please help with patching/updating kernel.
i recently installed slackware version 9 on a slaved HDD on my computer. sporting the asus p4p800, i had to manually install a driver for the onboard ethernet. i had never done it before, but the readme looked simple enough. i am greeted with an error message that says "this driver was compiled for 2.4.20 and your kernel is 2.4.18.
i download the entire source from kernel.org, unzip it, unarchive the tar in my /home directory, and do the following:
and then restart.
except i have the same ol' kernel :(.
is there anything i did wrong? is there a way to easily patch my kernel as opposed to recompiling the whole dern source? thanks