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    The kernel... Can I build my own?

    I just installed Knoppix 3.7 to my Hard Drive. Its running good, but I'm some issues....

    If I boot with the default configuration, I can use my TV card (a hauppage winTV card). However, I cannot for the life of me get my Audigy to work.
    I get the error "The module for your sound card, emu10k1.o, is not currently in your module search path". I'm pretty damn sure its in there, though. I looked.

    But If I boot with the 2.6 kernel, the opposite is true, The Audigy is autodetected and used. But the TV card won't work. The channel scan always fails, even though I select the same configuration...

    So, I'm wondering what I can do. This may very well become my main OS if I can get this little kink worked out.

    It seems to me that the complete kernel sources are not included in the KNoppix HD install. Can I build a new kernel and install it? Does anyone have a link to instructions on how to do this that applies to Knoppix?

    Any help will be appreciated.

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    Re: The kernel... Can I build my own?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevman
    Can I build a new kernel and install it? Does anyone have a link to instructions on how to do this that applies to Knoppix?
    Yes and yes.

    Here's one: http://www.desktop-linux.net/debkernel.htm

    Knoppix is based on debian, so there should be no problems.

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    I followed those instructions to the letter, but once I got to make xconfig, I hit this error:
    Code:
    root@kevinsLINUX:/usr/src/linux# make xconfig
      HOSTCC  scripts/basic/fixdep
    In file included from /usr/include/sys/socket.h:35,
                     from /usr/include/netinet/in.h:24,
                     from /usr/include/arpa/inet.h:23,
                     from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:115:
    /usr/include/bits/socket.h:305:24: asm/socket.h: No such file or directory
    make[1]: *** [scripts/basic/fixdep] Error 1
    make: *** [scripts_basic] Error 2
    Any ideas on what I should do now?

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    Try with: apt-get install linux-kernel-headers

    Did you also check the packages mentioned there as required?:
    binutils
    e2fsprogs
    gcc (GNU C Compiler)
    make (GNU make)
    module-init-tools
    procps
    util-linux

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    I had same make problem this weekend, I had to add a symbolic link to the "asm-i386" directory in the /usr/src directory named "asm", a link to the /usr/src/linux folder did not work. I kept terrible notes and am at work now. A simple drag-n-drop from source folder, copy as link with a rename should work.

    Once done, it took my Celeron 433 about 3 hours to complete.

    No claims to ability or knowledge!

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    Minor info update

    refer to http://lkml.org/lkml/2004/4/4/83 about this topic

    I checked what worked for me... assuming that you have a link to the kernel source location called linux

    ln -s /usr/src/linux/include/asm-i386 /usr/src/linux/asm

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    The same problem here!
    Actually problem starts when we make a symbolic link to our new kernel source directory.
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.14.2 /usr/src/linux
    After doing this, make won't find kernel header files in /usr/src/linux/include/asm directory. So the solution to my problem was:
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.14.2/include/asm-i386 /usr/src/linux-2.6.14.2/include/asm
    And it works now!

    Now what i wonder is here: According to this solution the make process uses new source kernel header files( in /usr/src/linux-2.6.14.2/include/asm). Is it the right way or it should use the original kernel header files in /usr/scr/linux-2.6.12/include/asm

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