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Old 11-26-2003, 07:17 AM   #1
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.:.:. * A Few Simple Questions * .:.:.


Hi all, I seem to be having some trouble with particularly these two problems...

1.) Trying to install my TRENDnet TEW-221PC
(TRENDnet and ADMtek seem to have drivers for only RH 7 and 8 , I don't even think my PCMCIA package is working or how to start/restart it)

2.) How to boot to commandline - FOUND OUT HOW, THANKS!

This is all on a Dell Inspiron 2650 Laptop with RedHat 9/GNOME

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Old 11-26-2003, 07:59 AM   #2
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Hi,

About your second question:

In the file /etc/inittab change the line

id:5:initdefault:

to

id:3:initdefault:

This is called changing the runlevel. You can do it after booting as well with the telinit command.

For more info see

http://stalin.iodynamics.com/education/runlevel.html
http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/xbootup.html
http://jamesthornton.com/redhat/linu...down-sysv.html

Arvind
 
Old 11-26-2003, 08:59 AM   #3
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Originally posted by arvindn
Hi,

About your second question:

In the file /etc/inittab change the line

id:5:initdefault:

to

id:3:initdefault:

This is called changing the runlevel. You can do it after booting as well with the telinit command.

For more info see

http://stalin.iodynamics.com/education/runlevel.html
http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/xbootup.html
http://jamesthornton.com/redhat/linu...down-sysv.html

Arvind
yeh, I just found out how a little while before you posted, but THANK YOU for being a willingful poster!
 
Old 11-26-2003, 07:02 PM   #4
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nobody's worked with a TEW-221PC?
 
Old 11-27-2003, 03:03 PM   #5
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http://www.trendnet.com/asp/download...=184&B1=Search

http://www.driverforum.com/network4/1789.html

I found both of those by searching www.google.com with the search "TRENDnet TEW-221PC linux"

Hope they help. (the Trendnet link has the manufacturers driver, the driverforum has instructions - I'd read over the driverforum to see if it helps).
 
Old 11-27-2003, 03:52 PM   #6
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Is CARDBUS a package? If it is I can't find it anywhere, or is CARDBUS referring to the PCMCIA slot?

Also, last time I tried the "make" command on the untard dir, I ended up with a giant list of "Warning: error"s instead of some files
 
Old 11-27-2003, 03:54 PM   #7
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Also, no matter how hard I try I cannot find drivers for RH9, or any other distribution for that matter, only RedHat 7.x and 8.0
 
Old 11-27-2003, 04:00 PM   #8
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RH 8 drivers should work with 9 (9 is just 8 with bugfixes [duck]).

What were the warning errors? It may be that you are missing some programs needed by the installer.
 
Old 11-27-2003, 04:06 PM   #9
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do you have AIM? It would be alot easier if I could do a p2p conversation
 
Old 11-27-2003, 04:10 PM   #10
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But then you would rob the rest of the board members of the solution and the steps to that solution.

Talk me through what you have done so far and what errors have come up.
 
Old 11-27-2003, 04:14 PM   #11
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alright I un-gzip'd the tar, and un-tar'd for a new directory...now I'm stuck on what to do from there
 
Old 11-27-2003, 04:24 PM   #12
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It is worth while reading the readme in the new directory just to make sure it doesn't need you to install in a different way from the instructions below.

In fact, if it's not too long, could you copy, paste and post the relevant bits from the readme.

cd into the directory (in a terminal type 'cd /path/to/the/directory' minus the ' ' marks)
then type in './configure'
when it has finished, type in 'make'
when that has finished type in 'su'
type in the password for root
type in 'make install'
 
Old 11-27-2003, 04:42 PM   #13
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Code:
I. Installation Guide 

    

    Please follow the below to install your ADMtek ADM8211 wireless 

    Adapter linux driver,



    1. Power on, make sure you have the privilege of superuser, and login as 

       root.



    2. If you use CARDBUS, make sure your PCMCIA device work well. 

       You can try the command 'lsmod' to see the output. If the keyword 

       "pcmcia_core" had been found, it means that you had installed 

       pcmcia-cs (Normally, most laptops can be autodetected in the 

       installation step).



    3. Choose the proper version of installation file.

   

    4. Install your ADMtek ADM8211 Wireless Adapter Linux driver for different 

       OS version.

       a. If your OS is RedHat 7.3, please tar zxvf Install_RH73_100.tar.gz.

          If your OS is RedHat 8.0, please tar zxvf Install_RH80_100.tar.gz.

          The directory "Install" will be made. 

       b. Type command "cd Install" to enter directort "Install". 

       c. Type command "./install" to begin installing Linux driver.



       After upper command, ADMtek ADM8211 Linux driver will be installed. 

       And the utilities including wireless-tool and kwifimanager will be also 

       installed.The two utilities are popular tools that can help you configure       the Wireless Lan. 

       For further reading, please reference the Linux Wireless LAN Howto, 

       located at <http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/>.



    5. If you get the source code and you want to compile it by yourself.

       a. Install wireless-tool by yourself.

	  (We recommand wireless-tools-25)

       b. Make sure you have the kernel 2.4.x source code.

       c. You can modify the Makefile to fit your enviroment. We recommad

          you make a soft link linux-2.4 of kernel source in /usr/src/

          eg. If you had kenrel source linux-2.4.20 in /usr/src/

              type "ln -s linux-2.4.20 linux-2.4"

       d. Type "make"

       e. The file 8211.o is the ADM8211 linux driver

       f. "insmod 8211.o" to test your linux driver

         (If you encounter some error messages, please try "insmod -f 8211.o")

            



    6. Reboot your system and use the command "netconfig" to configure your 

       network.You may need start network using "/etc/rc.d/init.d/network start"       to take effect.

       You can use either iwconfig or kwifimanager(In KDE) to setup up your

       wireless lan.
I'm confused on what to do... I downloaded the source drivers and i un-gzip'd and un-tar'd it and I'm left with a bunch of files now...with one file named "makefile" that I tried sh Makefile to and it errored with:

Code:
Makefile: line 1: CC: command not found
Makefile: line 2: FLAG: command not found
Makefile: line 4: all:: command not found
Makefile: line 6: 8211.o: command not found
Makefile: line 1: LD: command not found
Makefile: line 7: -r: command not found
Makefile: line 9: adm8211.o:: command not found
Makefile: line 1: CC: command not found
Makefile: line 1: FLAG: command not found
Makefile: line 10: -c: command not found
Makefile: line 11: clean:: command not found
 
Old 11-27-2003, 04:55 PM   #14
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Quote:
2. If you use CARDBUS, make sure your PCMCIA device work well.

You can try the command 'lsmod' to see the output. If the keyword

"pcmcia_core" had been found, it means that you had installed

pcmcia-cs (Normally, most laptops can be autodetected in the

installation step).
If you type in lsmod, do you get the pcmcia-core returned?

Since you have the source code, you will need to the 'manual' install. First, did you install the kernel-source when you installed RH? If not, you can add them through the install manager (it's been a while since I used RH9), I think it's the RPM manager you need. There is an option in there to install the kernel source, when it prompts you put in the relevant cd. That is, of course, if you didn't already install it.

Then
Quote:
We recommend

you make a soft link linux-2.4 of kernel source in /usr/src/

eg. If you had kenrel source linux-2.4.20 in /usr/src/

type "ln -s linux-2.4.20 linux-2.4"
You will need to issue that command (without the quotes), then cd into the directory and type 'make', when it finsishes type in "insmod 8211.o" to check it's installed.

Then
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6. Reboot your system and use the command "netconfig" to configure your network.You may need start network using "/etc/rc.d/init.d/network start" to take effect.

You can use either iwconfig or kwifimanager(In KDE) to setup up your

wireless lan.
And then you should be done. If iwconfig or kwifimanager (if you use KDE) is not installed, go to RPM Find to download and install the package.

Note: I'm not sure where you are, but it's now 2254hrs and I have work in the morning (up at 0630hrs boo hoo) but I will be back on tomorrow night. Let me know how you get on.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 04:15 AM   #15
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I have the same issues....

I can get the driver loaded (using the 3com provided one) for my 3Com RS...somin PC-Card.

The light for the card comes on - but no link light.

I can't see the ESSID set in iwconfig unless the card is in ad-hoc mode.

I have an IP set, Key set and essid set (in ad-hoc) and can't see my AP.

I put my AP essid broadcast on, removed mac address filtering and wep and the card still can't connect and get a "link" light up.

What do I need to do?

I am using Fedora Core 1 with the latest kernel and the drivers compiled from source from the 3Com web page.

Cheers.

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