LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-04-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
serious7
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
small command line problem...


I have a wireless card from atmel and im using a driver supported by main site. Here are the instructions.
-----------------------------------------------------------------
If you do not wish to use the hotplug system, this package includes
a "push" firmware loader, atmel_fwl. You should arrange to run this
as root from a network-startup script or PCMCIA script _before_ the
interface is brought up. The command is simply

atmel_fwl <interface> /path/to/firmware

for instance

/sbin/atmel_fwl eth0 /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/atmel_at76c502.bin
------------------------------------------------------------------

In the console I typed .............Desktop/atmel_firmware..../atmel_fwl.extension
and I was returned with this message from the console.

------------------------------------------------------------
use with atmel_fwl <interface> /path/to/firmware.................
------------------------------------------------------------
Same exact instructions from the site but with a bit more information. I never used linux before and this is the first time for me using it. How do i execute the file and use it and can anyone give me the exact command? I do know the exact folder in which this file is located.

Thanks!
 
Old 07-04-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
JunctaJuvant
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Wageningen, the Netherlands
Distribution: OS X & FreeBSD
Posts: 488

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by serious7
In the console I typed .............Desktop/atmel_firmware..../atmel_fwl.extension
I think your first priority should be to learn the basics of Linux systems (files, commands, root, etc), then I think you will find the solution to your problem is not difficult. I can recommend the free e-book Rute
Since you haven't told us which distro you're using, what your interface is called, or the full path to the firmware, it is very difficult to provide a quick solution. So I also suggest reading the stickies at the top of this forum (Linux -Newbie) as they contain valuable information to help you get a quick answer.
I hope that helps, good luck with it!

Last edited by JunctaJuvant; 07-04-2006 at 05:50 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
command line problem elfowl MEPIS 9 06-05-2005 01:18 AM
problem with network in command line naren Linux - Software 1 11-28-2004 07:12 PM
problem using ln with command line lex Linux - Newbie 4 06-03-2004 08:43 AM
Problem getting to command line... ChaosJunkee Mandriva 5 09-14-2003 06:26 PM
command line problem garth_s Linux - General 1 06-26-2003 03:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration