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Old 09-17-2009, 10:26 AM   #1
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Mandriva rt2870

I got a wireless Linksys wireless card yesterday (WUSB54GC) and am trying to install the driver from my Mandriva install DVD. When I install, the following happens.
installing dms-rt2870- from media/cdrom/x86_64/media/contrib
[stuff happens]
Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/rt2870/ ->

DKMS: add Completed.

Error! Your kernel source for kernel cannot be found at /lib/modules/ or lib/modules/
You can use the --kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it's located.

Error! Could not locate rt2870sta.ko.gz for module rt2870 in the DKMS tree. You must run a dkms build for kernel (x86_64) first.
In the ..../build directory is a symlink "linux-" to /usr/src/linux- and ...../src is a symlink to the same place. So, it looks like it is there (to me).

Then if I try to build the kernel in dkms it says it is not in the tree, so I try to add it to the tree and dkms says that there is no dkms.conf file (which there isn't). How do I correct this as well?

Old 09-17-2009, 10:39 AM   #2
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... and if this belongs more under hardware, feel free to move it.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:19 PM   #4
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Too little too late?

I don't know if you ever found an answer, but it sounds to me like you don't have the kernel source installed. You need it to compile kernel modules.
Old 10-28-2009, 09:22 AM   #5
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I never did get a working solution for the wireless. My solution became running 20ft of cat-5 from the router and just connecting to the LAN.

Thanks for the reply, however, the kernel source is installed.


dkms, wusb54gc

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