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Old 03-07-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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Loading madwifi driver


hey guys,

I just re-installed my mandrake linux 10.0. Like the look and feel of it, so instead of avoiding it I figured I'd start to customize it instead to get it to make up what it lacks.. anyways first order of business is get my wireless card up and running.

I have gotten my card up and running with knoppix many times, but I was lucky enough for it to detect and set up the card auto for me. All i had to do was configure it.. Mandrake however doesnt have a driver.

I did move my tower temporarily into my spare room where the router is. got it hard wired no problem and downloaded the madwifi driver. I then typed in these commands.

make
make install

that went well with no errors. I got the driver installed now I think, so now I need to load the driver into my kernel right? how would I do that? and I'm not even sure what the driver will be called either :S.. anybody that uses the madwifi drivers have a solution?
 
Old 03-07-2005, 09:17 PM   #2
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someone here may know the complete answer, but absent that you should study the insmod and modprobe commands.

You also should copy the contents of your /etc/modules.conf file to a message here, and you should report on any files with the suffixes .ko or .ko.gz that are in the directory where you compiled your driver.

Look in /usr/lib/yourkernalversion/kernel/

In one of the subdirectories there, you should find the same files that you compiled.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 09:20 PM   #3
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sorry guys, I forgot to mention in this post that I started another post on the same topic in the wireless thread.. why not head over there? I did all that fun stuff and getting some active help as we speak.. but so far no luck..
 
Old 03-08-2005, 01:51 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Ryan450
sorry guys, I forgot to mention in this post that I started another post on the same topic in the wireless thread.. why not head over there? I did all that fun stuff and getting some active help as we speak.. but so far no luck..
Then why post this same question again?

As I'm sure you've seen before:

Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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