View Full Version : [ubuntu] help install the "sk98lin driver" for my network

July 31st, 2011, 03:52 PM
Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000002759 StartFragment:0000000457 EndFragment:0000002743 Hello and thank you in advance for any help you might send my way.
I have been trying for a couple of weeks now to follow a Server setup tutorial.
I am a "newb" and cannot for the life of me install the "sk98lin driver" for my network card. I have followed the instructions that was in the Readme file many times and installed all flavors of linux (Ubuntu server and Debian server) and am now using "debian-503-i386-CD-1.iso" which is what the tutorial is based on. I know that 503 is old but the newest versions I tried all had this same issue.
This an older system using a Asus PC4-800 Deluxe MB and I really don't want to spend any more money on it to get a new Ethernet card. I was doing this to help myself learn more about Linux and servers being used as a Internet path from my home network to the outside world. (Which is working fine with a D-Link router and Gigabit switch).
I have installed everything that needs to be (I think, but maybe not) and run the ./install script.

It gets to the end and says: Your kernel version is not the same as your header version.

Here is what I have:

uname -r

uname -a
Linux deephaven 2.6.26-2-686 #1 SMP Wed Aug 19 06:06:52 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

In the /usr/src I have these files:

linux -> linux-

I don't really understand what is wrong and how to fix it.

I have another question please. There is also an option to generate a patch for the "sk98lin driver". This does generate a patch but when I try to run "make menuconfig" I get this error:

scripts/kconfig/mconf arch/x86/Kconfig
file drivers/net/arcnet/Kconfig already scanned?
make[1]: *** [menuconfig] error 1
make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2

I haven't a clue what that is trying to tell me.

This is VERY frustrating and I am just about to give up on trying to do this.

Any help on this or the above post would be greatly appreciated.