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Old 04-18-2004, 05:04 PM   #1
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Wireless Drivers


I'm trying to install the wireless drivers from for my intel pro wireless card. I've downloaded it, untarred it and ran "make". I get the following:

[root@localhost ipw2100-0.41]# make

The build failed to find the Host AP files in:


Prior to building IPW2100 you need to download and install the
hostap-driver-0.1.3 package available from

Once you have it installed on your system, you can invoke the build via:

% make [KSRC=/patch/to/kernel] HOSTAP=/patch/to/hostap-driver-0.1.3

make: *** [hostap_check] Error 1
[root@localhost ipw2100-0.41]#

so i got the hostap-driver-0.1.3 thing and installed it to /root/tempdownload/ipw2100-0.41/hostap-driver-0.1.3 and i can explore to the modules folder.

i ran again, but i don't understand the % make [KSRC=/patch/to/kernel] HOSTAP=/patch/to/hostap-driver-0.1.3 part... what is the /patch/to/kernel part? where is my kernel located. And I'm assuming the /patch/to/hostap-driver-0.1.3 is going to be /root/tempdownload/ipw2100-0.41/hostap-driver-0.1.3?


Last edited by DB03; 04-18-2004 at 09:47 PM.
Old 04-18-2004, 06:50 PM   #2
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basically i'm asking, where is my kernel located and how do i update it
Old 04-18-2004, 07:14 PM   #3
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actually i just found out that i didn't install the kernal source... so i figured i'd use the rpm manager... i tried to add the source but every single time it gives a non-specific error that it failed... can i somehow download it instead of using the cd? or is there a patch or something?


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