Welcome to LQ!
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)
(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)
(that runs the configure script in the current directory)
(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
Once you are root (your prompt will change to indicate this) you need to do
Then exit from being root, before you break something:
Now you are your normal user again
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.