compile 2.6.2 for laptop
I've tried compiling the 2.6.2 kernel from the kernel-source from
packages.debian.org. I'm compiling the kernel so I can get a wpc11 ver.
3 wireless card working.
I've done the following:
setup the kernel as follows regarding the wireless setup
ISA bus support (the card is 16-bit, and needs this to get IRQ)
PCMCIA/CardBus support->PCMCIA/CardBus support
PCMCIA/CardBus support->CardBus Support
Network device support->Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)
Hermes chipset 802.11b support
Hermes PCMCIA card support
Network device support->PCMCIA network device support->Pcmcia
make-kpkg --revision=custom.1.0 kernel_image modules_image
but the card wont work, I'm at a loss. I've read how easy this is and
I'm feeling rather stupid at this point and would love some interactive
help. I still consider myself a newbie regardless of the fact that I've
been with Linux for about 3 years, this only makes a few months with
debian. I'm a RedHat convert.
To possibly compund the problem I've got an issue when booting up the
line that reads Checking Module Depends, I get several errors about usb,
maestro and a few others. I type dmesg | more at the command prompt but
no information is displayed about the fatal errors. I'm not sure which
log in /var/log/ would show that.
Finally, and this may be the whole issue I do find when running dmesg |
more an error from cardmgr as follows:
ardmgr: socket 0: Bromax OEM 11Mbps 802.11b WLANc$
cardmgr: executing: 'modprobe prisim2_cs'
cardmgr: + FATAL: Module prism2_cs not found.
cardmgr: modprobe exited with status 1
cardmgr: module /lib/modules/2.6.2/pcmcia/prism2_cs$
cardmgr: bind 'prism2_cs' to socket 0 failed: Inval$
Realising that the pcmcia directory doesnt exitst in /lib/moduels/2.6.2/
I would like to know if all of this is related to an error in compiling
the kernel or something else.
I would appreciate some help. Thank you very much.
w e s at lugot dot org