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Old 06-05-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
Heru-kun
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Unhappy make command does not work in debian...weird


hi, i'm trying to install ndiswrapper to install the firmware for my broadcom card (i failed miserably to install b43) but when i use make command shows that the command does not exist. No idea why... help?
 
Old 06-05-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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if you are using apt, do you have make installed?

Quote:
sudo apt-get install make
 
Old 06-05-2009, 11:09 AM   #3
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Yes i do... i installed everything in order to get things working, but no luck...
 
Old 06-05-2009, 11:12 AM   #4
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sorry I can't help. I've been spoiled by apt-get. Good luck.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 11:38 AM   #5
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Yes i do... i installed everything in order to get things working, but no luck...
Sorry, but can you be a bit more specific? What did you do exactly and what was the response?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-05-2009, 12:10 PM   #6
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as i'm running as root, i installed everything in order to get the driver installed:

apt-get install -y make

after that i tried to make the ndiswrapper:

make uninstall

but shows:

bash:command not found
 
Old 06-05-2009, 12:14 PM   #7
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b43 isn't that difficult to install, I would suggest taking another look at it.
http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx

Quote:
NDISwrapper

* This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by the native drivers (eg. Broadcom USB devices, other than the BCM4320 USB).
Just search for ndiswrapper vulnerabilites.. yikes



to prep your system to compile


aptitude update
aptitude install build-essential module-assistant
m-a update
m-a prepare


you should now be ready to compile.

If you now wish to compile and install ndiswrapper..

m-a a-i ndiswrapper

now load your windows driver components.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 12:28 PM   #8
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b43 isn't that difficult to install, I would suggest taking another look at it.
http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx

Just search for ndiswrapper vulnerabilites.. yikes

to prep your system to compile

aptitude update
aptitude install build-essential module-assistant
m-a update
m-a prepare


you should now be ready to compile.

If you now wish to compile and install ndiswrapper..

m-a a-i ndiswrapper

now load your windows driver components.
I tried to install it using http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43 but the prob is that my card is a Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02), bcs of that i don't know wich one to use... installing the driver is not the same thing as the firmware, i found the firmware installation guide (above) but no driver guidance... any assistance?
 
Old 06-05-2009, 12:39 PM   #9
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apt-get install build-essential
 
Old 06-05-2009, 01:21 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Heru-kun View Post
I tried to install it using http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43 but the prob is that my card is a Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02), bcs of that i don't know wich one to use... installing the driver is not the same thing as the firmware, i found the firmware installation guide (above) but no driver guidance... any assistance?
That doesn't use the b43 driver, which is probably why you had no success..

Broadcom has Linux driver source available on their site for that card..
http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/4401.php

Do the first part of the commands I posted up through the m-a prepare, then compile the driver from broadcom using the directions in the file you download from them.


Quote:
Building Driver From TAR File
=============================

The following are general guidelines for installing the driver.

1. Create a directory and extract the files:
tar xvzf b44-<version>.tar.gz

2. Build the driver b44.o (or b44.ko) as a loadable module for the running kernel:

cd src
make


3. Test the driver by loading it:

insmod b44.o
or
insmod b44.ko (on 2.6.x kernels)
or
insmod b44

4. Install the driver:

make install
Hope that helps !!

Last edited by farslayer; 06-05-2009 at 01:22 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 03:41 PM   #11
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That doesn't use the b43 driver, which is probably why you had no success..

Broadcom has Linux driver source available on their site for that card..
http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/4401.php

Do the first part of the commands I posted up through the m-a prepare, then compile the driver from broadcom using the directions in the file you download from them.

Hope that helps !!
Thanks, i tried that and it worked, this is my first time with debian, i have just used ubuntu until now, so it pretty much did it by itself, so i'm really grateful.


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Old 06-05-2009, 04:33 PM   #12
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Ubuntu is based on Debian so obviously you will find them very similar. You will also discover Debian doesn't attempt to hold your hand as much.

Make use of the Debian forum here for Debian specific issues, theres some pretty sharp people around here that are always willing to offer a helpful post, or a poke in the ribs with a sharp stick if you really deserve it. (j/k) Seriously though if theres anything in particular you want to know about Debian or are looking for documentation on anything specific just give a yell in the Debian Distribution Forum and we'll be happy to point you in the right direction.

Happy connectivity !!
 
Old 06-06-2009, 10:07 AM   #13
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Thnx, i'll accept your offer, bcs i'm not in the dark as much as i thought, but still there's some stuff that gets me.

Greetings
 
  


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