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Old 07-09-2015, 05:59 PM   #1
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Question 4M Linux Wireless Driver rt5372 (Build) Question

> Is there a way in 4M Linux to install / build a driver for a wireless adapter that uses the rt5372 driver ??
> I installed an alternate mt7601Usta driver in another distribution (based on Ubuntu) by entering (after downloading the mt7601 files)
> the following commands into the terminal :

cd mt7601/src
sudo make
sudo make install
sudo mkdir -p /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/
sudo cp RT2870STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/
sudo modprobe mt7601Usta

> Can this be done in 4M Linux ??
> When I attempt it,the terminal gives an error message of "make command not found" .
> (Using 4mlinuX instead of sudo.) I have already copied the mt7601 folder into the >root folder.
> Maybe the actual rt5372 driver would work ?? If so,how would it be compiled in 4M Linux ??
Old 07-10-2015, 02:57 AM   #2
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I assume that you are running the latest stable 4MLinux (13.0).

1) Full set of development packages can be found on the 4MLinux installation CD. There's also the script there. Just run it in your terminal to install these packages.

2) You are going to compile a driver. Therefore you must have the Linux kernel sources (, which should be unpacked (or linked) to the /lib/modules/3.14.39-smp/build folder.

3) You do not need the sudo command in 4MLinux (for example: just run make instead of sudo make).

And finally my somewhat "brutal" (but honest) comment: if I were you, I would buy a cheap USB WiFi device supported by the Linux kernel out of the box. Otherwise you will have to compile the driver again and again (after each system update). Additionally, it may be a problem to compile an "old" driver code with a "new" compiler (incompatibility problems).

Good luck !

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