[GLLUG] Basic Linux Question from a very young Newb
Thu, 7 Nov 2002 18:24:30 -0500
Good deal. Did that end up fixing your problem?
GLLUG, as the name suggests, meets in the greater Lansing area nearby to
Michigan State University.
PS - I hope none of you that attended the meeting tonight were waiting
for this guy to show. :)
From: martin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 5:05 PM
To: Melson, Paul
Subject: RE: [GLLUG] Basic Linux Question from a very young Newb
Thank you so much. I feel much better now. Because,
I thought I was loosing my mind not finding it.
PS. Where does your group meet. I am Charlotte, NC.
Like I said, I've only been monitoring this list-serv
for a little while.
--- "Melson, Paul" <PMelson@sequoianet.com> wrote:
> It's probably looking for the kernel source, the
> default location of
> which is /usr/src/linux. However, you may not have
> installed the kernel
> source code when you installed Mandrake. You can
> run `rpm -q -a | grep
> kernel-source` to see if it's there. If it returns
> something like
> "kernel-source-2.4.19-16mdk" then it is installed.
> If not, you'll want
> to grab your Mandrake 9 CD and install the rpm file.
> It will be in the
> Mandrake/RPMS directory on the CD, and just run `rpm
> kernel-source-2.4.19-16mdk.i586.rpm`. Then retry
> compiling your driver.
> Also, it's worth mentioning that Mandrake doesn't
> include source code
> for any of their specialized kernels, such as
> 'secure' and 'linus2'.
> This means that if you need to compile and/or run
> 3rd-party software
> that requires access to the kernel source (typically
> to create a
> module), you must run the standard Mandrake kernel
> version. If you
> compile with the Mandrake kernel source but are
> running the secure
> kernel, for example, you'll get "unresolved symbol"
> errors when your new
> module tries to load. One downside to running the
> distros. Anyway, good luck to you, and welcome!
> PS - This is *always* the right place to ask
> Linux-related questions.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: martin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 3:43 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [GLLUG] Basic Linux Question from a very
> young Newb
> I have been monitoring the list for the past few
> weeks, and you guys and gals really seem to know
> you are doing. I am still very new to the whole
> scene, and if this is not the right place to ask
> question, let me know.
> I am running Mandrake 9.0 on a laptop. It works
> without any problems. However, I am trying to
> my linksys wireless connection. I have downloaded
> prism2 driver set from Linksys, but can't get the
> think installed. When I run the ./Configure file it
> asks me for the kernel location, and uses the
> (default) location - I think so at least. However,
> get an error message, and it will not configure. So
> needless to say, I can't even run Make. I have
> searched high and low for the kernel, and only found
> file called Linux-2.4.0 in the /etc path. I am
> I am logged in as root, but can't seem to get this
> Can anyone help (without laughing at me.)
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