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Old 08-17-2005, 07:03 PM   #1
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Problem Installing Rt2500 Wireless Network

I've been searching for the last 3 days through the forums and can't find any help. I already read the article "Install rt2500 WLAN driver in Fedora"
and even tried soundforge but keep getting the same response.

i type "lspci" into the terminal window and is not a valaid command. (As you guessed im a newbie)

i downloaded the rt2500 driver from serialmonkey, but i can't find anything about the header.
i really don't understand the header part.

the configure command doesnt work
the make command says cannot find the source files in /lib/module/build
please specify with the KSRC=path
i cannot find the correct path

I am installing a Linksys WMP54G wireless network card on Fedora Core 4.

Any help is greatly appreciated. thanx
Old 08-17-2005, 07:44 PM   #2
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Here are the instructions for getting that card to work with redhat, should be same idea though. I would also try google and see what comes up.
Old 08-19-2005, 07:10 PM   #3
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the configure command doesn't work
the make command says cannot find the source files in /lib/module/build
please specify with the KSRC=path
i cannot find the correct path
Ok first, you will need the Kernel source of your current kernel (or at least the Kernel header) to get this compiled .
Usually "/lib/modules/<Kernel-Version>/build" is a link to your kernel, for example i use the kernel version
my "/lib/modules/" points to "/usr/src/linux-".

I think it will be better when you use the driver source from
Here are some link's which will help you. (Linux rt2500 HOWTO) (HOWTO's for different distros)

The whole magic is the link to the Kernel source, if this is fulfilled the compilation, installation is equal
# make 
# make install
if you are Debian( testing ) user you can do a

# apt-get install rt2500-base rt2500-source kernel-headers-<your-kernel-version> module-assistant
# module-assistant prepare               
# module-assistant get rt2500
# module-assistant build rt2500
# dpkg -i /usr/src/rt2500-<your-kernel-version>_i386.deb
I hope this can help you a bit.


Last edited by tat; 08-19-2005 at 07:12 PM.
Old 09-04-2005, 11:05 AM   #4
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thankx for help

thanx for your help i finally figured out i had to install the kernel devel package.

dunno how it wasn't installed already


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