On Friday 15 December 2006 1:29 pm, James Wilkinson wrote:
Keith Powell wrote:
> Wondering if that was the problem, I did a fresh installation on
> my spare hard drive, specifying 'linux 686' at the start of the
> install. I now have i686 for both the kernel and the
> kernel-devel, but still i386 for the headers.
> I can't find any i686 headers to install, but I thought that they
> were part of the devel package? If so, surely they should be
That's normal. I'm not sure if the kernel-headers package contains
*any* CPU instructions -- they certainly don't need a particular
processor to work, so are considered i386.
> I have worked through your suggestions again, but still nothing.
> There is no /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/build directory.
It shouldn't be a directory, it should be a symbolic link
("symlink"), pointing somewhere like
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-i386/ -- use ls -l
to check. It may be a "dangling symlink" -- that directory may not
If so, try running
yum install /usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-i386
which should find and install the correct package
Hope this helps,
Thank you for your reply, the information, and your suggestions.
Sorry for the delay in sending this. My ISP went faulty yet again and
there were no e-mails between last Saturday evening and this (Monday)
I have postponed trying to get the web cam to work, until after
Christmas - too busy before.
I have printed out all the suggestions, so will have a good go at
solving the problem when things are "back to normal" and there are
just my wife and I here on our own.