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Old 06-23-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
smiffy848
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Smile Intel 3945ABG Wireless card


Hi ,

am trying to get the above running in Opensuse 10.2 .Ifconfig only shows my LAN adapter.I can see the device in YAST2 .

I need some help with the following syntax (what arguments do I need for "make" ?) :

% tar xzvf ieee80211-1.2.17.tgz
% cd ieee80211-1.1.14
% make
# make install <--- You may need to be root
% cd ..

At first "make" worked - I was asked to remove "old files", which I did , now "make" just "complains"

Any help would be appreciated ,

thank you ,

smiffy848
 
Old 06-23-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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now "make" just "complains"
If you told us what it was complaining about, maybe we could help.

BUT, when installing from source the steps usually go like this:

tar xzvf ieee80211-1.2.17.tgz (that untars (a bit like unziping) the files you need)

cd ieee80211-1.1.14 (That changes into the newly created untarred directory)

At this point you should do a ls to see if there is a README file. If there is one read it!

Then (and this is something you did not do)
./configure (that runs the configure script in the current directory)

Then
make (That usually compiles your program, and gives errors if it finds them)

Then you need to become root to finish the install, how you do this depends on your distro (Please tell us, oops -it's OpenSuse (which I know little about) better, put it in your details as mine appear to the left of this post), it's either sudo -i (and give your password) or su - (and give root's password)

Once you are root (your prompt will change to indicate this) you need to do
make install

Then exit from being root, before you break something:
exit

Now you are your normal user again

Edit: I am wondering why you want to compile the ieee80211 module from source. It is already in my 2.6.15 kernel.
have you tried modprobe ieee80211 ? Note: you will probably need to be root to be allowed to do this.

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