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Old 05-09-2004, 05:51 AM   #1
Dorron
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How to install wireless pcmcia card drivers on red hat 9


System: Acer Aspire 1605LC
OS: Red Hat Linux 9
Problem: How to install PCMCIA card drivers

Hi, I'm a total newbie with Linux and I'm trying to make my Wireless PCMCIA card work. I think I downloaded the correct drivers, but I don't know how to install them. I believe there's a difference between installing RPM and compressed files. Am I right? I have compressed files for the drivers. How should I proceed?

Thank you very much.

Best regards.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 11:20 AM   #2
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Hello,

The classical way to install packages from sources is the following:
-Extract the sources: tar xzf package.tar.gz (or tar xjf package.tar.bz2)
-then go in the directory created by package extraction: cd package
-Have a look at README or INSTALL file, it's always useful
-run configure script: ./configure (run ./configure --help to see available options)
-run make: make
-log as root and do: make install

Oliv'
 
Old 06-09-2011, 01:49 AM   #3
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Hello,

The classical way to install packages from sources is the following:
-Extract the sources: tar xzf package.tar.gz (or tar xjf package.tar.bz2)
-then go in the directory created by package extraction: cd package
-Have a look at README or INSTALL file, it's always useful
-run configure script: ./configure (run ./configure --help to see available options)
-run make: make
-log as root and do: make install

Oliv'

appreciable help & knowledge...

Last edited by dilbar; 06-09-2011 at 01:51 AM.
 
Old 06-09-2011, 01:51 AM   #4
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hy dears....
my laptop dell D620
OS Linux Red Hat 9 (kernel 2.4.20-8 default)
problem in installing drivers of wifi and sound.

thanks in advance for help.
 
Old 06-09-2011, 01:58 AM   #5
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hy dears....
my laptop dell D620
OS Linux Red Hat 9 (kernel 2.4.20-8 default)
problem in installing drivers of wifi and sound.

thanks in advance for help.
Hi dilbar.
Have you noticed how old this thread is? Red Hat 9 was ok back then. Now is very obsolete and I wouldn't recommend using it. It hasn't had any security updates for a long time. Additionally, its hardware support (wifi, audio) was much poorer back then.

Instead, try the latest Fedora or CentOS. Most probably everything will work out of the box.

If it doesn't, consider starting a new thread describing your problem.

good luck
 
Old 06-10-2011, 11:55 PM   #6
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thanks sycamorex

actually i want to install an OS having kernel 2.4, which is hardly required for my project.
so i searched out and found Linux Red Hat 9, can u tell me any other OS line fedora or cent OS having kernel 2.4

thanks...
 
Old 06-11-2011, 03:44 AM   #7
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Kernel 2.4?! That's really old. Are you sure you have to have 2.4? The current one is 2.6.x and 3.0 has recently been announced.
 
Old 06-12-2011, 02:33 AM   #8
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yes dear, i really need it, as i have to compare performance of aodv on kernel 2.4 and 2.6.
as kernel 2.6 is easily available but there is problem in finding the system having kernel 2.4.
i found linux red hat 9 but it is not compatible with my system, i am unable to install driver for this.

is there any other version having kernel 2.4
any version of fedora or other OS....???
thanks for attention..
 
Old 06-12-2011, 04:33 AM   #9
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as i have to compare performance of aodv on kernel 2.4 and 2.6.
??? a bit odd ? but your time .


RH9 ( and the 2.4 kernel) is SO OLD that on new hardware it might never install
if you need to compare the performance
install rh9 and rhel6 on a computer older than 2003

i have SL6.1( rhel6.1)installed on a computer from 2000 ( P4 1.9 ghz cpu, 1 gig ram )

Last edited by John VV; 06-12-2011 at 04:35 AM.
 
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:35 AM   #10
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thank u very much john VV
Quote:
i have SL6.1( rhel6.1)installed on a computer from 2000 ( P4 1.9 ghz cpu, 1 gig ram )
what is SL6.1?????
what about its kernel version?

Quote:
if you need to compare the performance
install rh9 and rhel6 on a computer older than 2003
i have installed RH9 on my laptop (Dell D620, 2.0 core 2 duo, 1 gb ram) but facing problem to install its drivers...
is there any version containing kernel 2.4?????????
guide please......
 
Old 06-13-2011, 02:37 PM   #11
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" i have installed RH9 on my laptop (Dell D620, 2.0 core 2 duo, 1 gb ram) but facing problem to install its drivers"
red hat 9 (RH9 ) is SO OLD that there is and NEVER WILL be that hardware support
if you must use the very DEAD rh9
then install it is hardware made BEFORE it went end of life
on a DESKTOP -( yes desktop and NOT a laptop)
from BEFORE 2003 !!!!
Quote:
but facing problem to install its drivers
?????
this is not MS windows !
"drivers" are built into the kernel and the old 2.4 kernel WILL NEVER GET SUPPORT for new hardware -- never .
 
Old 06-14-2011, 10:36 AM   #12
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thanks John VV
ok i have an old system Plll having processor 933GHz, 256MB Ram
i will try to install LRH9 on it...
 
  


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