[CentOS] 4.92 and new HP dv9000 laptop

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Mon Mar 26 13:26:33 UTC 2007

On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 09:14:42AM -0400, Jerry Geis enlightened us:
> The new 4.92 installed nicely on this laptop...
> I am trying to get wireless networking going.
> I installed XEN.
> my kernel is 2.6.18-1.2747.el5xen
> I downloaded ipw3945-linux-1.2.0
> This told me do download ieee80211-1.2.16
> So when I try to compile ieee80211 it tells me
> find: /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2747.el5xen/build/: No such file or directory
> egrep: /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2747.el5xen/build//.config: No such file or 
> directory
> egrep: 
> /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2747.el5xen/build//include/linux/autoconf.h: No 
> such file or directory
> find: /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2747.el5xen/build/: No such file or directory
> make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2747.el5xen/build: No such file or 
> directory.  Stop.
> make: *** [modules] Error 2
> the build directory is a symbolic link to /usr/src/kernels....
> This directory is missing.
> What yum command do I execute to get it?

You'll need to install the matching kernel-devel package for your kernel.
I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine the appropriate
command to do so.


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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