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I'm relatively new to the linux world, and have a question that I'm sure is fairly simple:
I'm trying to install my Wi-Fi card on RH 9.0. I found instructions on-line for doing so from numerous other people who have followed the instructions successfully. Everything seems ready to work, but my /var/log/messages file is telling me that it can't find the driver file "pcmf502r3.o". Specifically, it says "/lib/modules/2.4.20-18.9/pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o" is not available. Well, that is no surprise, because the file is not in that directory. It is in its proper location, which is "/lib/modules/2.4.20-18.9/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o". I tried creating a directory where linux thinks it should be and putting the file there, but that causes the cardmgr service to freak out. I also tried creating that directory, and copying the entire contents of the true pcmcia directory downstream. That still causes cardmgr to freak out.
So, my question. How do I tell linux to stop looking for this file in the wrong location and start finding it in the right one?
I'm not sure if this will work or not, but try it anyways.
[root@somehost root]# insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-18.9/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o
and see if that helps any. it should load that module.