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Old 03-16-2007, 02:02 AM   #1
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Need help trying to build madwifi driver


Someone stop me, if there's an easier way.

Environment: Brand new Etch install on laptop.

Goal: get my %#$@!'n wireless going.

status: trying to build/make/install/whatever madwifi drivers because I don't think they're in there to begin with?

Problem: error msg right from start: "/lib/modules/2.6.18-4-686/build: No such file or directory"

My guess: I don't have kernel source installed and I need it?


Please help....

Thank you.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 02:14 AM   #2
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I have three atheros cards and they all work perfectly with Ubuntu. I never had to compile anything though. Why not just use the packages provided for you? Either way you go though here are some webpages that might help you a long.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=38972
and
http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/Distro/Ubuntu
 
Old 03-16-2007, 02:16 AM   #3
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What do you mean the packages already provided?
 
Old 03-16-2007, 02:25 AM   #4
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I mean that if you have the proper repositories enabled you should be able to do something like:
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apt-get install madwifi-ng
 
Old 03-16-2007, 02:33 AM   #5
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I'm almost completely new to Linux (but by no means to computers and OS's). I don't know what a repository is.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 02:35 AM   #6
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"Couldn't find package madwifi-ng"
 
Old 03-16-2007, 02:46 AM   #7
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Okay, figured out how to get kernel source but

once I have the madwifi driver created, how do I load it at startup?
 
  


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