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Old 09-20-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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compat-wireless driver wont compile for my rtl8187 wlan chipset

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./scripts/ > include/linux/compat_autoconf.h
-/lib/modules/2.6.31-powerlinuxpowerlinux/build M=/home/chris/Build/compat-wireless-2.6.31-rc7 modules
[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.31'
  LD      /home/chris/Build/compat-wireless-2.6.31-rc7/drivers/misc/eeprom/built-in.o
make[3]: *** No rule to make target 
`/home/chris/Build/compat-wireless-2.6.31-rc7/drivers/misc/eeprom/max6875.c', needed by `/home/chris/Build/compat-wireless-2.6.31-rc7/drivers/misc/eeprom/max6875.o'.  Stop.
make[2]: *** [/home/chris/Build/compat-wireless-2.6.31-rc7/drivers/misc/eepromError 2
[1]: *** [_module_/home/chris/Build/compat-wireless-2.6.31-rc7Error 2
[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.31'
make: *** [modules] Error 2
Old 10-01-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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no rule to make target means there is no .config for your make file in your source. or you do not have a configured kernel.
the program is looking for your .config file that will till it how to use the make file .
you must configure your kernel first. if you are already running that kernel then cd /usr/src/linux-uname and then do a make mrproper then
copy your .config file from your
/boot/ folder
to your /usr/src/linix-uname and then do a make oldconfig answer any questions asked then when done the .config is
now ready you can use the kernel to build new modules.

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