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Old 03-01-2004, 10:35 PM   #1
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need help installing drivers

i had a card that wouldnt work so downlaoded new drivers for it. the problem is is that i dont know how to install it. it says i need to
make clean modules
make install
depmod -a

and when i go to the directory that this stuff is in and i type make clean modules i gets an error and stops. am i doing this wrong? and if i am could someone please help me and tell me what do to right? also i found some other drivers but it said i had to use cvs. whats cvs and how do i use it?

Old 03-02-2004, 12:17 AM   #2
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What card is it, what driver is it and what is the error? These things help ya know...
Old 03-02-2004, 10:57 PM   #3
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its a dwl-g520 wireless lan card. im gonna use a prism54 driver. i figured out the make install and all that other stuff now. the problem is is that is dont know what to do know. i made the driver but the mandrake control center doesnt see it yet. if you ccould tell me what to do from here that would be helpful.


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