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Old 06-06-2006, 05:43 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm trying to install the wireless drivers for my laptop (Compaq Presario V2000), but I face an error when trying to install the ieee80211-1.1.13.tgz.

[root@localhost ~]# cd /mnt/windows/kei/download
[root@localhost download]# cd ieee80211-1.1.13
[root@localhost ieee80211-1.1.13]# make
Checking in /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 for ieee80211 components...
find: /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build/: No such file or directory
egrep: /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build//.config: No such file or directory
egrep: /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build//include/linux/autoconf.h: No such file or directory
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build M=/mnt/windows/kei/download/ieee80211-1.1.13 modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [modules] Error 2
[root@localhost ieee80211-1.1.13]#

Then,I find that the build directory(/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build) is "link broken", the target link (/usr/src/kernels/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5-i686) of it(build directory) doesn't have the kernels directory, how can solve this problem? Can anyone give me so clues?

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Old 06-06-2006, 08:48 AM   #2
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You should install your kernel source .rpm.
The post-install script should then take care of making the right symbolic links.
If it doesn't, and unless the scheme changed, it should go something like this if your kernel source is in directory "/usr/src/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5":
ln -s /usr/src/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 /usr/src/linux-2.6
ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6 /usr/src/linux
ln -s /usr/src/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/build

BTW, I wouldn't keep sourcecode to be compiled on VFAT/NTFS.
Though it prolly ain't gonna do no harm avoiding unnecessary complicashuns is a Good Thing.
Old 06-06-2006, 11:11 AM   #3
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One thing that I learned is if I had a partition with windows on it and I downloaded files that I wanted to install and they are on my windows partition, for some reason it doesn't work. Move the files from your windows partition over to you Linux partition and then try it.
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Thank you for giving me such useful information, my problem has solved as I use 'make menuconfig', it does work, thanks again.


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