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Old 01-04-2004, 04:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy Microsoft MN-510 Usb Network Adapter Install With A Linux-wlan-ng.


Hello,

I am new to Linux and I trying to learn... Well I have a book to teach me the basics and it assumes I have the INTERNET working right after the install...

Which is not true....

I have a Wireless Network and the only adapter I have is the Micro$oft MN-510 (Yes I know Micro$oft but it what I have)...

Now I have found a few things about getting it working and I know it is possable... I know that I need to use the Linux-wlan-ng but I don't know which one...

And I have tried to re-compile the kernel because I was told I would need to so that (because I don't have the kernel source tree) but every time I do USB support fails... They said you could do it against a pre-compiled kernel with out the source it is just hard...

Any one know how to do it? Any one know which Linux-wlan-ng I need to download? Can any give me step by step instructions on how to do this?

Thanks!,
Andrew
 
Old 01-04-2004, 06:31 PM   #2
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Install the newest version of the linux-wlan-ng package (aka the one with the newest version number). Which is like linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre-16 or something like that.

It contains the driver for the pcmcia, pci, and usb wireless adapters if I am not mistaken. The documentation on www.linux-wlan.org should tell you everything else you need to know. As far as the kernel goes, you definitly will need a kernel with USB enabled. What distribution are you using? Many distributions these days have USB enabled in the kernel by default. If not I'll try and walk you through getting it working with a new kernel.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 07:05 PM   #3
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Hello,

This is Red Hat 9.0.. And yes the default kernel compile dose have USB support... But not a Source Tree (as far as I know)...

But when you compile the Linux-wlan-ng package it needs to have the kernel Source Tree... When I try to compile a kernel and use it so I have the source tree the USB all ways Fails...

There is a way to use a compiled kernel but in the INSTALL file it say to ask somewhere else on how to do it...

Thanks for the other info too!!!,

Andrew
 
Old 01-05-2004, 07:04 PM   #4
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Well here it got I got Linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre16....

To compile and install this it needs the source tree of the kernel... Well the kernel I am using that works (2.4.20-8) is a was pre-compiled (I think this happens in install. Am I right?) so I do not have the source tree...

So I went to kernel.org and download and kernel (2.4.22)...

But when I configer this everything goes fine and the compile goes fine, I installed it correctly by moving bzImage and System.map to /boot and renaming bzImage to vmlinz-2.4.22 and changing GRUB.conf to load this kernel....

But when I start the boot up everything dealing with USB FAILS!
I need the source tree to install a USB Network Adapter so this can not be happing!

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks,
Andrew
 
Old 01-05-2004, 07:18 PM   #5
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Here is what I would do after downloading the source and applying and pathces.
cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.22;
make clean && mrproper;
mv .config config.bak;
cp /boot/config-2.4.20-8 ./config;
make oldconfig;
make xconfig;
make only the changes that I need.
save and exit;
make dep && make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install && make install;
Go have a couple of beers.
I all goes well reboot and choose the new kernel from the boot loader.
If it boots up the way I want change the boot loader to boot default to new kernel.
Copy the config that I made to the /boot directory so its safe to use another day.
cp /usr/src/linux-2.4.22/.config /boot/config-2.4.22;

It takes me forever to get config set right without starting with a previous config. But that's just me.
Hope this helps.
Gerard
 
Old 01-05-2004, 08:57 PM   #6
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Crap! I did not think of that... But I went of the "Last Install" (on accident, I have to be more careful) so now the make oldconfig will make a bad config... I got the USB working but I still get errors on this:

USB Mouse
USB Keyboard
Something About Firewall Rules
Something About Cearling User Defined Rules and Chains
Something About Fulshing User Defined Rules and Chains

and I shutdown I get:
Something About Setting Mixer Settings mprobe...

Sorry for not getting it all it moves too fast....

Any ideas? Anything that can make a kernel working perfect by wants installed like the Red Hat Installer?

Thanks,
Andrew
 
  


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