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Old 03-27-2004, 11:29 AM   #1
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installing driver for truemobile integreted wireless lan


I am very new to linux. just installed redhat 7.3 on a dell latitude d-800 with the dell truemobile 1300 integrated wireless lan.I downloaded the drivers from linuxant and burned them to cd.however from this point I am completly in the dark on how to install them.I need step by step instructions on how to do this. Can anyone help ???
 
Old 03-27-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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what type of file did you downlaod? tar.gz, rpm, etc.?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 11:49 AM   #3
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The file type is rpm
 
Old 03-27-2004, 11:52 AM   #4
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rpm -ivh filename.rpm

should install the drivers. did any other documentation come w/the file? were there any documentation/instructions on the website?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:04 PM   #5
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These are the only instructions I could find, after I do this I get a message to point my browser to 127.0.0.1:18020/ to complete installation. This is as far as I get.
1. install the rpm with "rpm -i driverloader-{version}.{arch}.rpm"

2. if necessary, run "dldrconfig" to complete the installation, enter license information, or to change your device's configuration.

If you need to rebuild the binary RPM from source, you can get the TAR package and run: "rpmbuild -tb driverloader-{version}.tar.gz" (if rpmbuild is not found, you might have to install the rpm-build package or if you have an older RPM version, try "rpm --rebuild ...")

install the rpm with "rpm -i driverloader-{version}.{arch}.rpm"

2. if necessary, run "dldrconfig" to complete the installation, enter license information, or to change your device's configuration.

If you need to rebuild the binary RPM from source, you can get the TAR package and run: "rpmbuild -tb driverloader-{version}.tar.gz" (if rpmbuild is not found, you might have to install the rpm-build package or if you have an older RPM version, try "rpm --rebuild ...")
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:13 PM   #6
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so you have run the rpm?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:18 PM   #7
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Yes, I get error "no such file or directory"
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:23 PM   #8
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Logged in as root, I tried the dldrconfig and got "linuxant driverloader for wireless lan devices, version 1.64
warning: existing driver modules found under /lib/modules/2.4.18-3/misc/
to complete the insallation point your browser to //127.0.0.1:18020
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:36 PM   #9
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i'm following along the instructions from the website. looks like it's working, what happens when you point the browser to the specified address?
 
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unable to run the command specified. The file or directory does not exist.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:56 PM   #11
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from your webrowser did you put this http://127.0.0.1:18020/ in the address bar and hit enter?
 
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yes," An error occured while loading -----, could not connect to host 127.0.0.1 (port 18020)
 
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i'm fresh out've ideas, from the website instructions, you may try from scratch, first uninstall, then try to reinstall. all of the instructions i'm looking at are here

http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/wlan/install.php

from the reading, some things to check, be certain you've downloaded the correct file, when running the rpm be sure to be in the same directory as the rpm, and to avoid a no such file error use the tab function type

rpm -i driv then hit tab it should finish the filename for you.
 
  


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