Originally Posted by mystikangel
I've been searching for the last 3 days through the forums and can't find any help.
i type "lspci" into the terminal window and is not a valaid command. (As you guessed im a newbie)
i downloaded the rt2500 driver from serialmonkey, but i can't find anything about the header.
i really don't understand the header part.
the configure command doesnt work
the make command says cannot find the source files in /lib/module/build
please specify with the KSRC=path
i cannot find the correct path
I am installing a Linksys WMP54G wireless network card on Fedora Core 4.
Any help is greatly appreciated. thanx
K, i had to learn this the hard way too... but i'll try to shortcut the learning curve a little for you.
I've got Fedora core 5.
if you have a connection to the internet, use yum to install packages.
what you need to do is
# yum -y install kernel-devel
thatī ll take care of the header part. It basically needs some nerdy information to compile the "driver" which is called a module (i think) in linux.
In fedora, for some stupid reason some commands are not in the proper directory and for lspci u have to type
its the same for iwconfig and iwlist. (although you may have to get them from the internet. its a program called wireless tools or something. somebody?)
Back to the header part. That's the source code of your kernel which for simplicity we'll say is sorta like the system32 folder in windows (SORTA! no flames!). You need to point the make file to that directory. Which in fedora on mine is /usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2122smp.i686 . Replace my kernel with whatever one yum puts in there for you. Just look around in that general area by doing cd and then ls till you find the right spot. Once you've found it, for the make command, type
$ make KSRC=/usr/src/kernels/yourkernelsource
Yum should have gotten the right kernel source to match your kernel for you.
and all should make smoothly. then do make install or make install-fedora if nothing works.
Linux can be a bitch. likely enough it won't make, and some obscure error will come up. but when linux works its good... lol... i'm only just hanging on myself...
If you don't have an internet connection on that pc... good luck...
you'll have to do it all without yum...
hope i've helped.