Re: Help compiling a kernel for iMac rev B
Shyamal Prasad wrote:
After you install kernel-patch-debianlogo and kernel-patch-powerpc you
don't have to run the patch command manually. You just run make-kpkg
and it will apply it for you. Is that what you were doing?
I tried that and it failed, but I wasn't following the same document.
I'll give it another shot.
Is there a reason you need to compile a kernel (other than that you
just want to do it)? The precompiled kernels are actually really
Oh, isn't that a can of worms.
All I really want to do is plug in this MN-510 wireless adapter I bought
that linux-wlan-ng is supposed to support. But to do that I need to
compile the driver module for it. But that won't work unless I have
"properly configured" kernel source in /usr/source/linux (why the @$^?
that is I don't know, nor do I know why it won't just *&^%#$ accept
kernel-headers or kernel-build linked there instead). Apparently the
only form of "properly configured" source it will accept is source
that's been used to actually build a kernel.
I picked the iMac up cheap because I figured it would be a nice little
terminal to try out Debian on before playing around with it on the big
hardware, but I am completely and utterly disenchanted with both Debian
and Linux by this point (I used to be a senior grade Windows network
admin). I know Debian/Linux works very well for the most part, but the
Debian CDs are going in the microwave for recycling as coasters if I
can't find documentation for commonplace tasks like compiling kernel
modules (or kernels) that is actually correct, complete, and comprehensible.
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