[CentOS] Where do I get Centos 5 Kernel sources for compiling drivers?

Richard Chapman rchapman at aardvark.com.au
Sat Jun 30 13:48:45 UTC 2007

Thanks again Akemi and Peter. You have both been incredibly helpful and 
I do appreciate it.
Sorry about the html. I guess I have much to learn both Centos and 

As far as I can see one brute force approach would be to rebuild the 
driver every boot. It is really very quick - and as Peter points out - i 
automatically get the new kernel-devel package whenever I get a new 
kernel - so it should always build the correct driver for the kernel. 
Can you see any problem with this approach. If not - which start-up 
script would seem like the best place to put the build instructions.


Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
> On Friday 29 June 2007, Richard Chapman wrote:
>>  Hmmm... Thanks Peter
>>  Actually - this is quite a big problem. It seems like new kernels come
>> along reasonably often - and my intention was to leave this machine in a
>> corner somewhere without any screen and manage it through nx and webmin.  I
>> have seen the problem already because as soon as it was on the Internet it
>> got a new kernel - and after rebooting it couldn't find the eth0 again. I
>> did just the insmod part of the procedure - and the network came up again -
>> but as soon as I reboot it disappears again. I realise now that i really
>> need to repeat the whole procedure with the appropriate version of
>> kernel-devel. I have since done this, and it now boots OK.
> Once you've installed kernel-devel once it will get updated along with your 
> kernel. However, rebuilding the module is something you won't get around 
> unless you script something to do it automatically if the module is missing.
> Also, please don't send html e-mails to lists. It annoys more than a 
> few... ;-)
> /Peter
>>  I guess there is nothing I can do but wait and hope for redhat to fix the
>> driver - is there?
>>  Richard.
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