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Old 02-07-2004, 02:01 PM   #1
santasballz
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can't understand this short thing


Download the latest version of the driver from here
Uncompress the .tar.gz file. If you do not know how to do that just click on it in konqueror, and then drag and drop the directory inside it to your home folder.
Open a terminal window and 'cd' to the directory you just uncompressed.
Read the README file.
Enter 'make' to build the driver. It should complete without errors. If not read the error messages carefully. Most likely you do not have the gcc compiler installed. or else your kernel-source RPM is not installed.

Now enter 'su' to become root user and enter 'make install'. Your driver will then be installed and you are nearly done.
Plug in your Wireless usb device and enter 'lsmod' in your root terminal. You should see one of the modules loaded is at76c503. If not then look at the log.







iam trying to get the driver to work for my wireless router.
above, it says enter 'make' to build the driver... where do i do that? how? (like u now, on windows u can go to start/run etc, but then thats for doing system configurations... so where to i type in enter to make this work?)

also, it says to enter 'su' to become root user... i've got no idea how to do that, can someone PLZ help me?

p.s. iam using suse 9 pro
 
Old 02-07-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: can't understand this short thing

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Originally posted by santasballz
above, it says enter 'make' to build the driver... where do i do that? how? (like u now, on windows u can go to start/run etc, but then thats for doing system configurations... so where to i type in enter to make this work?)

also, it says to enter 'su' to become root user... i've got no idea how to do that, can someone PLZ help me?

p.s. iam using suse 9 pro
after you tar -zxvf the tar.gz file, it most likely will create a new directory. cd into that directory, and type make. a bunch of stuff will start scrolling by as the program makes.

when it gets done making, type su ("switch user"). in this case you are switching to root, so you will be prompted for your root password. enter your password, and then type "make install."

if everything went okay with make, the drivers should install. if you had errors during make, you will need to resolve them before you can install the drivers. copy them and paste the errors here, and we'll try to help you fix them. gl
 
Old 02-07-2004, 02:19 PM   #3
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thx for the fast reply... this is going to sound stupid, but how do i 'cd' into that directory? i've never used linux before... is there like a site that tells me how to do these simple stuff? i dun even know how to cd into that dir.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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Anytime someone says "enter this or that command" or "type this or that", it generally means typing it in a terminal (aterm, Eterm, xterm, Konsole, etc). You have at least one terminal application installed, and probably more, unless something is seriously screwed up.
cd means "change directory"

You really should do some reading about the basics of Linux, as working in a terminal is one of the most fundamental aspects of the Linux system.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:37 PM   #5
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sorry, i should have specified that you enter those commands in a terminal. mikshaw is right, you really ought to do yourself a favor and get up to speed on basics. try something like Rute:
http://www.fokus.fhg.de/linux/LDP/ru...00000000000000

or one of the newbie guides in my bookmarks or the LQ bookmarks section, or google.com/linux for some newbie guides. gl
 
Old 02-07-2004, 04:04 PM   #6
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ok, thx guyz, but i ran into another problem

so i went to that folder, and in the command box thingy ( i right clicked in the folder and one of the option was the command box something) (i tested typing in 'su' and it worked, etc)

but here is the instruction for the driver:
To configure the linux-wlan-ng package, run 'make config'. The
following set of questions will be asked. The default answer is in
braces (e.g. []). Just press <Enter> to select the default answer:



so in the command thing, i typed make config but it says the command is not recognized or something, whats wrong?


the instruction also says i need the following:
To build linux-wlan-ng you will need:
- Configured kernel source code for the kernel you are running.
Ideally, this will be the resulting tree after building your own
kernel. Configured means that you have at least run 'make config',
'make menuconfig', or 'make xconfig'. If you are trying to build
linux-wlan-ng for a previously existing kernel binary (one you did
not build yourself), look for help on the mailing lists because it
can be tricky. I always run against kernels I've built myself, so I'm
not much help in this area.
- The good David Leffler identified that if you are having difficulty
with *_netlink_* symbols, you may have a problem with 'make clean' in
the kernel tree. Do a 'make mrproper' followed by 'make config'
and the rest of the kernel build process. 'make mrproper' does
a more thorough cleaning of the kernel tree. For more info, look
for David's comments in the linux-wlan-user mailing list.
- If you are building a driver for a PCMCIA card, you will also need
the configured PCMCIA source code for the pcmcia_cs subsystem you
are currently running.


so, what do i check if i have the above?
 
  


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