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Old 04-09-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
ThyRequiem
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How do I install MadWifi drivers?


So, to begin, I'm almost positive I must be retarded.

http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo

I found that site, and I made it all the way to "Open a shell terminal in the MadWifi source directory."

I know how to open a terminal, and I sought help in other places online.

I saw a lot of:

sudo apt-get

But everytime I type that, I get "command not found"

So.. Yeah. I'm pretty much at a loss and a little bit frustrated. Help? ><
 
Old 04-09-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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What linux distribution are you using? apt-get is specific to Debian and Debian-derived distros (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc).
 
Old 04-09-2008, 05:47 PM   #3
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Haha.. That would probably have something to do with it..

Fedora Core 8
 
Old 04-09-2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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I would try following this one instead.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 05:53 PM   #5
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Add the Livna repository to yum, the MadWifi drivers, along with a lot of other useful things that couldn't be included due to licensing are in there.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:10 PM   #6
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From what I can tell, this requires internet access, doesn't it?
 
Old 04-09-2008, 09:07 PM   #7
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You could download the RPM's on another computer then transfer them over and install them manually.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 03:03 PM   #8
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Alright. Several new things.

First,

Off the first link for Fedora, it says to use 'uname -r' to determine which kmdl to download.

I did and had "2.6.23.1-42.fc8" returned.

I then used the link the site provided to find this kmdl, but I couldn't find it under anywhere there.

Second,

Back to the MadWifi link, it says to use "yum install kmod-madwifi" but everytime I use that, I get back:

Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...-8&arch=x86_64 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-3 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again.

I have a feeling I'm making really dumb mistakes, honestly. ><;
 
  


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