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Old 07-18-2004, 07:46 PM   #1
Timepilot
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Unhappy Driver Installation - Dlink DWL-520+


I'm trying to install a driver for a Dlink wireless card DWL-520+. Since I'm "NEW" to linux I don't understand the following linux commands and how to install the driver. I'm including the instructions to install this driver and I have the file on a floppy. If someone could tell me how to install this I'd appreciate it. The operating system I'm trying to install this on is Linspire 4.5. I've searched all over the net for this driver and now that I've found it I don't know how to install it. I have tried to install it but had no success.


Instructions:

$ unzip rtl8180_linuxdrv_v15_rh90.zip (The file I have is on a floppy)

$ cd rtl8180_1.5

$ su //i.e.: become root

$ make

$ make install

$ modprobe rtl8180_24x or if that doesn't work: $ insmod -f full_path_to
rtl8180_24x

$ iwpriv // that should give you at least a blank 'wlan0' or 'eth0' entry

configure your network settings
 
Old 07-19-2004, 08:27 AM   #2
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Hello,

First copy driver sources from floppy to hard drive:
Code:
mount /mnt/floppy
cp /mnt/floppy/* /usr/local/src/
cd /usr/local src/
then follow the previous instructions...
make is used to compile your driver from sources. make install is used to copy driver executable to a known place and also to set permissions. modprobe is an utilitary which will find the driver, insert it and satisfy dependencies with other drivers.... insmod is used to insert driver.

Oliv'
 
Old 07-19-2004, 01:22 PM   #3
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Hi Timepilot, may you tell me where to find DWL-g520+ drivers? I'm installing linux, and where i'll do this (it's a long, long way... :-P) i'll nedd them.

M
 
Old 07-19-2004, 02:11 PM   #4
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Reply - Oliv'

Thank you for your help!!!
 
Old 07-19-2004, 02:20 PM   #5
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Smile Reply - Mes

Mes,
Listed below is the url for the driver I posted instructions for on this forum.

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...&Software=True
 
Old 07-19-2004, 03:01 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot

 
Old 07-29-2004, 11:06 PM   #7
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Unhappy Any Luck?

I have followed the instructions on this posting and CANNOT get my Dlink 520+ to work.

Has any one else had any luck with the instructions posted?

I have also found postings refering to the ACXxxxx project, which is supposed to work as well, but no luck with that either.

Any comments regarding your success would be appreciated. Depending on the replies, I will provide more details about the specific issues I am having

THANKS!
 
Old 07-30-2004, 09:52 PM   #8
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Re: Driver Installation - Dlink DWL-520+

Quote:
Originally posted by Timepilot

Instructions:

$ unzip rtl8180_linuxdrv_v15_rh90.zip (The file I have is on a floppy)

$ cd rtl8180_1.5

$ su //i.e.: become root

$ make

$ make install

$ modprobe rtl8180_24x or if that doesn't work: $ insmod -f full_path_to
rtl8180_24x

$ iwpriv // that should give you at least a blank 'wlan0' or 'eth0' entry

configure your network settings [/B]
Im also a newbie and followed all directions to the t. I can get to the point where I have to type make but when I do so, I get the following error in Konsole:

bash: make: command not found


Anyone can provide any pointers as to how I move past this? I havent used Linux in years and Im trying to shake off the rust (blame it on my Mac) but after all my frustrations with my Windows box, I installed SuSe and Im ready to play!


Any help would be greatly appreciated

Regards
 
Old 07-30-2004, 10:02 PM   #9
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Re: Any Luck?

Quote:
Originally posted by honestcox
I have followed the instructions on this posting and CANNOT get my Dlink 520+ to work.

Has any one else had any luck with the instructions posted?

I have also found postings refering to the ACXxxxx project, which is supposed to work as well, but no luck with that either.

Any comments regarding your success would be appreciated. Depending on the replies, I will provide more details about the specific issues I am having

THANKS!
I have installed the ACX100 Drivers with success... heh ... took me a long time but I figured out how to do it... if you need help doing so ... let me know
 
Old 07-30-2004, 10:05 PM   #10
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Re: Re: Driver Installation - Dlink DWL-520+

Quote:
Originally posted by rmarquez
Im also a newbie and followed all directions to the t. I can get to the point where I have to type make but when I do so, I get the following error in Konsole:

bash: make: command not found


Anyone can provide any pointers as to how I move past this? I havent used Linux in years and Im trying to shake off the rust (blame it on my Mac) but after all my frustrations with my Windows box, I installed SuSe and Im ready to play!


Any help would be greatly appreciated

Regards
Looks like you don't have make installed... run Control Center->Yast2 Modules->Software->Install and Remove Software

Click on Administrator Mode... enter password... once it starts... do a search for 'make' and install
 
Old 07-31-2004, 09:03 AM   #11
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Hi Corona, i take acx100 drivers ( for dwl-G520+ i need acx100 or acx111?), but they are no compatible with my kernel. I try to read documentation in acx100's site, but a couldn't install them.

:-(
 
Old 08-03-2004, 05:59 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mes
Hi Corona, i take acx100 drivers ( for dwl-G520+ i need acx100 or acx111?), but they are no compatible with my kernel. I try to read documentation in acx100's site, but a couldn't install them.

:-(
For G520+ u ll need acx111 drivers.
Btw can u tell me frm where i can get those drivers for G520+ (acx111) ?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:01 AM   #13
Mes
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http://acx100.sourceforge.net/matrix.html

Here i found acx100, but i think there will be also acx111 drivers.

But i cannot find them, and also, a can't install any drive on FC2: i think the cause is kernel's version.

Try this site and post reply

http://acx100.sourceforge.net/matrix.html

M
 
  


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