Re: Redhat vs Debian Driver Trouble
On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 10:13:52AM -0400, Bijan Soleymani wrote:
> Larry <email@example.com> writes:
> > We have a Condor companies I/O card for a PC running
> > Debian. The company (we thought) supports the 2.418
> > kernel. However, we find that their software
> > apparently is only compatible with the Redhat 2.418
> > kernel, giving 3 undefined sysbols when installing in
> > the Debian 2.418 kernel.
> > I was under the impression that driver/kernel-wise, if
> > I had the right kernel version I was in business.
> > Any suggestions? I know one obvious one is to switch
> > to Redhat -- but I hate letting one card force me to
> > do that. There are other reasons I wish to stay with
> > Debian.
> It may be that certain options are not enabled in the Debian kernel
> that are required by the driver. This may be because Debian doesn't
> choose those options when compilling the kernel. Or it may be because
> RedHat applies patches.
> In either case you can either compille a kernel with the required
> options or simply take a kernel from RedHat and drop it into your
> Debian system.
Maybe it would help to tell us what symbols were undefined, ;-)?