Hello John and all interested people in this community,
that's an easy one to answer. The kernel sources is either an RPM package under Suse/Debian or an archive file containing the Linux kernel sources of your Linux distribution. These need to be installed as a package onto your distribution system so that your LIRC package can pick up certain instructions from the kernel. Otherwise LiRC simply cannot be compiled because it needs special library headers and other details from those sources. The kernel sources should be part of your distribution. If you are using SuSE Linux, you can find them under the Development category. Not sure about other distributions, though.
> lirc, but i keep getting an error message. I load ./setup.sh save and
> configure then i receive this Error Message : "You need to have the linux kernel source installed for this driver"
> i'm not sure where or how to access the linux kernel source. also
> where does the lirc dir need to be stored. Thank you for you time
The LIRC dir can be stored anywhere on your system. When compiling the driver, the system automatically assigns the right place for LIRC to install on your system.
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