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Old 07-04-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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small command line problem...

I have a wireless card from atmel and im using a driver supported by main site. Here are the instructions.
If you do not wish to use the hotplug system, this package includes
a "push" firmware loader, atmel_fwl. You should arrange to run this
as root from a network-startup script or PCMCIA script _before_ the
interface is brought up. The command is simply

atmel_fwl <interface> /path/to/firmware

for instance

/sbin/atmel_fwl eth0 /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/atmel_at76c502.bin

In the console I typed .............Desktop/atmel_firmware..../atmel_fwl.extension
and I was returned with this message from the console.

use with atmel_fwl <interface> /path/to/firmware.................
Same exact instructions from the site but with a bit more information. I never used linux before and this is the first time for me using it. How do i execute the file and use it and can anyone give me the exact command? I do know the exact folder in which this file is located.

Old 07-04-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by serious7
In the console I typed .............Desktop/atmel_firmware..../atmel_fwl.extension
I think your first priority should be to learn the basics of Linux systems (files, commands, root, etc), then I think you will find the solution to your problem is not difficult. I can recommend the free e-book Rute
Since you haven't told us which distro you're using, what your interface is called, or the full path to the firmware, it is very difficult to provide a quick solution. So I also suggest reading the stickies at the top of this forum (Linux -Newbie) as they contain valuable information to help you get a quick answer.
I hope that helps, good luck with it!

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