Re: A fact & a problem
If that modules wasn't compiled in the default debian kernel, you have
two choices, either recompile your kernel or compile the module. If
you install the 'kernel-package' Debian package, you can use it to
create a .deb package for either approach. You will also need to
install the kernel-source package for your kernel version and the gcc
compiler (also bin86 if you have i386 hardware). Read the documents
that will be installed in /usr/share/doc/kernel-package and also the
Kernel-HOWTO (in the doc-linux-text package). These should answer your
On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 05:42:21PM +0000, Victor wrote:
> Sorry for my being so insistent but HOW I can do it?
> On Monday 19 March 2001 16:35, Norman Schmidt wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I have more than one realtek card in my computer (Debian 2.2r2 potato).
> > While installing Debian, you have to load the realtek module for the
> > card. Later, I have compiled my own kernels (so far 2.2.17 and 2.2.18)
> > with the realtek driver compiled into it (monolithic). No problems
> > whatsoever.
> > As sources for that I took the original ones from ftp.kernel.org and
> > didn´t do it the debian way.
> > This is imho totally inependent of the distribution, since the realtek
> > code is in the unpatched kernel source.
> > Hope this helps, Norman.
> > email@example.com schrieb:
> > > Yeah Sean,
> > > I know, but unfortunately in the 2.2.18pre21 potato kernel there's no
> > > support for Realtek NICs whilst there is even in the older versions in
> > > RedHat & Suse. Again, my question is: how can I overcome the snag and
> > > compile the source module rltk3189.c in the best way under potato?
> > > Vittorio
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