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Old 02-21-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
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Where to extract, install, and run a program


Hi

I just downloaded a driver to help me with my wireless connection from here http://snapshots.madwifi.org/madwifi-ng/.

I've placed and extracted (tar -zxvpf madwifi-ng-r1454-20060222.tar.gz) the application into /usr/src/madwifi.

It created another file of the same name but without the tar.gz at the end.

Why isn't Ifconfig showing the driver listed?

Do I now do an install with the new name created?

If I need to install (./make install...), any suggestions where?

Much thanks,

Tj

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Old 02-21-2006, 10:23 PM   #2
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Usually they extracting a .tar.gz like that creates a directory, in which you'll usually find a README or equiv file that tells you how to install.
Or see the orig website howto: http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo
 
Old 02-21-2006, 10:37 PM   #3
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You should try these steps :
tar -zxvf madwifi-ng-r1454-20060222.tar.gz -C /usr/src/
cd /usr/src/< dir contains name madwifi , which you extracted>
./configure --help (to see more information , I think it explains very clearly)
make && make install
 
Old 02-21-2006, 11:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I'm looking at the README file, both of them, and they seem to be saying to build the Linux Kernel in connection with getting the driver to work.

I'd rather not have to rebuild the kernel, confidence level is not that high with using Linux. Any other way to get this driver show up in my list of devices and activated?

Much thanks,
Tj
 
Old 02-22-2006, 12:44 AM   #5
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The page that chrism01 linked to says nothing about rebuilding the kernel. You do need the kernel source and headers installed though and then all you do is issue those make commands, followed by modprobe. The INSTALL file doesn't say you need to rebuild the kernel, either. Again, just install the kernel source and kernel headers packages for your distro and you should be ok.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 01:56 AM   #6
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THanks.

I recently installed Fedora Core 4. Is that what's being referred to as the kernel?

Tj
 
Old 02-22-2006, 04:07 AM   #7
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Fedora is a DISTRIBUTION, it's a compilation of a kernel and programs and other stuff.

kernel - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_...ter_science%29

Code:
uname -a
gives you your kernel version.

FC doesnt come with the kernel source, so you wil need to install that, Yum is the easiest way

setting up yum- http://www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware

(log in as root)

Code:
yum search kernel-dev
Try that, it'll search the yum repos for that string, if it doesn't find anything modify the search string some (at work on win2k so cant check mine sorry)

Then follow the README for your drivers as before
 
Old 03-10-2006, 08:09 PM   #8
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Hey all, thanks much for the help. I've been using Windows for a while now I'm anxious to get back to Linux.

I started following the directions at http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo and I'm at this point:

[root@localhost madwifi-ng]# make
/bin/sh: line 0: cd: /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/build: No such file or directory
Makefile.inc:104: *** KERNELPATH: does not exist. Stop.

Please break it down for me. How do I respond to this requirement.

Much thanks.

Tj
 
  


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