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Old 09-14-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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Angry What am I doing wrong?


Ok.. I'm trying to install my Linksys USB Wireless-G network adapter on my jobs computer using the ndiswrapper. I have followed more than one way to install it, but I don't seem to be able to do it right.

This is what I'm doing:

I downloaded the ndiswrapper-1.47 and unpacked it into the home folder. After that I opened a terminal and cd into it. As per the ndis instructions, I run make distclean and make. Here--I believe--is when I start having issues. All I see is the terminal doing its thing, and then error messages all over. After that says to run "make install" as root (is root the "sudo" command preceding whatever you wanna do?). Whatever I'm doing, I'm not doing it right.

What am I doing wrong?

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Old 09-14-2007, 12:58 PM   #2
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All I see is the terminal doing its thing, and then error messages all over.
We need to see those messages.
 
Old 09-14-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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Code..

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We need to see those messages.
I will get what I see even though is long!

Thank you!

kRem
 
Old 09-16-2007, 10:55 AM   #4
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While you are at it, tell us what distro and kernel is being used. I'm afraid it's the only way... though, usually, the first couple of actual ERROR lines are enough.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 12:23 AM   #5
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Here's the link to the picture with the error report (that's as soon as I run "make"). After that, I'm supposed to run "sudo make install," but obviously nothing happens! By the way, how could I use Synapsis (is that the name?) to install the package instead? Where do I have to "throw" to package into? What folder? Is itpossible to do it like that?

THANK YOU ALL!

kRem

LINK > http://www.mediamax.com/kremmily/Hos...screenshot.png
 
Old 09-17-2007, 12:42 AM   #6
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Can you post the topmost errors?
 
Old 09-17-2007, 02:44 AM   #7
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Talking Error messages...

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Can you post the topmost errors?
I will tomorrow as soon as I can. Now, what do you mean by topmost errors? The whole series of errors?

Thank you once again,

kRem
 
Old 09-17-2007, 03:03 AM   #8
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The ones at the top of the output..
 
Old 09-18-2007, 11:14 PM   #9
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Here are 4 pictures of the problem. Immediately after I type "make" this is what happens...

http://www.mediamax.com/kremmily/Hos...%20%281%29.png
http://www.mediamax.com/kremmily/Hos...%20%282%29.png
http://www.mediamax.com/kremmily/Hos...%20%283%29.png
http://www.mediamax.com/kremmily/Hosted/linuxprob.png

Let me know what I'm not doing right. I want my internet up and running so I can start enjoying of Ubuntu!

THANK YOU!

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Old 09-19-2007, 03:49 AM   #10
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We really need the top of the error/make output, but the first png there implies you haven't installed the dev tools ie C include ('*.h') files missing...

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Old 09-19-2007, 11:18 AM   #11
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I'm sorry...

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We really need the top of the error/make output, but the fitst png there implies you haven't installed the dev tools ie C include ('*.h') files missing...
That's the very beginning of everything. What topmost errors do you need my friend instead? I thought those were the topmost errors. I'm sorry I'm getting all confused here...

Now, what are the dev tools and how do I install them...

THANK YOU!

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Old 09-19-2007, 11:52 AM   #12
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qt3-dev-tools (3:3.3.6-3ubuntu3.3)

Would it be that package?

kRem
 
Old 09-19-2007, 09:32 PM   #13
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'make' implies needing to to a compile of the C source code. The errors imply you haven't installed the compiler tools (gcc & friends).
Somwhere there should be a menu tool eg Add/Remove Software, or Synaptic or something like that.
Look for compiler/dev tools and install those, then try again.
Any ubuntu LQers reading this should be able to be more specific.
 
Old 09-20-2007, 10:05 AM   #14
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how could I use Synapsis (is that the name?) to install the package instead
"synaptic" works if you have a debian based distro like debian, ubuntu, etc. If you told us which distro is on your work computer, I missed it.

To use synaptic, go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager

click "search" and enter "build-essentials".

You should also search for whatever libs the configure file says you are missing.

click the box, and it will show a dialog of other stuff that goes with it. click OK, then "apply". (The computer needs to be online.)

If this i not online, you can download the deb package for your distribution and install from that... i.e. for Ubuntu: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=263168

The best way to post error messages unambiguously is to copy the text over. If the work computer does not have internet access (you didn't specify) then you can pipe the errors to a text file, copy the file to removable media, move the media to whatever computer you are reading this from...

eg.

./configure > configure.log

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Old 09-20-2007, 11:38 AM   #15
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'make' implies needing to to a compile of the C source code. The errors imply you haven't installed the compiler tools (gcc & friends).
Somwhere there should be a menu tool eg Add/Remove Software, or Synaptic or something like that.
Look for compiler/dev tools and install those, then try again.
Any ubuntu LQers reading this should be able to be more specific.
Hello my friend!

Listen, it seems you didn't read that I'm trying to install the ndiswrapper so I can get the internet going. I don't think I have any problem with synaptic; the problem is that I won't be able to download a package! Now, do you think I should look for gcc and/or friend and install them or just one?

Thank you!
 
  


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