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Old 06-19-2010, 07:40 AM   #1
albertwahlang
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Angry what does 'build up the drivers from the source code' mean?


what does 'build up the drivers from the source code' mean?

I have downloaded the driver of Rtl8187 for the wireless usb card to install in my Redhat Linux Enterprise 5 ,kernel 2.6.On the read me, it said to Build up the drivers from the source code'.What does that mean.

Help, am new to linux.
 
Old 06-19-2010, 07:50 AM   #2
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If the driver is not compiled, then you have to compile it. From a command line, change into the directory where you extracted the driver files. Then issue the following commands (one at a time):

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./configure
make
make install
Optionally you can run make clean afterwards, which cleans out the temporary files created when you configure and make.

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Old 06-19-2010, 07:56 AM   #3
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And if you have the driver with an extension of tar, then you need to do

Code:
tar -xf xyz.tar.bz2
It will give you a new directory named xyz, where you can do what smoker said !

Replace xyz with the driver name

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:05 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.
 
Old 06-19-2010, 08:09 AM   #5
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