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Re: WiFi on Toshiba Sattelite A70 Atheros 5004X

On Sunday 25 September 2005 03:52, David R. Litwin wrote:
> Isn't make-kpkg used to make a kernel? Or, does it simply happen to
> > co-incide.?
> As a bit of a follow-up, I read the marlow.dk <http://marlow.dk> site: I do
> need to compile my own kernel with that. Don't I? Now, I'd be willing to go
> with the ndiwrapper, but I do not konw where the Windows driver is.
> Furthermore, apparently, it doesn't even work.
> So, it seems my options are compile the kernel, or get a busted
> window-thingy. Hmm....
> Please, do tell me what I should do.
> --
> —A watched bread-crumb never boils.
> —My hover-craft is full of eels.
> —[...]and that's the he and the she of it.

The first use of make-kpkg in the marlow.dk howto simply sets up the
.config file to match the binary installed kernel that you are running.

The second use appends the new modules (in this case madwifi) to the
the existing kernel by building a madwifi-modules deb file you can 

So although you do need to install the linux-source (or kernel-source
pre 2.6.12) package, you do not have to go through a complete build
and you will end up running the same binary kernel you are running 
now with the addition of a few modules.


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