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Rv5 09-01-2003 09:37 PM

Recompiling the Kernel?
in my ongoing struggle to get my wpc11 to work with rh9, im going with yet another method that says i need to recompile the kernel. ive moved a file called tulip.c to /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/drivers/net. these are the instructions to follow:

Recompile Kernel Method

Log in to your Linux box as root, admin, or super user.

Obtain the Tulip.c driver from the Linksys disk, or by downloading the latest version of it as described above. Move the old version of the Tulip.c driver to safe location and copy the new version of the Tulip driver over the old one:

(the mv command below should be typed on one line, not two):

mv /usr/src/linux/drivers/net/tulip.c

cp tulip.c /usr/src/linux/drivers/net

Consult the documentation that came with your Linux distribution to recompile the kernel. Be sure to reboot the system after recompiling.

so how do i go about recompiling the kernel? i searched around the rh site and didnt see anything too obvious

DrOzz 09-01-2003 09:41 PM

here you go

Rv5 09-01-2003 09:48 PM

thanks a bunch. complicated :D

DrOzz 09-01-2003 09:54 PM

well if you take the time to read it, you'll see that its not so bad....i made sure i explained each step for the end user will know what the command is doing when they type can skip the first part if your recompiling the kernel you already have, and just move on to the make steps....all you basically have to do is right down the steps and type them....there are no tricks involved and i presented it as is...
i'm sure you'll do alright :D

Rv5 09-01-2003 09:57 PM

yeah its a great write up. ive been reading. definitely one of the best described processes ive come across yet. im just a tad nervous since im on my second day of linux, but im getting better and im sure this will help a lot. thanks again. hope i can get my damn wireless card to work. dont want to get too frustrated and go back to windows! :eek:

DrOzz 09-01-2003 10:05 PM

hehe well good luck in your first recompile :D
and just look at it this way...
since you say this is your second day of using linux, then i guess it must be safe to assume you don't have too much important stuff on your machine, so even if you do screw up (hopefully not :p) then you can always start over, or come back and post your error and we'll try to get you past the error (if unfortunely any happen) without you having to start another install...

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