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 
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/daily/current/dapper-install-i386.iso

I want to compile a module (the current acx wifi driver from 
http://acx100.sourceforge.net)

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 
http://packages.ubuntu.com/dapper/devel/linux-headers-server

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

I am wondering why the package name doesn't have a 686 in it like 
http://packages.ubuntu.com/dapper/base/linux-image-686

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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