this is my first post. i am running mandriva 10.1 official and its highly tweaked. i recompiled the 2.6.11 kernel to use my cell as a modem(bluetooth and usb cable) and mount my memory card. I am now able to get both to work pretty good. some problems though kernel has ACM (Abstaract Control Mdem) support enabled . so that i can use my cell as a modem. I connect it using a datacable. it works great, but when the datacable loosens or a call is recieved, and the connection between the pc and cell is disconnected. Linux just hangs. the keyboard, mouse nothing responds and i have to manually restart. Whenever i install any software from source (tar.gz) i get the error that x includes and qt headers and libraries cannot be found. mandrake 10.1 official does not come with qt and x includes(lib-xorg-devel). i have upated my urpmi databases and installed the x includes cause it was a relatively small package (10 mb). Qt and its dependencies is 64 MB. i cant go about installing them using a dial up. any other solutions or specific packages that will fix my problem ?? i am able to booth my custom kernel without initrd but i need initrd for the bootsplash. i tried using mkinitrd /boot/initrd-mycustomkernel 188.8.131.52mycustomkernel the image is created but when i boot using it it does not work. any sugussions??? sorry to be so compicated in my first post. but these are problems i am unable to solve and have been bugging me for a few weeks now. anything really appreciated.