Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17273
make modules fails to build pcmcia after kernel (src) upgrade to 2.2.14-12
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
I installed RedHat 6.1 on a IBP thinkpad 240. To get my 3Com PCMCIA card to work I need to upgrade the kernel to 2.2.14-12. I installed the
new rpm's in two groups.... kernel-2.2.14-12.i386, kernel-pcmcia-2.2.14-12 and kernel-utils-2.2.14.i386. I boot the thinkpad from the new kernel,
and tested the 3Com card and it works. I also want to get the modem, sound and USB working so I install the kernel source so I can rebuild it. I
then installed kernel-headers-2.2.14-12, kernel-doc-2.2.14-12, kernel-ibcs-2.2.14-12 and kernel-source-2.2.14-12.
I can successfully build a new kernel and boot from it, but whenever I do "make modules" the pcmcia module does not get built ; the directory
does not even exist after the build, and hence my 3Com PCMCIA network card does not work. I am obviously doing something wrong but what?
I have tried make Xconfig serveral times, even manually editting the ".config" file, all fails..... I am a Senior UNIX SysAdmin by profession
(specializing in Solaris and HP-UX) so I am usually very thorough and rigorous, so hopefully its nothing trvial I overlooked. I have
tried searching various NewGroups and mailing lists but I cannot find anything that appears to be relevent. Suggestions?
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