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Old 08-27-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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Angry I need help installing madwifi


I am trying to get the madwifi on my machine the current kernal that I am using is 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp. The laptop is a N5010 Fujitsu with Atheros chipset for wifi and has Fedora 5. I am using the dag/freshrpms/dries/newrpms repository and madwifi isn't there. I noticed that it is in other repositories but I was recommended not to use them from here: http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...s.html#Warning

The steps that I am trying to fallow to compile madwifi are from here http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo

1st Set all your MadWifi devices down:
2nd Remove the old modules.
3rd Build MadWifi
4th install MadWifi

I can't build because when I do the instuction # make
I get the fallowing error:


[root@localhost madwifi]# make
/bin/sh: line 0: cd: /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp/build: No such file or directory
Makefile.inc:89: *** /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp/build is missing, please set KERNELPATH. Stop.

What do I do now???
 
Old 08-27-2006, 07:49 PM   #2
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You need the kernel-devel.*.rpm that matches your current rpm installed kernel.
To list what you have.
rpm -qa | grep kernel
Should see something like this based on info above.
kernel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp
kernel-devel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp

Then you should be able to build madwifi

Also you could find and rpm for your kernel version at the http://www.atrpms.net/
Even though mention in the stanley doc, just getting the file manually instead of using a updater like yum or apt should cause no issues.
To install as root ' rpm -ivh madwifi*.rpm '

Lots of other post here on madwifi under fedora with more detail. Search here and google for more info as well.

Brian1
 
Old 08-27-2006, 08:30 PM   #3
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Still Problems with madwifi

First, I did rpm -qa | grep kernel like you said
kernel-smp-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5
kernel-smp-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
kernel-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp-2.1.26-0.rr.10.0


As you can see it looks different than what you told me to expect.

Then I did yum install kernel-devel and then I did rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-smp-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5
kernel-smp-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
kernel-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
kernel-devel-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp-2.1.26-0.rr.10.0

I then tried to make the file and it wouldn't make
[root@localhost madwifi]# make
/bin/sh: line 0: cd: /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp/build: No such file or directory
Makefile.inc:89: *** /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp/build is missing, please set KERNELPATH. Stop.


Please help me??
 
Old 08-28-2006, 04:32 PM   #4
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Which kernel were you under at the time. You only have the kernel-devel for the 2174 and appears you are running kernel 2054 at the time. Unless you specify a different source to use it will see what you are running and use that source.
To see running kernel version ' uname -r ' command.

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