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Old 07-18-2006, 07:45 AM   #1
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install wi-fi card model proxim 8420-wd

hi all

please see if you can help me

i want to install wi-fi card model proxim 8420-wd on ibm x-20 laptop

i look in the internet and its just got worst

i down load from agere the packe of wl_lkm_722_abg.tar.gz

and when i unpaked the gz file

tar -zxvf wl_lkm_722_abg.tar.gz

i got stuck try to run ./install

or even ./build but gor error message about "make config"

there is no file as config when unpacking the gz file

i m kind of new user in the linux world i got to make this card working

if you can be specific about the step

1. what i need to download ( which files )
2. extract them to where
3. add the card

10xxxx alot


peace in the middle east
Old 07-19-2006, 04:54 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
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1. Download the package to your home directory, or some other convenient location.
2. Extract the files as you have done. THis should produce a new directory, within your home directory, in which the files are contained. An easy way to do this, is to right click on the tar.gz file and select "extract here" - if the option is available
3. Read the README.wlag49 file. It contains extensive instructions. In particular, system and kernel requirements. You need to read this before proceeding with an installation.


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