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  1. #1
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    Newbie Kernel Question

    Am trying to compile/install a simple app called RutilT ( ), which is a GUI for installing the Ralink wifi relpacement drivers from the rt2x00 project.

    When running the configure script, I get this message:-

    Your kernel sources cannot be found.
    Kernel headers found...
    They does not match your running kernel.

    I am using Ubuntu Dapper.

    Any pointer in the right direction please ? A bit of googling doesn't unfortunately turn up anything I can see to help me.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Are you compiled a custom kernel ?
    If you did , you need the source of the kernel version wich you use , and must create a symlink to the source.
    for example:
    kernel source : /usr/src/linux-2.6.x.x
    symlink must be placed into the /usr/src directory
    and the command
    ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.x.x /usr/src/linux

    If you use the kernel wich installed with your system you need the kernel headers with the right version.

    apt-get install kernel-source-`uname -r`

    have fun!

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    Haven't compiled a special kernel, but how do I know which kernel the configure script is looking for - should it just be listed in that file ?

    This is the first time I've experienced kernel issues and am having to compile my own - are there any other glaring tips I need to know ? Such as, would compiling a new kernel cause compatability issues with other current installs, or is running multiple kernels ok ?

    Thanks for the help.

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    The script searching for the actual runing kernel headers.
    The command "uname -r" tell the version of runing kernel.

    Try run the configure script with --help opcioval , and looking for an extra command line parameter for defining the path of the kernel source.

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