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Old 08-17-2005, 07:03 PM   #1
mystikangel
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Problem Installing Rt2500 Wireless Network


I've been searching for the last 3 days through the forums and can't find any help. I already read the article "Install rt2500 WLAN driver in Fedora"
and even tried soundforge but keep getting the same response.

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
MA
 
Old 08-17-2005, 07:44 PM   #2
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Here are the instructions for getting that card to work with redhat, should be same idea though. I would also try google and see what comes up.

http://www.alexandern.com/Linksys_WMP54G_on_Linux.html
 
Old 08-19-2005, 07:10 PM   #3
tat
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the configure command doesn't 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
Ok first, you will need the Kernel source of your current kernel (or at least the Kernel header) to get this compiled .
Usually "/lib/modules/<Kernel-Version>/build" is a link to your kernel, for example i use the kernel version 2.6.12.5
my "/lib/modules/2.6.12.5/build" points to "/usr/src/linux-2.6.12.5".

I think it will be better when you use the driver source from http://rt2400.sourceforge.net.
Here are some link's which will help you.

http://www.bb-zone.com/misc/rt2500 (Linux rt2500 HOWTO)

http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/HOWTOS (HOWTO's for different distros)

The whole magic is the link to the Kernel source, if this is fulfilled the compilation, installation is equal
Code:
# make 
# make install
if you are Debian( testing ) user you can do a

Code:
# apt-get install rt2500-base rt2500-source kernel-headers-<your-kernel-version> module-assistant
# module-assistant prepare               
# module-assistant get rt2500
# module-assistant build rt2500
# dpkg -i /usr/src/rt2500-<your-kernel-version>_i386.deb
I hope this can help you a bit.

tat

Last edited by tat; 08-19-2005 at 07:12 PM.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 11:05 AM   #4
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thankx for help

thanx for your help i finally figured out i had to install the kernel devel package.

dunno how it wasn't installed already
 
  


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