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Old 08-29-2004, 07:08 PM   #1
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Red face Help with recompiling Kernel with Orinoco Patched Monitor Mode Drivers. Please Help

Im currently using SUSE PRO 9.1 and really want to get some wireless programs working.

I have an Orinoco wireless gold card and using the default Orinoco driver It works fine on my Network and I can get on the Internet, etc.

However, I need it to be patched to mointor mode as I dont think it is.

I went on Kismet's website, and downloaded the "orinoco-0.13e-rfmon-dragorn3.diff" driver update.

I found out I had to install the Kernel sources before I could do the update, so I used Yast2 to install them.

I checked my "usr/src/" directoy and I saw that a new folder with the kernel name had been created.

After following some instructions, I went to the "/usr/src/linux/2.6.4-52/drivers/net/wireless/" directory.

I opened a terminal and applied the following command:

"patch -p1 < /home/abaugh/orinoco-0.13e-rfmon-dragorn3.diff"

After doing this, I get the following message:

patching file hermes.c

Reversed (or previosuly applied) patch detected! Assume -R? [n]

I follow this through, using "-R" and "Y" to confirm, at this point im guessing by the way.

After that the kismet guide tells me I need to do a:

make modules
make modules_install

None of these commands work in the terminal.

Because it says something about a patch applied, I thought suse 9.1 pro might of already come with monitor mode patched drivers.

To test this I opened a terminal and typed, "iwpriv eth1"

I get an incorrect command. IWPREV doesnt even work.

Can anyone help, I wish Linux was abit easyer to get into as I really like the look of this system and just want to get some use out of it. Just so I have a reason to use it over Windows !

At this point I just want the patched drivers with Suse working, nothing more.

I tried to give as much info as possible so It would help.

Thank You

Last edited by bigbadbaugh; 08-29-2004 at 07:15 PM.
Old 08-30-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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Has anyone got any ideas or what ?

Any help would be greatly appericated.

Thank You
Old 08-30-2004, 06:46 PM   #3
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make modules
make modules_install

None of these commands work in the terminal

think you should use these commands after ''cd'' to /usr/src/linux.

and maybe , the source you downloaded is already patched

Old 08-30-2004, 07:48 PM   #4
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Im still not sure how to do this.

Does anyone know a good guide or can explain how to patch the Orinoco drivers on Suse 9.1 Pro ?

As simple as possible but really help.

Thank you


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