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Old 07-30-2004, 04:47 PM   #1
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kernel and wlan

Somebody please help it's been over a week atleast and I still dont have wlan on my laptop.. =\

lets see.. first off i downloaded linux wlan

i have a redhat enterprise kernel version 2.4.21-4.EL and the odd thing is.. when i installed the kernel sources.. it seems it didn't install a "configure" file.. and when i run "./Configure" for wlan and i type in "/usr/src/linux-2.4.21-4.EL" it says there's no config file and continues saying.. " copy /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-4.EL/configs to /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-4.EL/.config" i dont understand what im supposed to do.. somebody please help!!

thank you.
Old 07-30-2004, 05:44 PM   #2
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First thing's first... make sure you are in the directory where you downloaded your drivers... if there isn't one then try your luck at just running 'make'. If that doesn't work post the results here and maybe we can debug this further.
Old 07-30-2004, 08:39 PM   #3
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this is when i ./Configure
my wlan files are in my downloads directory.. and my kernel files are.. "/usr/src/linux-2.4.21-4.EL"

Linux source directory [/usr/src/linux-2.4.21-4.EL]:

The kernel source tree is version 2.4.21-4.EL.
WARNING: .config not present in kernel source tree. This will screw up modversions detection and build optimizations. Is this a RedHat kernel? Workarounds enabled.
For an optimized build, copy over the relevent file from /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-4.EL/configs/ to /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-4.EL/.config

The current kernel build date is Fri Oct 3 18:13:58 2003.
WARNING: the source tree has a build date of Fri Jul 30 13:22:39 2004. Did you forget to install your new kernel?!?

Alternate target install root directory on host []:

PCMCIA script directory [/etc/pcmcia]:

Module install directory [/lib/modules/2.4.21-4.EL]: It looks like you have a System V init file setup.
Prefix for build host compiler? (rarely needed) [y]:
Build for debugging (see doc/config.debug) (y/n) [n]:

Configuration successful.
Old 07-30-2004, 08:41 PM   #4
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this is what i get when i run "make all"

set -e; for d in src doc man etc; do make -C $d ;
done make[1]: Entering directory `/root/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1pre21/src' set -e; for d in mkmeta p80211 prism2 shared wlanctl wland nwepgen wlancfg; do make -C $d ; done make[2]: Entering directory `/root/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1pre21/src/mkmeta' ygcc -E -M -I../include -I/usr/src/linux-2.4.21-4.EL/include -D__LINUX_WLAN__ ../shared/p80211types.c ../shared/p80211metamsg.c ../shared/p80211metamib.c ../shared/p80211meta.c mkmetadef.c ../shared/p80211types.c ../shared/p80211metamsg.c ../shared/p80211metamib.c ../shared/p80211meta.c mkmetastruct.c > .depend /bin/sh: line 1: ygcc: command not found make[2]: *** [.depend] Error 127 make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1pre21/src/mkmeta' make[1]: ***
[all] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1pre21/src' make: ***
[all] Error 2

im sorry if it's all a lil distorted looking.. i have a laptop running windows xp and red hat and everytime i wannu go online i have to use windows xp and since i only have a cd burner i transfer files through cds.. instead of directly copying and pasteing from my terminal.

please help me.
thank you


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