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Old 03-28-2011, 07:29 AM   #1
sam810
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Smile problem in installing atheros L1 drivers for my network card on RedHat 5


hey everybody!! i am a total noob to linux.after recently installing linux i would like my desktop to have lan connectivity.i peeped into the system details to find

network card name:Atheros L1 Gigabit 10/100/1000baseT controller

i am using RHEL 5(32 bit) with kernel build "2.6.18-164.el5".i downloaded the driver from atheros site in format of tar.gz .After scaning through blogs i untarred the file "l1-linux-v1.2.40.3.tar.gz" and the files extracted from them i saved them into a folder"nicard".then after as said i navigated into the SRC folder in terminal and gave command 'make'.output is:

[root@localhost src]# make
make -c /lib/modules/2.6.18-164.el5/build SUBDIRS=/root/Desktop/nicard/srcmodules
make[1]: entering directory '/usr/src/kernel/2.6.18-164.el5-1686'
make[1]: *** no ruleto make target'card/src'. stop.
make[1]:leaving directory '/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-164.el5-i686'
make: *** [default] Error 2



please help me...any help would be greatly appreciated..thanks in advance

regards,
Sam
 
Old 03-28-2011, 08:04 AM   #2
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Unless there is a reason you need an RHEL 5, for example a proprietary application that won't run on a new version, you should upgrade to RHEL 6. It is running a much more recent kernel, 2.6.32 I believe, it should have the driver included for your Atheros NIC included and it will work out of the box.

Though, if you are an average desktop user, RHEL might not be very well suited for you in the first place, Fedora is more aimed towards desktop users because it is more current.

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:27 AM   #3
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Exactly i am supposed to deploy a proprietary application on my RHEL 5 at my job .so basically i need to stick with the ver.5 only..is there any other way i can get my NIC working?please help


P.s. thanks in advance

regards,
sam
 
Old 03-29-2011, 06:59 AM   #4
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It has been a while since I built a kernel module manually, but that error looks like you may be missing the kernel headers.
 
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