LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-20-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
kday
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
D-Link wireless


I am brand new to Linux (last night in fact). I loaded RedHat Linux on an IBM thinkpad. I am trying to load the drivers for the D-Link DW-122 USB wireless adapter. I found a site that explains how to manipulate a prism2 driver to work with the D-Link. However, after you change the driver, you need to do a make config. When I do that, it asks for the directory of my kernel. Specifically /usr/src/linux. I do not have /usr/src/linux. All that I have is /usr/src/redhat and /usr/src/debug. Am I wrong in assuming that /usr/src/linux is where my Kernel should reside? I am currently running 2.4.21-4.EL. Has anyone run into this before? If so what is the fix. How do I find where my Kernel resides?
 
Old 09-20-2004, 02:43 PM   #2
halo14
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Surprise, AZ
Distribution: Debian | CentOS | Arch
Posts: 1,103

Rep: Reputation: 45
Drop Red Hat and install SuSE 9.1...

It's just a user friendly, actually more-so in my opion, and hardware detection is fantastic. I highly recommend it as Red Hat is End of Lifed which mean you don't get any security udates and the like. SuSE is now owned by Novell, and is a very well-known and well-supported distro. You can download the ISO image for 9.1 Personal from the website at www.suse.com/us

It also defaults with the 2.6.5 kernel (much newer than 2.4)

Good Luck!

BTW - I am running SuSE 9.1 on my HP Pavilion notebook andEVERYTHING worked from the get-go, including my wireless networking!!

Last edited by halo14; 09-20-2004 at 02:44 PM.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 05:24 PM   #3
fmogavero
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Western New York
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
I have a D-Link DWL-G650. I spent several weeks trying to make drivers and installing RPMs. I found the answer to my problem with the ndiswrapper. http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 09-21-2004, 05:37 PM   #4
imapbox
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: IJsselstein, netherlands
Distribution: SuSE 9.1
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by fmogavero
I have a D-Link DWL-G650. I spent several weeks trying to make drivers and installing RPMs. I found the answer to my problem with the ndiswrapper. http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/
I have a dlink g650 card and works without the wrappers. fact is that the wrappers will kill a few featurs like being able to use kismet.

so if not nevessary -- don't use ndiswrappers.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 06:32 PM   #5
oracleofmist
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
i have a dwl 650 plus 802.11B format for my laptop and i have never been able to get that working even remotely
 
Old 10-24-2004, 07:45 AM   #6
robodude
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: no where
Distribution: iv gone through 5 in the las 2 days
Posts: 66

Rep: Reputation: 15
i knew some one would tell him to not use red hat what about freoda dose it wrk with wirless networking?
 
Old 10-24-2004, 08:20 AM   #7
darkleaf
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: the Netherlands
Distribution: debian SID
Posts: 2,170

Rep: Reputation: 45
Wireless isn't about the distro it's about the card (if it's supported in any way) and on the kernel which should be pretty new. BTW there's a wireless forum under the networking part.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 04:41 AM   #8
imapbox
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: IJsselstein, netherlands
Distribution: SuSE 9.1
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by darkleaf
Wireless isn't about the distro it's about the card (if it's supported in any way) and on the kernel which should be pretty new. BTW there's a wireless forum under the networking part.
it in fact has everything to do with the distribution. some distributions don't include some parts needed to get the wireless parts working. you should know that, given the used distribution there.

suse for instance doesn't include several firmwares for several cards but it does have scripts that will download it and install it for you when you update the system. it also does this with nvidia and the MS ttf.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
D-Link wireless jazzben Linux - Hardware 0 08-15-2004 11:22 AM
wireless link characteristic legolas_t Programming 2 08-05-2004 03:38 AM
D-Link Wireless ukntcme Linux - Hardware 2 04-13-2004 07:03 AM
d-link wireless mustafa Linux - Wireless Networking 3 11-12-2003 05:51 AM
D-Link wireless down zozoonabike Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 09-26-2003 12:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:36 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration