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Old 09-03-2003, 08:28 AM   #1
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D-Link DWL-650 and Red Hat 9

Hi there,

I just installed Red Hat 9 on my Sony 505-FX (my first ever install), and now I am trying to get my Dlink card (the old Prism version) to run under it.

I went to to download the latest drivers. I think I'm going in the right direction, but I have a few questions.

The file I downloaded was linux-wlan-0.3.4.tar.gz. Is that the right file?

I am editing the file. In the LINUX_SRC entry, I am supposed to enter the directory containing the Linux kernel source code. The default is /usr/src/linux. How do I get the Kernel source to put in this directory? Is this part of the CD install that I need to find?

Also, there is an entry in the file called PCMCIA_SRC. I could not find any PCMCIA source files in the original file that I downloaded. Does anybody know where I can get that?

I think once I get those questions asked, I can move forward to getting the driver installed. I have no other network options other than wireless, so I really can't get much going until I solve this problem. Thanks a lot for your help!


Old 09-03-2003, 08:40 AM   #2
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I think the stock redhat 9 kernel is 2.4.20-8 (the upgraded version is 2.4.20-18.9). Go to a redhat mirror site (or from your redhat installer CD) install the kernel-2.4.20-8.rpm (kernel source) - this will install your kernel source in /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8. Then do "ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8 /usr/src/linux".

Download the PCMCIA source from any redhat 9 mirror site's SRPM folder.



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