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Old 08-13-2004, 05:36 PM   #1
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Madwifi driver

hey guys,

I've compiled the madwifi driver, but I dont know how to load it.. I went into the madwifi directory and typed in "make" and it compiled.. do i need to do another step? or can I just load it now? and how do i load it?
Old 08-13-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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you should read the appropriate instructions, like a README or INSTALL file that possibly came with the sources. usually sources are installed like this:

make install

and the last step is made as root. altough the last step isn't always needed...what's being done in "make" is that the binaries are created.."make install" then installs the binaries into right directories and that sort of stuff..but you really should read the documents that came with the drivers, because they know what you need to do then - it depends on what type the driver is.
Old 08-13-2004, 05:41 PM   #3
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The readme file for the madwifi driver is poorly documented.. I always look there first.. will try, thank you


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