wireless and kernel woes
The situation: bought an Averatec notebook couple of weeks ago (AMD
Athlon-M, 256K, builtint 10/100 and wireless, CDRW-DVD combo, etc)
Installed sarge using the latest beta of the installer. A few hiccups
(particularly with X not being configured properly and KDE not
installed at all) but everything now up and nicely running.
Except wireless. OK, expected this to be trickier. So.....
install ndis-wrappers package. Doesn't load as built against
wrong kernel (I installed the kernel-2.6.6-1-k7 package, so of
try various "tricks" involving linking directories. None works.
Bite the bullet and decide to rebuild kernel. Two problems:
firstly the attempt to make_kpkg modules_image fails:
/usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.6/include/linux/modversion.h does not exist!
To fix, run 'make dep' in /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.6/
But running that make dep produces:
***Warning make dep is unnecessary now
Although the kernel package installs, the kernel won't boot (I suspect
because the IDE stuff is compiled as a module and...)
So, does anyone have any suggestions for how to get out of this
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