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Old 10-26-2004, 11:44 PM   #1
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Slackware and linux-wlan-ng wireless

To lead off, I apologize if I am in the wrong forum, but hopefully someone here can help me.

Several weeks ago I started on the endeavor of installing slackware Linux on an old IBM ThinkPad 380ED that I had sitting around. This is my second bout with Linux, the first one back in the late 90's where i installed mandrake as a dual boot on my main machine. I guess i never really go into it the, so I just stopped using it and eventually re-claimed the Linux partition for windows use. Anyway, I know laptops are not great fodder for newbie's but I kicked ahead anyway. So far I have most everything working. Slackware is up and running, as is X, and the PCMCIA slots as well.

More to the point, I just so happen to have an old Intel Anypoint II wireless PCMCIA card for this laptop, and decided I wanted to try and install it as well. Some quick research online reveled that the Anypoint wireless cards were not notoriously compatible with linux, but I did find references to them working under the linux-wlan-ng drivers ( www . linux-wlan . com ). So anyway, I downloaded the source, and started to try and compile and install it. After much trial and tribulation I managed to successfully get "make config" and "make all" to complete, however when I attempt to run "make install", it drops me out with the following errors:

Make[2]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1pre23/src/p80211'
mkdir -p /lib/modules/2.2.16/linux-wlan-ng/net
cp p80211.o     /lib/modules/2.2.16/linux-wlan-ng
cp: p80211.o: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [install] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1pre23/src/p80211'
make[1]: *** [install] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1pre23/src/'
make: ***[install] Error 2
It would SEEM the error is quite simple, this file, p80211.o simply is not being created, but I cannot figure out why, or what I can do about it. I tried re-compiling and re-installing the PCMCIA module, but I cannot seem to get it to work. Does anyone here have experience with Linux-wlan-ng or can give me some general compiling advice to get by this? Possibly some other drivers that will work with an Anypoint II wireless PCMCIA card?

For reference, this is Slackware 7.1 (donít ask), using the 2.2.16 kernel, pcmcia-cs-3.1.16, and linux-wlan-ng0.2.1pre23 (also tried with pre22 and pre21). I plan on at least updating the kernel soon, but I would like to get the wireless setup first (yes, I know ill have to re-compile it all, but thatís all part of the plan. Stumble around like a blind fool and mess things up, THEN update and start over clean and fresh). If no one here has any advice I will probably post this to the Linux-wlan-ng mailing list, but I donít know if this is a general or specific problem...

Old 10-27-2004, 10:49 AM   #2
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You probably have a better chance in the wireless networking forum. It's under the networking forum.
Old 10-27-2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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Will do, Thanks!
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