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Hi, I've just switched over to Mandriva, my first go at Linux so I'm totally clueless. I'm using an Edimax EW-7318Ug USB adapter, using the RaLink 802.11g driver. The machine is an AMD Athlon XP.
When I first installed Mandriva One 2007 it seemed to recognised the USB thing and RaLink came up as an option to configure wireless networking, but it failed to pick up my wireless and the light on the USB stick never lit up. So I tried to install the drivers.
The rt73.ko driver on the CD is for the wrong module (I tried using this and just got an "invalid module" message; mine is 2.6.17-5mdvlegacy), so I downloaded the RT73_Linux_STA_Drv188.8.131.52.tar.gz file from the RaLink support site. However when I came to compile the drivers from this, the "cp Makefile.6 Makefile" command didn't seem to work - there was already a Makefile file there and I wasn't sure how to use the subsequent commands "$make all" and so on.
After this I got a bit stuck as there was no rt73.ko file or rt73.o, which I guess should have appeared with everything else when I used the tar command. Also, the dos2unix command didn't work. So I had nothing to copy into the drivers folder and as a result am still offline.
Any ideas how I can fix this? I was told that Linux is becoming more friendly to the average stupid computer user but not friendly enough for the likes of me!
PS - I am having to do all this in Mandriva's console as the pretty GUI (KDE) won't give me permission to make the changes that are needed.