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Old 02-28-2008, 09:13 AM   #1
lampi
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Question Trouble installing madwifi-0.9.4 on fedora 8


Hello,

When I execute the make command from inside madwifi-0.9.4 I get

Makefile.inc:81: *** Cannot detect kernel version - please check compiler and KERNELPATH. Stop.

What should I do?

regards,

Lampi

Last edited by lampi; 02-28-2008 at 09:56 AM. Reason: Installed kernel-devel which solved the linking problem mentioned in the post earlier
 
Old 02-28-2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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Install the kernel-devel and maybe the kernel-headers rpm packages for your running kernel;

uname -a
yum install kernel-devel kerenl-headers

Or you could use a third party repo like freshrpms.net then use yum to install the madwifi-9.4.0 rpm package;

rpm -ivh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp....fc.noarch.rpm

yum install madwifi
 
Old 02-28-2008, 10:54 PM   #3
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I updated both kernel-devel and kernel-headers with using yum. But yum install madwifi gives,

fedora 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
updates 100% |=========================| 2.3 kB 00:00
adobe-linux-i386 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package madwifi available.
Nothing to do

When I run the madwifi scripts,
./madwifi-unload.bash
./find-madwifi-modules.sh $uname -r

I get no messages, is that a problem?
I am logged in as root throughout the whole process, is that a problem?
Why is installing so difficult? What does all these steps mentioned in madwifi first time user installation guide mean?
 
Old 02-29-2008, 06:31 AM   #4
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I also suggested that you install the madwifi rpm package from freshrpms.net. Why not try this???

http://werewolf.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=207
 
Old 03-02-2008, 12:54 AM   #5
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if I recall well madwifi is depreciated,and it has a successor
I guess if I recall well
 
  


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