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Old 11-10-2003, 01:38 PM   #1
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making a custom kernel slightly differently.

since redhat 8.0 comes with gcc-3 I downloaded the
sm56-gcc3.tar.gz file from blah blah
for some reason when I try this driver with the
default installation kernel I get a Segmentation fault
message, so I downloaded
cpp-2.96-98.i386.rpm and gcc-2.96-98.i386.rpm from and with gnorpm removed the default gcc-3
and cpp-3 from my system and installed the 2.96
version of both files, and so I recompiled the kernel
again, more detailed I did a
make mrproper; cp configs/kernel-2.4.18-i686.config
make oldconfig; make dep; make bzImage; make modules;
make modules_install; make install
this gave me a kernel-2.4.18-14custom kernel but
compiled with gcc-2.96 so I booted this custom kernel
and tried the sm56-gcc3 drivers and worked perfectly,
so there you go, thats how I got it running, thanks to
Rajesh Kizhuveetil for writing the driver and everyone
who helped me, well its 3.40 am and Im tired, good
luck everyone.

Ok this is what i need to do.
Can someone put this into the exact way i have to do this?
Like step one do this then step 2 this etc as i'm not going to buy another modem because of this problem.

I have downloaded the 2 files needed, i have kernel developement installed and i have these files on my other hdd which automatically gets mounted .

Please understand it is my first time doing this kernel making.
Also i need to keep all my origanal files.
Old 11-10-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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Have you gone through the Red Hat docs yet?

Red Hat Linux 8.0: The Official Red Hat Linux Customization Guide - Appendix A. Building a Custom Kernel

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users
Old 11-10-2003, 02:34 PM   #3
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I will be back if i have any probs .
Thanks for the help bro.
Old 11-10-2003, 06:28 PM   #4
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Ok i have some little problem left before i can do the kernel.
The problem is unistalling the gcc that came with redhat 8.0 and installing the older one.
How can i do this as i get failed dependencies and i also try force unistall but no luck.
And thanks.


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