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john_walsh54 10-07-2003 07:49 AM

How do you apply these WIFI patches?
 
I am a newbie so please bear with me if I am asking stupid questions.
I need to apply these patches to the madwifi driver. I did some reading on the net about (kernel) patches. Could you please confirm my following assumptions about patches and then answer the subsequent questions:
1) I must download and extract the original source to /usr/src/ directory
2) Download the patch and apply it to the original src
3) Only then do you "make" the source
However, all the info I have read about patches says they have a tarball extension. The patches above have a .php extension.
a) What command (patch?) to I use to apply these extensions?
b) Does it make a difference if you are patching a kernel or a driver?
c) How do I direct the patches to the original madwifi directory?
I would appreciate it if you could give me the *exact* code.
Thanks


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