FC5 64 bit kernel source - Where to find

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Thu Apr 20 11:16:38 UTC 2006

Stephen Liu wrote:
> Hi folks,
> PC always hangs after connecting broadband.  Disabling onboard LAN
> using NIC instead can reduce the problem, but not permanently.  PC hung
> occasionally.  If without broadband connection the problem seemed gone.
> There is a known issue to ASUS of the nVidia chips mentioned on the
> manual of the motherboard. Linux drivers for rectifying the problem are
> on the CD supplied. I tried installing the chip drivers and it required
> recompiling the kernel requesting for kernel source. I can't find
> kernel-source on the installing DVD. Neither I was able to
> download/install it with "yum" because the hanging of PC.
> Please advise what is the exact name of kernel source, kernel version
> 2.6.15..... TIA

Full kernel source isn't usually necessary for compiling drivers; the 
kernel-devel package should be sufficient.

If you really do need the full kernel source, you'll have to download it 
because it's not on the binaries DVD. You'll need the kernel .src.rpm 
from the SRPMS directory.


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