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Re: Upgrading necessary, but maybe not

On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 06:35:38PM +0100, Rodolfo Medina wrote:

>> The Huawei e169 umts usb modem seems to work fine with Debian Sid, kernel
>> 2.6.25-2-686 kernel, but not with my Debian Etch, kernel 2.6.18-4-k7.  Now,
>> in
>> order to have the device working, I should upgrade my system to Sid or even
>> maybe simply upgrade only my kernel to 2.6.25-2-686.
>> I wonder if there is a third possibility, i.e. keep my old kernel but simply
>> recompile it.  Can anybody suggest if such a way is good and how I can know
>> the proper module to install before compiling the kernel?

Andrew Sackville-West <andrew@farwestbilliards.com> writes:

> Do you know which kernel the module actually came in with? I think
> etch-n-half has 2.6.24, maybe it's in there saving you from moving all
> the way up to sid. 

I think I just need the 2.6.25-2-686.  In fact, Ubuntu 8.04 has 2.6.24 and the
device does not work there (not without a special procedure, not difficult but
which I wish to avoid).  But, as I said, recompiling the old kernel would not
achive the same result?  Why not?


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