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Somebody please help me. I'm totally new to Linux and I just installed RedHat yesterday. I have this Wireless LAN Adapter that I want to install, but I don't know wtf I'm doing. I have all the files but I can't figure out how to do anything. I desperately cry out: PLEASE HELP ME!!!
Seriously, take baby steps with me here if you have to. I have AIM, ICQ, Yahoo IM and MSN Messenger of which all to reach me instantly. If somebody is willing to help me here, Let me know.
What are you trying to compile?? Usually the commands are "configure", "make" and "make install". Ususally you don't need the kernel but you do need either kernel headers or the complete kernel source to compile.
Actually, I believe I have figured out what paths I needed to type in in order to start the 'make config', but I think my install is missing the development components and, therefore, won't compile.
I kept getting errors, something like 'file missing' or 'file not found'. I'll try to be more indepth when I get a chance to work on it again. That unfortunately won't be until tomorrow night.
EDIT: Also, if anybody knows of a few different places to d/l RH9, that'd be great. I'm trying to d/l it through bit torrent and it says it would take me another 2-3 days to finish it. I have broadband, it shouldn't be that slow for all 3 discs. If anybody knows of some places that have higher bandwidth that I can d/l the isos from, please let me know.
I have a new problem. The last step of my installation requires me to insert the default gateway. I'm using both a Linksys router and WAP. I'm having trouble figuring out how to set the default gateway addy and getting it to connect to the WAP and log onto the network. Please help me some more.
Well here's the bit of instructions I'm at and what it's trying to tell me to do.
run '/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up'
run '/sbin/route add default gw YOUR_DEFAULT_GW dev ra0'
(where [YOUR_IP] like [192.168.1.1], [YOUR_DEFAULT_GW] like [192.168.1.254])
- run '/usr/local/bin/RaConfig' to start the Configuring Utility.
EDIT: I'm not getting the same error messages, but I'm getting no response out of mozilla when I try to connect to a website. I think I'm setting up the wrong GW. Please more help :/
4 packets transmitted, 0 received , +4 errors, 100% packet loss, time 3142ms, pipe 3
Yes, 192.168.1.1 is the device IP of my router. But I'm not just using a router, I'm using a WAP. My router is wired. I think part of my poblem is the IP address of the WAP, but I'm not sure.
EDI: I also tried the 'iwconfig', but I get an 'Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : .....'
:sigh: Well, unfortunately, I don't know exactly what I did to make it work, but it connects to the internet.
But unfortunately it's not so much that it's working as it's what I needed to do to make it work. I'm basically writing a report on how I'm turning this into a wireless media server. Well, thanks again for your helps.
EDIT: Ummm... no it did work, but now i doesn't again. where's the smilie of the guy putting a gun to his head in frustration?
EDIT II: Why do I have to add in all the IP stuff again? Why won't it save it? Any explanations? I'm sorry if I'm being such a bother with this, but it's getting to me.