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Old 09-08-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
sabaka
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I am a newbie and need help with Linux-WLAN driver..


Hey all. I am really new to linux and RedHat 9. I have a Linksys WUSB 2.5 USB wlan adapter, it is supported by the driver (according to the readme) and I do not need to configure the kernal to make it work. Everything seems to be good except I can;t figure out how to compile the files and run the config to make the driver work.

I downloaded the linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre9.tar.gz and untared it. According to the readme I need to next "run 'make config' " to enter a program which will ask me questions and configure the driver.

However, I can't find the 'make config' file anywhere. What is it supposed to look like and how should I run it (double-click, use the Run Prompt).

I am really really new to all this linux and open source stuff. Can anyone please tell me how to run 'make config', how to run files in general (do I have to see them or find them, if I can't find the file I need to run what should I do), and anything else about Linux-wlan.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 09-08-2003, 03:52 PM   #2
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well i'm almost as new to linux as you are but i'll try to help you...

how did you untar it? i did it always by the command line. (tar -xvzf [filename])
then you have to change to the directory (cd [directory]) - however the directory is called.
& then you have to type "make config" in the command line. i don't think there's a file called "make config".

edit:
maybe you have to type "make" first & then "make config". i'm not sure...

Last edited by daniela; 09-08-2003 at 04:12 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 04:27 PM   #3
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yes you are right second postman
Don't search the make config application on the drivers files
The "make" is a program that compile into binaries
included with gcc package if i'm right
You need gcc installed and rather the version that has compiled your kernel revision to be safe

You need to type these lines in the console as root and of course in the directory of the extracted drivers files

make config

will check the configuration before the real build operations
You need now to have a look in the README or Makefile
with txt editor to see what command need "make" to finalise the compilation process
It must be there

Hope this helps...
 
Old 09-08-2003, 04:35 PM   #4
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these config etc... that are added to the make entry
are shell scripts to prefetch the sources or anything else i don't know exactly
i'm noob too
I'm on linux since 4 months

Hey you live in Zurich miss swiss?
Do you speak french or german?
We need further explanation


Bye
 
Old 09-08-2003, 05:12 PM   #5
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I am really really sorry for this stupid question but where exactly is the "command line". All I know of so far is the Run Promp (in the main "start-bar"-type thing). Where can I find the command prompt, non-X Windows linux. I have been searching but found nothing so far. Is it an app or a program I can open from inside X Windows (the desktop), or do I need to boot differently? Thanks for any info.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 06:17 PM   #6
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It's not stupid


On RedHat and other distro you normally find it on the KDE desktop
Look at the icons down near the main panel

It's something like Konsole or if in the start menu open system and then terminal applications Konsole is present there with others virtual terminal

If you are browsing your files with Konqueror go to the driver directory and then click on 6th menu from the left me it's in french


it is called Outils=Tools
and then open a terminal in the right place
Next change to super user mode via the menu in the console
insert your pwd
and type the good make blabla
 
Old 09-08-2003, 06:52 PM   #7
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Ok, I think I have figured out how to use the console. Many thanks to everyone for helping me.
 
  


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