I have a Core 2 Duo - Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11b/g card on
a Dell Latitude D820, running Fedora Core 6 184.108.40.206-32.fc6
and Windows XP.
To set up wifi in Linux, I am following the instructions on
So, I downloaded iwlwifi-1.0.0-1.tgz and mac80211-9.0.4.tgz.
First, I have to install the mac80211 subsystem package.
So, I follow the specific instruction on
All goes well (or so it seems) until I do
Sure enough, the dialogue opens, I navigate
Networking -> Wireless, but I can find no entry
"<M> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (dscape)" ,
i.e. no "dscape". So, I put an <M> on all IEEE entries
(what else is one to do?), exit, and try
#make modules modules_install, and this is all I get:
# make modules modules_install
make: *** No rule to make target `missing-syscalls'. Stop.
make: *** [prepare0] Error 2 .
I then tried to use ndiswrapper, and got the warning
"kernel is using 4K stacks (CONFIG_4KSTACKS)", so
I attempted changing this with make menuconfig, and got
exactly the same error message when trying to run make.
Not sure at all what is going on. Seems to me the immediate problem is recompiling the kernel, but I've never tampered with
the kernel before. Problem is, I don't really have an option!
And so I'm stuck. Any help appreciated!