Kernel Compilation Woes [was Re: iPod Isssues]
brian.mckee at gmail.com
Sat Jun 24 03:11:20 UTC 2006
On Friday 23 June 2006 09:00, Ylan Segal wrote:
> Brian McKee wrote:
> > Here's that link I was looking for
> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=43065&highlight=compile+kernel+d
> OK, so after reading the link you provided and poking around the
> Internet some more, I decided to roll up my sleeves and try to compile
> my own custom kernel in order to get my iPod working. I got my nose
> bloody a few times along the way but finally got the kernel to compile
> like this: (but keep reading, I still have problems)
Hey, you don't need me at all! :-)
I'm no guru either - especially here in Debian land....
Here's what I can tell you.
1 - your iPod should work - just tried mine and it does
(of course, I didn't try it before I rebooted to the new kernel,
so I'm assuming it wasn't working before, but hey, between the two
of us we've got it nailed :-)
2 - your wireless isn't working because I believe some wireless driver modules
like some propriatary video card drivers have to be recompiled for the
kernel you are running. If this was a different distro I'd say you
needed to do
cd /usr/src/linux && make modules && make modules_install. Unfortunately,
don't understand how to get the modules built using the make kpg commands.
Hopefully an old hand at Debian/Ubuntu will step in here?
There is some info at
I don't want to advise too much here, as I don't want to muck up your
for the stock kernel.
3 - your version number is weird - I've got 18.104.22.168 on the kernel I compiled,
but that's likely because I downloaded that kernel source a while ago.
synaptic shows me 22.214.171.124 is current version?
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