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Old 03-19-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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Talking compiling and installing a usb smc wireless adapter for fedora 10


Hi

I have installed fedora 10, from what i can gather it does not recognise my wireless usb adapter, i have the driver software for linux from the offical website and i have put it on a usb

, it has with in it a makefile, and i know i have to compile it somehow

using something called gcc but im not sure, and then i have to install or shall i say get linux to recognise it and link it to the relevant hardware

anybody have ideas on how to do this?

im a new to linux so please take it slow..lol
 
Old 03-19-2009, 11:17 PM   #2
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Following link is a how to on compiling from source. Hope it will get u started

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...ms_from_Source
 
Old 03-20-2009, 12:07 AM   #3
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Following link is a how to on compiling from source. Hope it will get u started

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...ms_from_Source
hey thanks ive read through it

i ve got the relevant files in a folder in linux

i think

./configure
make
make install

should do the trick..lol
 
Old 03-20-2009, 08:51 AM   #4
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hey thanks ive read through it

i ve got the relevant files in a folder in linux

i think

./configure
make
make install

should do the trick..lol
it doesnt recognise make command..lol

or ./configure..lol
 
Old 03-21-2009, 04:17 AM   #5
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In that case first read the readme file in the directory(same name as the package) created by the tar command. It may have special instructionsfor installing the package. Try to follow them.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 04:38 PM   #6
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kk

./configure doest not work neither does make file etc...

im using mandrika linux 2008 it comes with rpm packages,

and it comes with ndiswrapper but that gives me an error when i try to load it

no device supporting the netr28ux ndiswrapper present!

or if i try the.inf file i get

" some components ( firmware) are required but arnt available for ndisweapper hardware firmare files are required for this device.

the requested files can also be instaled from this url

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge/net/m...index.php/list

im really going spare
 
Old 03-23-2009, 11:55 PM   #7
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It sounds to me like you need to install the 'make' package. I believe this comes separate from gcc (the core compiler). In addition, to build kernel modules (in this case, your driver) you'll likely need your kernel headers (or the entire source) installed. Search for "linux" in the package manager, and you should see packages called something like, "linux-kernel-headers" or some such. I think different distros have different naming conventions.

Make sure you get the version that EXACTLY matches the output of the command:

Code:
uname -r
You'll get a few numbers after the "linux-kernel" part. The numbers on the package name have to match these numbers precisely.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 02:02 PM   #8
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It sounds to me like you need to install the 'make' package. I believe this comes separate from gcc (the core compiler). In addition, to build kernel modules (in this case, your driver) you'll likely need your kernel headers (or the entire source) installed. Search for "linux" in the package manager, and you should see packages called something like, "linux-kernel-headers" or some such. I think different distros have different naming conventions.

Make sure you get the version that EXACTLY matches the output of the command:

Code:
uname -r
You'll get a few numbers after the "linux-kernel" part. The numbers on the package name have to match these numbers precisely.
k, i know this is a work around but i used mandriva option for ndiswrapper and got my usb wireless windows driver working, it turned out , it was supported the 32bit xp version for my usb interfact.

i still need to learn more about gcc and make etc.. i want to run apache php and mysql on my system. but i guess this is all learning
 
Old 03-27-2009, 04:42 PM   #9
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Glad to hear you got it working.

And you should try compiling a program if you're interested in learning. I'd recommend starting out with a small app that isn't intimately tied to another app. A small game, perhaps. After you get the proper dependencies installed, it's usually as simple as running the commands:

./config
make
make-install
 
Old 03-29-2009, 06:40 PM   #10
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Where

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Hi

I have installed fedora 10, from what i can gather it does not recognise my wireless usb adapter, i have the driver software for linux from the offical website and i have put it on a usb

, it has with in it a makefile, and i know i have to compile it somehow

using something called gcc but im not sure, and then i have to install or shall i say get linux to recognise it and link it to the relevant hardware

anybody have ideas on how to do this?

im a new to linux so please take it slow..lol
Just found this;
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Do...irelessdrivers

Installed and SMC USB adaptor running great. You have to persevere and track this stuff down.


ps. Downloaded Suse 11.21 live today,run it and it found the adaptor straight away, why do other distros make life difficult?

Last edited by ukstar; 03-29-2009 at 08:10 PM. Reason: Found driver for USB adaptor
 
  


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