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    compiling the kernal in linux mandrake

    Ok right now my main pc is windows ME because i have a usb modem and the linux distro I have (mandrake 8.1) says that is it not supported.

    However the linux site says that it will work and i found the drivers for my usb adsl modem. Now my question is, how hard is it to recompile the kernal and how much experience with linux should i have before i try and do it myself?

    Keep in mind that i have just started using linux about 1 week ago :/
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    not to hard if you cd /usr/src/Whateverlinuxkernel, then type make xconfig a pretty screen pops up then you just click what you want support for, the whole how to is at www.linuxdoc.org
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    It's not that hard once you get the hang of it. If you'll post a link to the site with the kernel patch, I'll try to walk you through it.

    The good thing about Mandrake kernel sources (as opposed to Red Hat) is that a "make mrproper" will give you the same configuration as the installed kernel instead of a plain vanilla configuration that you have to tweak by hand. That way, you don't have to play the guessing game about what you need to enable.
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    Hey thanks for the replys guys, i have found a how to and i am going to attempt to do it myself. If i mess something up bad i can always reinstall.

    But if i do run into a wall problemchild i will give you a pm, if that is ok?

    thanks again.
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    Sure. I'll try to help if I can.
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