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Old 10-20-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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Help me understand what this is saying.


I have just started using Fedora 4 (first time using Linux, trying to stop using winblows)
my wifi card is not detected by fedora but i found some info as per a Google search (noob here but very computer smart).. i downloaded the driver needed but with the how to i cant make out what it is asking me to do.. i have only used Linux for about a total of 8hrs so far

here is the how to: linux-militia.net/howtos/asus/asuswifi.html
(sorry you have to copy and past because i need 5 posts before i can post a link)

maybe rewrite it in noob lingo or previous winblows user lingo..

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on a side note... don't worry i will be snaggin some ebooks and noob guides once i get this figured out.. just need to get online with the mofo for now..
 
Old 10-20-2005, 11:05 PM   #2
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if you want to know what it does read all the source code you've just downloaded if you understand c++ of course, make command means compile (you can read it in text editor too) other commands you can examine yourself by typing man and command i.e. man cd, hope i helped you...
 
Old 10-20-2005, 11:07 PM   #3
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Ok basically download the driver to your machine, or in your case put it on there with a usb/floppy/cd.

Then press ctrl + alt + f1

login as user: 'root' with the root password

use the command 'cd' to change directory to were the driver is. Read up on this command if you dont know how to use it as well as the 'ls' command as it could also be helpful

untar the 'tar' file with the command 'tar -xzvf asus_wifi@home.tar.gz'

Now once you have gotten that far you should be able to figure the rest out your self.

Basically where it says '[root@sonic-linux Utility]# ./Configure'
you enter what ever is after the hash(#)

good luck
 
Old 10-20-2005, 11:30 PM   #4
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im getting errors when running "make" so its not installing properly
starting to hate fedora..
i did have suse installed before but it had some installed issues.. that caused me problems but i could use my wifi.. maybe i will just go back to that
 
Old 10-20-2005, 11:42 PM   #5
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Yea, linux lacks in the support area. I dont tell anyone to install it if they want everything to work just fine.
 
Old 10-20-2005, 11:45 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Distorted.Clarity
im getting errors when running "make" so its not installing properly
Maybe you should post the commands that you issue and the error messages. Will help solving the problem.
 
Old 10-20-2005, 11:49 PM   #7
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did you run make as root or super user? You will ALWAYS get errrors if run make that install something to system!
 
Old 10-20-2005, 11:54 PM   #8
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rt2400 .ko failed to build
make: *** [module] error 1
[root@localhost module]

thats my error message after running "make"
 
Old 12-13-2005, 09:14 AM   #9
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This might be totally off topic, but might be appreciated by the topic starter;

Ubuntu Linux has extensive Wireless support. My notebook was online the first time I booted (on the unsecured network from my neighboors though, not my own network..) so maybe you could try Ubuntu Linux.

Good luck with your problem!
 
Old 12-13-2005, 02:08 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Slith(++1)
Yea, linux lacks in the support area. I dont tell anyone to install it if they want everything to work just fine.
Hmmm--I find quite the opposite. Various websites, and Forums such as this are VERY useful---the advice available for free would cost more than my annual salary if I paid Microsoft for it.

Here's the paradox: Linux has a steeper learning curve and more sand-traps, but also arguable has MORE support available to deal with the issues.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 06:46 PM   #11
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Hmmm--I find quite the opposite. Various websites, and Forums such as this are VERY useful---the advice available for free would cost more than my annual salary if I paid Microsoft for it.

Here's the paradox: Linux has a steeper learning curve and more sand-traps, but also arguable has MORE support available to deal with the issues.
Yes, your right. But, I was refering to hardware support from venders.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 07:31 PM   #12
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Distorted clarity, you need to post more lines of output than that. The little snippet you posted tells us nothing. Post about a dozen or so lines before that.
 
  


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