2pxe kernel source available to RH9?

You could then use
make oldconfig
make all
so that your .config file in /boot is used and thus you can point the compiler to the pxe source and not your RH9 source.


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