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Old 03-01-2007, 11:42 PM   #1
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dell inspiron 6400 wireless card problem (intel pro wlan 3945 internal)

i have installed RHEL4 on dell inspiron 6400 but could not get the wireless card (i believe it's an Intel Pro WLAN 3945 Internal Wireless (802.11a/b/g 54 Mbps) for Duo Processors) to install. here is what i have done so far - i have downloaded the ieee80211-1.2.16 module but when ever i try to run the make command, i am getting the following error:
[root@linlaptop ieee80211-1.2.16]# make
Checking in /lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp for ieee80211 components...
find: /lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp/build/: No such file or directory
egrep: /lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp/build//.config: No such file or directory
egrep: /lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp/build//include/linux/autoconf.h: No such file or directory
find: /lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp/build/: No such file or directory
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp/build M=/root/Desktop/ieee80211-1.2.16 modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [modules] Error 2

any help will be appreciated.

Old 03-02-2007, 04:55 AM   #2
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Visit Dag Wieers site and install both the rpmforge-release and yum rpm packges for EHEL4 (el4);

When done as root do something like; yum install ipw3945d ipw3945-firmware


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