• Update on setting up Ubuntu in order to build kernel modules

    by  • February 22, 2010 • kernel module, linux • 2 Comments

    As an update to my “hello world” kernel module article, there is a much easier way to set up your Debian-based Linux (including Ubuntu) to build kernel modules, without manually getting the relevant kernel headers using apt-get.

    I’ve tested this process with Ubuntu 8.04, 9.04 and 9.10 and it works great. Do the following to set up your Debian-based Linux environment for building kernel modules.

    1. sudo su
    2. apt-get install module-assistant
    3. m-a prepare

    m-a (module assistant), will set up the appropriate build environment for you (including correct linux-headers and build-essential)
    You can now skip to code part of the original article :)

    Reference: http://wiki.debian.org/ModuleAssistant


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