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Old 10-26-2007, 02:23 PM   #1
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missing /build in my kernel version dir so i can't install madwifi

I have a problem with the madwifi
I don't have the required directory (/build) in my kernel directory so I'm not able to use the command the make command, it does just return:

/bin/sh: line 0: cd: /lib/modules/2.6.22-2-amd64/build: the file or directory don't exist. *** /lib/modules/2.6.22-2-amd64/build is mising please set KERNELPATH. Stopping

I can't find any other kernelpath with a /build in it.

I'm running Debian 4.0 with Gnome the kernel is 2.6.22-2-amd64.

Can anyone help me with this problem?
Old 10-26-2007, 02:43 PM   #2
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aptitude update
aptitude keep-all
aptitude install build-essential module-assistant
m-a update
m-a prepare

That will download and install the essential build environment, all the proper headers, etc. for your running kernel. you should have no trouble compiling your driver module after that.

then try your make command again..

Alternately you could just continue with module-assistant to build and install your madwifi driver module.

m-a a-i madwifi

Which will grab the madwifi source, compile the module, and install it in it's proper place..

m-a = module-assistant
a-i = auto-install
just in case you wondered what those short commands stood for..

Last edited by farslayer; 10-26-2007 at 02:45 PM.
Old 10-26-2007, 05:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response!

My wireless card works fine now.


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