With Synaptic open, do a search on "linux-headers" and the relevant packages will come up. Make sure the packages correspond to your kernel version. To find out what that it is, open a terminal and enter the command "uname -r."TenderFoot wrote: However, before proceding need to install build-essential via synaptic but don't understand the bit about kernel headers?
If the header packages are already installed, then you don't need to do anything. If not, install them. You might have to reboot to have them take effect.