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Old 08-20-2004, 06:07 AM   #1
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Question Installing a driver

I want to setup my driver for my Wireless NIC, there's a cdrom with drivers for rh9.. in the readme it says:
1) Compatibility.

RedHat 7.1
RedHat 7.2
RedHat 7.3
RedHat 8.0
RedHat 9.0

2) Installation Procedure

- run 'make config' to set up module install directory.
(If the new kernel has a different version string, you need to
change the directory. The default answer is correct for most users.)

- run 'make install'
(This will do everything (install the driver and the necessary files ).
(make sure that you logged on as root).

- run '/sbin/insmod rt2400.o' (as root)
run '/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up'
run '/sbin/route add default gw YOUR_DEFAULT_GW dev ra0'
(where [YOUR_IP] like [], [YOUR_DEFAULT_GW] like [])

- run '/usr/local/bin/RaConfig' to start the Configuring Utility.
But when I do make config it says:
make *** no rule to make target `config'. Stop.
and the same with make install.

anyone know what I'm doing wrong??

(there ar 2 files on the cd:
Old 08-20-2004, 07:06 AM   #2
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(there ar 2 files on the cd:
Seems the directions should have told you to unpack the stuff first......

Copy those two files to your /home directory.
run the command: tar -xvzf *RT2400_LINUX.TGZ
Note: the file name is case sensative, so pay attention to what it really looks like.
That should have created a folder in your /home directory which has a name very much like the file name.
cd into that folder and run the commands which you listed at the start of your thread.
Old 08-21-2004, 07:01 AM   #3
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OK i have done that, ran make config and make install. without any error messages.


when I try to do
/sbin/insmod rt2400.o
it says:
[root@localhost root]# /sbin/insmod rt2400.o
insmod: rt2400.o: No such file or directory
and when I give a correct path to rt2400.o it says:
[root@localhost root]# /sbin/insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/net/rt2400.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/net/rt2400.o: unresolved symbol dev_base_R24f66f3d
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/net/rt2400.o: unresolved symbol __netdev_watchdog_up_R19eface2
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/net/rt2400.o: unresolved symbol skb_over_panic_R95644aaa
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/net/rt2400.o: unresolved symbol alloc_skb_R57542abc
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/net/rt2400.o: unresolved symbol eth_type_trans_R84df3c10
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/net/rt2400.o: unresolved symbol netif_rx_R8d84bcda
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/net/rt2400.o: unresolved symbol softnet_data_R67d71c0a

/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet ???.???.???.??? up
it says:
[root@localhost root]# /sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet ???.???.???.??? up
SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
ra0: unknown interface: No such device
ra0: unknown interface: No such device

/sbin/route add default gw ???.???.???.??? dev ra0
it says:
[root@localhost root]# /sbin/route add default gw ???.???.???.??? dev ra0
SIOCADDRT: No such device
And when I do /usr/local/bin/RaConfig it runs the program but i get the message Device not found.
See the total LOG here

did I do something wrong again?

???.???.???.??? = masked
Old 08-21-2004, 07:55 AM   #4
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well.... i think you must use : insmod rt2400 ( leave out the ' .o ') in the first step,
and check with ' lsmod ' if it's loaded .

( better use modprobe ??? )



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