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Old 12-13-2006, 06:50 PM   #1
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Problem installing Wireless NIC in FC6

Im trying to install the RT2500 driver for the Linksys WMP54G and I keep getting this error:

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6-i686'
CC [M] /root/rt2500-1.1.0-b4/Module/rtmp_main.o
In file included from /root/rt2500-1.1.0-b4/Module/rtmp_main.c:50:
/root/rt2500-1.1.0-b4/Module/rt_config.h:58:40: error: linux/config.h: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [/root/rt2500-1.1.0-b4/Module/rtmp_main.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/root/rt2500-1.1.0-b4/Module] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6-i686'
rt2500.ko failed to build!
make: *** [module] Error 1

Can someone please point me in the right direction?

Old 12-14-2006, 04:25 PM   #2
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Have you definitely got the kernel-source package installed?
Old 12-14-2006, 09:15 PM   #3
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Im pretty sure this is what I have in

arch include lib scripts
block init Makefile security
crypto ipc mm sound
drivers kabi_whitelist Module.symvers symsets-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6.tar.gz
fs kernel net usr

and I have done:

$yum install kernel-devel

just a side note, I did find a rpm of this module and it installed right but when I use modprobe it can't find it. The rpm put a file called rt61.ko in:


Does any of that help?

Thanks in advance.
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The solution is here.
Old 12-15-2006, 12:03 AM   #5
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Thank you

Hey thanks, that worked perfectly, Im glad there are still people out there willing to help newbies! If anyone else has problems with this, here's what I did.

1.) With FC6, I have a Linksys WMP54G wireless NIC.

2.) I went to:
-and downloaded the "Latest BETA rt2500 driver: v1.1.0-b4"

3.) Extracted the file.

4.) Went to the (WhereEverYouExtractedIt)/Module directory

5.) Edited the "rt_config.h":
#include <linux/config.h>
#include <linux/autoconf.h>

6.)Then in the (WhereEverYouExtractedIt)/Module directory
type: "make", then "make install-fedora"

7.) Then in KDE (I'm sure there's another way to get to this in Gnome)
I ran the Administration --> Network program, clicked "New" - "Wireless connection" - Select RaLink2500 and go from there.


linksys, ralink, rt2500, wmp54g

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