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Hi, if anyone can help me out with this it'd be much appreciated...
I pretty new to linux, installed opensuse 11.0 yesterday. However I am unable to connect to my wireless network.
I have a dell studio 1725 laptop, with a dell wireless 1397 wlan mini card...i've read somewhere this is a broadcom card (4315 ???).
Anyway i've managed to find a driver for this, and some instructions for installing it, but i've got a bit stuck, the instrctions from the broadcom website i have follow:
On the target machine, setup the source/hybrid/build directory
1. Create a new directory: mkdir hybrid_wl
2. Go to that directory: cd hybrid_wl
3. Untar the appropriate 32/64 bit file
to that directory
32 bit: tar -xzf <path>/hybrid-portsrc.tar.gz
64 bit: tar -xzf <path>/hybrid-portsrc-x86_64.tar.gz
After untar'ing you should have a src and lib sub directory plus a Linux
2.6 "kbuild" external makefile (Makefile). The lib sub directory has the pre-built
You use the standard Linux 2.6 kernel build system as follows to make a Linux loadable
kernel module (LKM):
On the target machine, and cd'ed to the directory that contains the Makefile (fragment)
4. Cleanup (optional): make -C /lib/modules/<2.6.xx.xx>/build M=`pwd` clean
5. Build the LKM, i.e. wl.ko: make -C /lib/modules/<2.6.xx.xx>/build M=`pwd`
You should now have a LKM, wl.ko inside this directory.
I cannot work out how to do part 4/5, is this in the terminal? I try writing what it says in the terminal but it returns an error saying that make is not a command.
What am i doing wrong??? Have I gone in completely the wrong direction for fixing this issue?
Well click on the menus and work your way to "Terminal". Click on that and you will be at the command line wtih a $ prompt. Just type the commands at the $ prompt and hit enter (one at a time)
You can also get to the Command Line by hitting CTRL ALT F1 (Hit CTRL ALT F7 to get back out)