Building kernel modules on Edgy (with the default Ubuntu kernel)

ben darby ben at
Thu Nov 9 11:17:00 UTC 2006

* Nils Br?nggel wrote:
> Hello,
> I tried to build a simple hello world module accodring to this. [1]
> However it did not work for me for some reason. (I never built kernel
> external modules before) The question is how can I build this on Edgy,
> with the Edgy default kernel, which souce packages do I need (are the
> kernel headers enough) and how would a working makefile look?
> Nils
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> [1]

Nils, from a stock edgy install you just need to install
linux-headers-`uname -r`

the makefile is provided for you on the next page of that guide put it
in the file Makefile and run make then sudo insmod ./hello-1.ko

ben darby

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