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    Cool Installing Kernel 2.6

    Since upgrading to kernel 2.6.16 from 2.4 I can't access the internet. Before I had a perfect connection with my cable connection. Is there anything I should have done before, during, or after installing the new kernel? I need to sort out my wireless card etc. too, but need to sort out my kernel and internet connection first and I'm finding it hard to find help on this subject. Please let me know if you have any idea of what I can do or know where I might be able to find help.

    Any help will be much appreciated.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by LonelyTraveler; 12-02-2006 at 08:49 PM. Reason: Should have been 2.6.16 (not 18)

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    Linux User fernape's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    Probably you missed some networking features when you compiled your kernel.
    Try to compile it again with full networking support, and unless you are sure of your card, try to compile (as modules if you want) all the network card drivers.

    Best Regards

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    I didn't compile it. Installed it via command line...

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    Linux Newbie burntfuse's Avatar
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    I could be wrong, but maybe you need udev?
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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by LonelyTraveler
    I didn't compile it. Installed it via command line...
    What do you mean you installed it from the command line? Was it a package?

    Looking for a distro? Look here.
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    What distro are you using? What did you use package management tool like apt-get to change kernels?

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