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Old 05-09-2006, 03:29 AM   #1
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need help installing driver module Suse 10.0

Hi all

Me again, I still don't really know whats happening, I upgraded to Suse 10 from suse9.1 full install, because I couldn't install the drivers for my wireless usb network card, and guess what, I still can't, I get nearly the same errors too, could someone please take a look at this a let me know what you think, yet again any help with this would be greatly appreciated as I am still new to it all. Heres what I get when I try and run the 'make' command from the untared driver module directory :

linux:/home/chips # cd ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0
linux:/home/chips/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0 # make install
make both
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/chips/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
make clean
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/chips/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
rm -rf .tmp_versions .*.cmd *.ko *.mod.c *.mod.o *.o src/*.o src/.*.o.cmd menudbg apdbg
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/chips/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
make ZD1211REV_B=0
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/chips/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
src/zd1205.o src/zdasocsvc.o src/zdauthreq.o src/zdauthrsp.o src/zdmmrx.o src/zdshared.o src/zdhci.o src/zdglobal.o src/zdencrypt.o src/zdpmfilter.o src/zdpsmon.o src/zdsynch.o src/zdbuf.o src/zd1205_proc.o src/zdhw.o src/zddebug.o src/zdtkipseed.o src/zdmic.o src/zddebug2.o src/zdusb.o src/zd1211.o
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.13-15-default/build SUBDIRS=/home/chips/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0 modules
make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15-obj/i386/default'
make[3]: *** No rule to make target `modules'. Stop.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15-obj/i386/default'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/chips/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
make[1]: *** [both] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/chips/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
make: *** [all] Error 2
linux:/home/chips/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0 #

If anyone can shed any light on this for me it would be a great help.

Thanks all

Old 05-09-2006, 10:19 AM   #2
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I could be missreading something here, so take this advice with caution.

In the messages, I see at least one .ko (kernel module). In order to compile new kernel modules, you must have the kernel sources installed. By default, SuSE does not intall the kernel sources; you have to do that: Control Center -> YaST2 -> Software -> Instal and Remove, then select Package Groups from the dropdown dialogue. Scroll down to ZZZall and click on that to get the full list of packages. Look for kernel sources rpm and select that to install.

Then try to compile your driver again. If it's successful, you can then go back into YaST and remove the kernel sources if you're short of hard disk space.
Old 05-09-2006, 12:59 PM   #3
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hey bigrigdriver

You are correct , installed the source and the driver installed. Many thanks for your reply.



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