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ok, i read a bunch of crap and try to install both wireless adaptor and video card drivers without success. so freaking gay, the 'make' command just wont work!
i am using suse 9 pro. so i extracted the folder, and went in there, and i c a file called makefile.
on tutorial, it says i go to his folder, and use make or make install
so in the folder, i right click, and one of the option was 'open terminal here'
so i did that and it was already in the folder /bin/folder
so i type in : make
so i type in : make install
each time i do that, it only says 'bash: command not found'
no matter what i do, that ALWAYS happens. what the hell is wrong? i followed the EXACT steps in the tutorial but its not working!
changing the directory IN the terminal is the same thing has going into the directory, and right click inside the directory, then selecting the 'run terminal here' option right? and i am pretty sure i am in the directory, and i did type in make
and i didnt click on any file
edit: but still there is error saying bash: command not found
i didnt not right click makefile, but forget about that
so i cd to the directory, and i just typed in make but nothing happens
i tried typing in ./config as well but it says command not found... i dunno why, i did this a couple of times, which means i couldn't have mistyped it...
iam trying to install the video driver for nvidia gforce
well, thx for telling me to check if make is installed! your right it isnt!
i googled, and i found this command to check if make is installed
rpm -q make
and it turns out it isnt installed!
so i proceeded with the following
./configure --prefix=$LFS/usr --disable-nls &&
make LDFLAGS=-static &&
but then it doesnt work cause something to do with configure
so i typed
and its not installed either!
wtf, whats wrong? how come nothing is installed?
how do i go about installing configure?
did you untar the tarball and cd into the extracted directory? make will fail if it doesn't find the file with the name of Makefile (or any of the other files that make recognizes). also some source tarballs may not have a configure script. that's provided by the distributer of the tarball. most of them do though have a configure script. have you tried using whatever update tool that's in yast for installing the make package and other development packages you may need?
Just to add to that, configure isn't a package like make. It is usually a script that is included with whatever source files you're trying to install. If you don't see anything named "configure" in the same directory with the makefile, then you don't need to run ./configure. The configure scripts are specific to the application you're installing and help find the proper variables and configurations for the make process.