what kernel package?

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Thu May 18 17:04:16 UTC 2006

I am confused.

I did a ubuntu-server install using 

I want to compile a module (the current acx wifi driver from 

I am not 100% sure what kernel header package to get.  I am also not sure what 
kernel package was installed:

juser at tsp2:~$ uname -a
Linux tsp2 2.6.15-21-386 #1 PREEMPT Fri Apr 21 16:43:33 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

I found http://packages.ubuntu.com/dapper/base/linux-server

which didn't seem to be installed, so I installed it and 

Given this:
root at tsp2:~# grep CONFIG_M686 /boot/config-2.6.15-22-server

I am wondering why the package name doesn't have a 686 in it like 

So... What kernel does the ubuntu-server-i386 CD install, what headers should I 
be using, and should the package names be adjusted so that no one else has to 
struggle with this?

Carl K

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