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Old 12-08-2003, 06:39 AM   #1
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Question Compiling drivers and wireless networking with redhat 9 and a Belkin F5D6050


I am a total newbie to the world of Linux and have just made my first installation of Redhat 9 on a dual boot machine. Initially I am very impressed by the ease of installation and the amount of drivers for my components it appears to have.

My problem is that the PC should be part of a Wireless network connecting with a Belkin F5D6050 card and Redhat does not seem to recognise this card.

I have heard that I may need to compile a driver for this device but I have never had to do this before and would'nt know where to begin. A quick search on Google threw up what I believe to have been source code for the driver that I am after but I don't know how to progress.

Can anyone help?

TIA
 
Old 12-08-2003, 07:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

For better help with your question, I'll move your thread to where it will get the attention it needs: Moving to Linux - Laptop and Handheld

Cool
 
Old 12-08-2003, 07:36 PM   #3
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A Belkin 6050 is a USB device, that's what you've got right?

The newer ones shipping are Atmel, the older ones are Prism2, both have drivers that work rather well, neither of them are in the kernel. Alright, let's figure out which one you've got and then lead you through compiling this stuff.

/sbin/lsusb

and post that back here, or does it have the fcc-id on the device of: K7SF5D6050

If it does, its an Atmel.

Also, lets make certain you've got a compiler, if not you'll want to install gcc from the RH9 install CDs

gcc -v

That's a good enough start for now,

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-10-2003, 05:02 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Thanks Guys. This is where I am at...

I identified the card last night as the Atmel chipset as the fcc-id on the device was: K7SF5D6050. Thanks for this Finegan as I would not have a clue.

Annoyingly when I tried to find out whether I have the compiler installed I could'nt remember the passwords I'd used on the PC. Rookie mistake. Will do a complete reinstall tonight and will post back here tomorrow when all is done.

Thanks again for your continuing help guys
 
Old 12-10-2003, 03:40 PM   #5
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this card is farily easy to setup, did it again last nite in about 10 minutes.

check this out http://www.houseofcraig.net/belkin_howto.php
 
Old 12-11-2003, 06:35 AM   #6
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Redhat reinstalled and gcc is definately installed! Now I am confused?

I reinstalled RH9 last night making sure that gcc is installed. There appeared (to my newbie eyes) to be several compilers in the list so I installed all of them.

The card is plugged in ready to go.

I have to confess that I am not really that used to delving into the code or though I am sure it won't be a problem. I work mostly with HTML and Javascript at work. Is there a way of doing this using the GUI or is it going to be easier to just go into the code.

If anyone can point the way forward it would be very cool.

TIA

PS ezra143 - Thanks for the post. I have looked at the link you have provided. This appears to be a different card as the article refers to the F5D6020 which is a pcmcia card where as mine is a USB card. I am using a work Windows machine at this point in time and I do not have sufficient privileges to download these files to see whether they are any use. Will play a bit tonight. If I have any probs tonight I will post again.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 04:10 PM   #7
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oops, my bad, I misread.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 04:23 PM   #8
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dont know how much help this will be, use it at your own discretion. But it appears to be a RPM for RH9 of the Atmel AT76C503A based USB WLAN adapters
http://www.niemueller.de/projects/ex...kage=at76c503a
 
Old 12-13-2005, 01:06 PM   #9
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na this dont work

THis doesnt work I too have FC4 64 Bit version belkin drivers still dont install.
 
  


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