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Old 12-31-2003, 04:48 PM   #16
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first thing's first: upgrade your kernel and install the source with mandrake's rpm utility; download these; they are the 2.4.21.0.26 kernel and source; reboot your computer once you downloaded and installed
installation in mandrake can either be done by double-clicking the files or by going into a terminal and doing rpm -Uvh packagename

ftp://ftp.rediris.es/mirror/mandrake...-1mdk.i586.rpm
ftp://ftp.rediris.es/mirror/mandrake...26mdk.i586.rpm

once you've done that and rebooted, try installing those drivers again


*edit: i just saw that you are downloading the "full source"
mandrake doesn't use those normal sources, download the things above

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Old 12-31-2003, 04:50 PM   #17
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Let's get a few things straight. Because you don't know what this bz2 format is yet, doesn't make it "weird". That makes you sound a bit dense.

This is a compressed archive file. Think of it as you would a Winblows .zip file, ok? So it's compressed and inside of it are several directories and many files. You will need to learn how to uncompress tarballs eventually, so now is as good of a time as any. I bet Mandrake's graphical file explorer (Nautilus, Konqueror) will untar it for you.

All the same, as root you would move this file to the /usr/src directory and do

tar jxvf linux-2.x.x.tar.bz2

That will take care of that.

But to get back to your comment about not getting a clear answer: you did get one. I told you to look for an existing module in /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless or wherever wireless modules are kept.

Then if you already have support for the card, insert the module. Let's first find out if you have a wireless module already.

Then if you do not, find the Mandrake rpm for prism2 and install it the Mandrake way.

Your question could probably be solved much quicker in the Distributions/Mandrake forum here at LQ because somebody there already KNOWS how to do this on Mandrake.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 05:01 PM   #18
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In Mandrake, you can install the kernel source by typing (as root)
urpmi kernel-source
or in the Package Installer.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 05:47 PM   #19
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[admin@192 wireless]$ dir
airo_cs.o.gz hermes.o.gz orinoco.o.gz orinoco_plx.o.gz
airo.o.gz orinoco_cs.o.gz orinoco_pci.o.gz

don't really see my card
 
Old 12-31-2003, 05:57 PM   #20
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good ol' package manager

okay, citrus, i take it you were doing a dir in the kernel source directory in the wireless folder...

your card and/or module may not be there, that is why you have the drivers you were originally trying to install

those drivers need the kernel source to compile; in other words, those drivers will build themselves to fit your kernel and those drivers will be modules

try building your driver again
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:25 PM   #21
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got my driver installed
but i go under hardware in my drakeconf and it says it still donsn't have a module

i did everything you guys all told me to do
maybe theres something else?
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:28 PM   #22
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Have you inserted the driver? What is the output of lsmod?
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:28 PM   #23
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tulip : Davicom|Ethernet 100/10 MBit DM9102 [NOT_DEFINED]
unknown : Broadcom Corporation|BCM4301 802.11b [NOT_DEFINED]

the second one is my wireless

installed the kernal installed the source
i installed the driver
i did what the driver read me told me to do
umm
what am i missing
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:35 PM   #24
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Use whatever tools that Mandrake provides for setting up a new network connection. Does the command "ifconfig -a" show the hardware?
 
Old 01-01-2004, 12:22 AM   #25
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only thing i don't see is modprobe... did you modprobe your module?

find out what your module is named and then do
modprobe modulename
in a terminal or konsole; it will load the driver and take care of dependencies; then either use ifconfig eth0 up or whatever tools mandrake gives (although i wouldn't recommend them if not absolutiely necessary)
 
Old 01-01-2004, 09:14 AM   #26
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This should get the card started:
Code:
Modprobe prism2_usb (or prism2_pci, etc.; it depends on your card)
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_autojoin ssid=*YOURSSID* authtype=opensystem
ifconfig wlan0 *your ip here*
route add default gw *your router's ip*
this is how I start my wireless card (prism2 based). Please note, if you're using WEP then
Code:
authtype=sharedkey
, and the wlan config files should have the keys.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 04:54 PM   #27
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[admin@192 admin]$ modprobe
bash: modprobe: command not found
[admin@192 admin]$
 
Old 01-01-2004, 05:03 PM   #28
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Guy/Gal,

su to root. You do realize that you need to be root, right?

Code:
which modprobe
type that FULL path in.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 07:13 PM   #29
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[root@192 wireless]# modprobe prism2_pci
/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.26mdk/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o.gz: init_module: Operation not permitted
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.26mdk/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o.gz failed
modprobe: insmod prism2_pci failed
[root@192 wireless]# wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable
wlanctl-ng: No such device
[root@192 wireless]#
 
Old 01-01-2004, 11:07 PM   #30
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so i have installed the drivers a hundred times
and everytime i modprobe prism2_pci it has the above error

what haven't i done
 
  


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