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OK, here's the problem. I can't connect to the internet. My network card is a little iffy but my wireless card should work fine when I install ipw2200. So I tried "emerge ipw2200" and it went through a few packages but stopped at hotplug. So I ran "emerge -pv ipw2200" and it tells me I need these programs:
It seems that hotplug is the only package missing but i downloaded all 3 anyway on my other computer. The hotplug package is named "hotplug-2004_09_32.tar.gz" I copied this package to the appropriate location in my portage directory but it still wouldn't work.
My question is how can I emerge hotplug so I can continue on with installing ipw2200? Also, if someone can help me with my network card, I would appreciate that too. It's a Marvell Technologies Fast Ethernet card. It's supposed to use the sk98lin driver but that doesn't work. I also read that it can use the skge driver but that doesn't work either. Thanks in advance.
Well, hotplug-2004_09_23.tar.gz is in the appropriate folder but when I run emerge ipw2200, it still can't find the hotplug package. Then I tried to emerge the hotplug tar.gz file but it told me there was no ebuild to satisfy it.
You said you put them in the appropriate location. I understand that emerge downloads the files to "/etc/portage/distfiles" and then extracts the archive and compiles. Did you put the *.tar.gzfiles into this location and them perform emerge on them again and it should work.