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Old 11-13-2003, 03:26 PM   #1
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Driver Question

Hi everyone,

I'm relatively new to the linux world, and have a question that I'm sure is fairly simple:

I'm trying to install my Wi-Fi card on RH 9.0. I found instructions on-line for doing so from numerous other people who have followed the instructions successfully. Everything seems ready to work, but my /var/log/messages file is telling me that it can't find the driver file "pcmf502r3.o". Specifically, it says "/lib/modules/2.4.20-18.9/pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o" is not available. Well, that is no surprise, because the file is not in that directory. It is in its proper location, which is "/lib/modules/2.4.20-18.9/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o". I tried creating a directory where linux thinks it should be and putting the file there, but that causes the cardmgr service to freak out. I also tried creating that directory, and copying the entire contents of the true pcmcia directory downstream. That still causes cardmgr to freak out.

So, my question. How do I tell linux to stop looking for this file in the wrong location and start finding it in the right one?
Old 11-13-2003, 04:01 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if this will work or not, but try it anyways.
[root@somehost root]# insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-18.9/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmf502r3.o
and see if that helps any. it should load that module.
Old 11-13-2003, 04:22 PM   #3
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No luck

Just tried that command, but no better luck. I'm still getting the same error.


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