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Old 02-28-2015, 04:01 AM   #31
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Building only for 3.18.0-kali1-amd64
Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the
kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed.
Are you using a 32bit or 64bit setup? That message suggests that you have a 32bit setup and the required kernel module did not build as the kernel source is not installed.
 
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:03 AM   #32
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I have an idea .. Could I maybe try doing it the method with internet and then it would give me a bunch of errors saying it couldn't retrieve such and such file from www.blahbahblah.com and then I could copy each link and do it manually like that ? That way i'd know what the needed files are and where it goes searching for them.
 
Old 02-28-2015, 04:04 AM   #33
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Well i'm pretty sure my processor is 64-bit, and I believe I installed a 64-bit version of Linux. Is there a way to double check ?
 
Old 02-28-2015, 04:06 AM   #34
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The extension on most everything in the Boot folder is .c32
 
Old 02-28-2015, 04:09 AM   #35
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If you have successfully built the kernel module, then try 'modprobe -v wl'. If there are no errors, check with 'lsmod | grep wl'. If the driver shows, then the kernel module has been loaded and you have been successful!
Hopefully setting up a suitable configuration will get you on-line.
 
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:16 AM   #36
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Looks like a no go:

root@kali:~# modprobe -v wl
FATAL: Module wl not found.
root@kali:~# lsmod | grep wl
root@kali:~#
 
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Btw is this a typo?

Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
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man should be main ?
 
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Please post the output of 'uname -a'. This will show the details of the kernel you are running.
 
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Btw is this a typo?
No, it is not a typo. Try typing 'man man' (use q to quit) and then 'man modprobe'.
 
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:28 AM   #40
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Linux kali 3.18.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.18.3-1~kali4 (2015-01-22) x86_64 GNU/Linux
 
Old 02-28-2015, 04:31 AM   #41
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Oh cool !

---------- Post added 02-28-15 at 04:32 AM ----------

So I believe that kernel corresponds to the 64 bit amiri?
 
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Yes, that confirms you are running a 64bit kernel. Note the architecture of x86_64

What does 'dpkg -s linux-source | grep Status' show?
 
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:49 AM   #43
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root@kali:~# dpkg -s linux-source | grep Status
dpkg-query: package 'linux-source' is not installed and no information is available
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
 
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OK - That clarifies the error message in post #30. The wireless kernel module needs access to the kernel source to build successfully. You are going to have to download and install that package.

Now this is getting messier. I can find a linux-source-3.18_3.18.6-1+kali1_all.deb package for kali at http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/k.../main/l/linux/
but the kernel version is later than yours.
It may install and allow you to build the kernel module.
 
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:12 AM   #45
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Okay I am downloading it now. What is it exactly ?

I just use the dpkg -i command for it and then do the same for the other two correct ?

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