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What you have there is a source rpm. You do not really need to use that for your kernel.
Here is what you need...
To use a .src.rpm you have to build it with rpmbuild.The default folder where the build tales place is not writable to normal users by default. That's why you can't install any src.rpm file as a normal user.
The kernel-2.4.20-8.rpm will install the kernel, the kernel-source file will install the kernel source in /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8
If your building the kernel from the source you do not really need the kernel-2.4.20-8.rpm file, you are going to build a custom kernel anyway. However it won't hurt to test the default kernel for problems.
Last edited by DavidPhillips; 11-23-2003 at 12:41 AM.
Yeah, its kernel 2.4.20-8... Sorry. And , yeah im set up as root. Also, I can only find , at rpmfind.net is 2.4.20-8.i686.rpm and kernel-source-2.4.20-8.i386.rpm and similar ones, like those. Not , just 2.4.20-8.rpm and kernel-source-2.4.20-8.rpm. Am I looking in the wrong place? Sorry , just want to make sure, I'm doing it the right way, and not messing up my box. Thanks , for all the help.
Last edited by WMCrazyOne; 11-23-2003 at 08:14 AM.
Heres what I get when I try to insmod..........oot@localhost release]# /sbin/insmod -f rtl8180_24x.o
Warning: loading rtl8180_24x.o will taint the kernel: forced load
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
rtl8180_24x.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
Is this right? Says something like tainting a kernel. Did I do something wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh, I went back to RH9.0 . Updated kernel to 2.4.20-20.9 , Downloaded the Realtek drivers, the one for RH9. And followed all the processess up to here. Looks like I did something wrong. But , I don't know for sure.......
Sigh. I'm still banging my head on this in my spare time. Here's where I'm at:
0) System: laptop running RH9, kernel 2.4.20-20.9
1) Downloaded v1.4 of the driver, got it to compile
2) Can 'insmod rtl8180_24x.o' with no complaints
3) I try running provided 'wlanup' script and run into all sorts of trouble. A lot of this is
due to my complete ignorance of wireless terminology/lingo. If someone is patient enough to break this down for me, I'd be much obliged.
I'm trying to connect to an Apple Airport at work. I have some instructions for Mac users which are as follows:
Select AirPort from the Apple menu
Under Settings, click in the box labeled:
"Allow selection of closed networks"
Under AirPort Network, select "Other" from the pull-down list
Enter "XXX" as the Name and "YYY" as the Password
Close the AirPort utility
I suspect, though don't know for certain, that it is providing DHCP. I have no idea about this WEP business, one way or the other.
So. Do I want to run 'wlanup' with ap, infra or adhoc as an argument? For other fellow
lunkheads, could someone spell out what these refer to? More aggressive googling would no doubt yield the info, but it would be nice to have it documented here.
There are a mess of 'wlan_para' parameters that may or may not need to be set. It would also be fantastic if someone could spell out which always need to get set and which others are need in particular cases. It would also be great to get some advice on how the average user tracks down the necessary info.
Thanks to everyone for posting. At least it's good to know that I'm not suffering alone...
Some time back I posted about geting a message from iwpriv saying: "no private ioctls", well I've just solved the problem and wanted to share my findings. Maybe what I found is really obvious to everyone else, but since this is the first time I compile a driver, to me is something else.
I have LindowsOS 4.0 (Debian based) installed on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop with the Linksys WPC11v4 card, my kernel version is 2.4.20, so I downloaded the file for RH9.0, since it is the same kernel version. In the Realtek site said that this was for gcc 3.2 (or this is what I understood), so I compiled it with gcc 3.2 and here was the problem. After looking for the nth time through dmesg, I noticed that my kernel was compiled with gcc 2.95, so I thought that maybe I needed to build the driver with the same compiler as the one used to build the kernel. I built it again, now with gcc 2.95, ran the wlanup script and voila!, I am posting this through my wireless card.
1. You need to download from realtek the file that matches your kernel version:
---> gcc 2.96 / RH7.3 for kernel 2.4.18 or
---> gcc 3.2 / RH9.0 for kernel 2.4.20;
2. You need to build the driver using the same version of gcc that was used to build the kernel.
I want to thank everyone for all the help and for a great thread, this is one of the reasons Linux is so great.
Distribution: Red Hat Enterprise, SuSE Professional, Debian 3.0
Apple Airport issues?
I'm having a similar problem to argh, above. I cannot get my Netgear MA521 to connect to my Apple Airport (Dual ethernet/Snow model). I posted a seperate thread, but perhaps I should post here since it seems to get more traffic for issues with this chipset.
The main issue is that the join request for the SSID times out. I grepped for the error message in all the files included with the driver from realtek and only priv_part.o matches. I think my issue might be that I have that module loaded. Would that matter?
Or does anyone have any other idea what I might be missing?
Distribution: Red Hat 9.0
Kernel: 2.4.20-20.9 (precompiled from RH updates)
RealTek driver: r14
Knowledge level of user: I have extensive experience with Linux networking, but this is my first adventure into wireless .
I just joined this board to see if there is an easy way to get linux(redhat or mandrake) to recognize my desktop linksys 54g pci card. This wireless stuff drove me back to xp. As soon as there is an easy way to get my desktop to recognize my linksys 54g pci card I will reinstall linux. This is too much work and too litlle productivity. Very frustrating. This should be basic. Let me double click or run a program so that my wireless card is recognized. yikes!
Ok, heres what I get when I run----[root@localhost william]# /sbin/iwpriv wlan0 enable
wlan0 no private ioctls.
Does anyone one know what this means. Have been looking for info , on this and have been unsuccessful. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, William.