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Old 08-27-2005, 12:44 AM   #1
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How to install wireless driver..Help

I downloaded the driver from intel. i have the ipw2200_linux_1_0_0.tgz (intel wirelesss driver) n my desktop. i open a terminal and did tar xvzf ipw2200_linux_1_0_0.tgz and i get an error. can someone tell me how to really install this driver. step by step. i am running fedora C4 on a dell.
Old 08-27-2005, 12:52 AM   #2
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What is the error you get when you try and untar the driver? Also, did it come with a README file?
Old 08-27-2005, 01:01 AM   #3
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this is what i get.

[root@localhost intelwireless]# tar xvzf ipw2200_linux_1_0_0.tgz
tar: ipw2200_linux_1_0_0.tgz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
[root@localhost intelwireless]#
Old 08-27-2005, 10:42 AM   #4
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It looks very much like you're not in the right directory.
The error message indicates that you were root when you tried to untar the package, which probably placed you in the /root directory by default. Is the package in your home directory perhaps? Some directory named /home/yourfavoritename?
Although you must be root to properly build and install the driver, you don't have to be root to untar it.


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