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Old 05-28-03, 04:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: driver installer will not work with debian

You have to specify the kernel headers to build off of when installing.

In Debian, assuming you're using a debian kernel package, these are generally kept as a part of a seperate deb package, kernel-headers-... or kernel-build-... where "..." is your kernel package version.

So, the first step is to download the kernel headers. Do a "uname -r" If your kernel version is less than or equal to 2.4.18 you need the "kernel-headers-..." package if it's greater than 2.4.19, I believe you need the kernel-build-..." package.

Then, follow this example, where, "2.4.18-686-smp" is replaced with your kernel version, as reported by "uname -r":

# apt-get update
# apt-get install kernel-headers-2.4.18-686-smp
(or, apt-get install kernel-build-2.4.19 if it's a newer kernel)

then run the installer, specifying the header include location (e.g. --kernel-include-path=/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.18-686-smp/include/) on the command line.
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