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Old 03-21-2004, 06:17 AM   #1
totaln00b
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a few newbie questions


hi,

I have just installed Mandrake 10. Ive got it up and running, but the problem is that I want to get the network working but only have usb wireless network device (linksys WUSB11)

Ive been searching the web and managed to get a driver, which i put on a cdrw and have extracted the contents to my linux machine.

instructions i found tell me to run ./Configure, which i have done. It prompts me for the linux source directory, with default answer being [/usr/src/Linux]
when i accept his it fails and says "source tree /usr/src/Linux is incomplete or missing".

I then tried to install the sources from the CD but it syas "already installed"

can anyone tell me what to do ? where are the sources installed? or does anyone here have experience of setting up a usb wireless NIC?

thanks and sorry for all the questions !
 
Old 03-21-2004, 06:25 AM   #2
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source is installed usually in the /usr/src/linux-XXXXX/
where XXXXX is the version...

the command
'ls /usr/src/'
will list all directorys in that folder...

the command
'uname -r' will tell you what kernel version is currrently being used.

just match the folder in /usr/src with the output from 'uname -r'

you will probably only have 1 version of the kernel source installed, with a symbolic link..

probably
linux-2.4.XXXXXXXX-yyy
and a link to that folder called
linux-2.4

Okay ???
 
Old 03-21-2004, 06:30 AM   #3
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Also remember that linux is case-sensitive, so remember to use lower-case characers.
 
  


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