What is the location of my Linux headers?

Ryan Escarez ryan.escarez at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 15:40:06 UTC 2005

On 10/27/05, Ryan Escarez <ryan.escarez at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/27/05, Dave M G <martin at autotelic.com> wrote:
> > Ubuntu Users,
> >        When running the command "sudo dpkg-reconfigure wacom-kernel-source",
> > I'm presented with the following question:
> >
> > You have choosen to compile the wacom modules, so you must specify the
> > location of the Linux kernel headers for them to use.
> > When Linux headers are provided by a kernel-headers-* package, they
> > reside in /usr/src/kernel-headers-*.
> > What is the location of your Linux headers?
> >
> >        I thought these "headers" weould be in /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.12,
> > but it says it can't find them there.
> >
> >        Where are they?
> >
> >        And if anyone is wondering, I'm doing this because I'm trying,
> > desperately, to get my Wacom tablet working. It's stuck in "absolute"
> > mode, which sucks completely.
> >

...my hand much faster than my mind. a better correction will do.

 you can ask apt-get if you have linux header installed

$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

optionally, you might have to symlink the linux header

$ sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r) /usr/src/linux


Ryan Escarez
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