View Full Version : new kernel and wireless?

December 13th, 2004, 03:38 AM
I'm planning on compiling a new 2.6.9 kernel from scratch and installing it on my ubuntu laptop. I have the default installation right now, and everything works except the SD card reader. (This is why I'm upgrading the kernel)

My question is when I upgrade the kernel, is my wireless still going to work? I realize I need to enable wireless device support and a couple encryption options in the kernel config, but other than that will the drivers load properly? My wireless NIC is an ipw2200. It is working great right now, but I wanted to check if anything else must be done to get the drivers working with the new kernel.

Thanks for any replies!

December 13th, 2004, 10:27 PM
Your more thank likely going to need to rebuild the related kernel modules that aren't packaged with the kernel.

December 30th, 2004, 08:56 AM
How did you got your IPW2200 to work?, I have a latitude d600 and can't even compile the drivers.

I'm new to linux so please no flames.