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i am trying to get my computer to recognize my DWL-122 in mandrake 9.2. I have downloaded the driver from www.linux-wlan.com and have successfully unpacked it and all. At a point in the './Configure' command it asks for the path to the kernel source (with the default bein [usr/src/linux]).
being the newbie that i am i go ahead and accept the default.
It comes back with a message saying 'usr/src/linux is incomplete or missing'. upon inspection of the /usr/src/ directory i see that there is nothing in it. OK so there is my problem. I am assuming that /usr/src/linux is the location of the kernel source. I believe that when i installed MDK 9.2 the kernel source was not installed.
Where do i get it from -- ie what disk is it on and what is the path of it
What are the commands that i need to get it from the cd to the /usr/src/linux directory.
Easy load up package installer and type kernel. Match the kernel version when you type "cat /proc/version" at bash or console screen. Next you need to install gcc compiler. Also match the same version compiler that mandrake compiled the kernel with. Usually its gcc version 3.2.
Sure, just download the source for your version, which the command "uname -r" will tell you. I believe the original 9.2 kernel was 2.4.22-10mdk. The newer kernels fix bugs and security vulnerabilities, however, and there are also customized versions for specific purposes. I'm using 2.4.22-26mm, for example, which is the preemptive multimedia version.
yeah thankyou im not that lazy i did check thank you very much. No need to get crazy on me im sorry that i have only been on a linux machine for about a week, so there! now you can go back to your little world where you are the ruler and condem everybody that asks a simple question, Electro!
well as you can see it is clearly not me and as 'crito' already said he doesnt think that mandrake included the source on the download edition -- of which i have. and number two i see that you are using mandrake 9.0 as i am using mandrake 9.2, do you think there might just be a difference?
i downloaded this file:
from a website and went to install it on my linux machine but the software installer came back and said that these files have already been installed.
As to whether 9.2 included the kernel source, all I can say for sure is sources are on CDs #4 and #5 of the powerpack edition I purchased. I've heard others complain about the download edition not including those CDs however, and I took their word for it. It was discussed on one of the other Linux boards LQ competes with so I won't link to the thread, but you can find it easily with google.