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Old 10-09-2007, 03:49 AM   #1
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how do i 'enable CONFIG_CFG80211' and what does this mean


hey all

ive just done my first installation of linux and im trying to install the drivers for the wireless card. the instructions at intellinuxwireless.org tell me to "enable CONFIG_CFG80211 and rebuild your main kernel image".

i believe i type make all and make install in the terminal to rebuild the kernel image but how do i enable CONFIG_CFG80211 and what does this actually mean?

im running fedora core 7 and ive already installed the full kernel source.

thanks in advance for any help.

- Andrew
 
Old 10-09-2007, 09:11 AM   #2
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First of all you should read a kernel compile howto to see how it's done. There is one good thread here to help you.
Now about your question, you should run
Code:
make menuconfig
and select
Networking --->Wireless --->Improved wireless configuration API (press "m" for module, or "y" for built-in)
save and recompile your kernel.
 
  


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