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Old 01-26-2004, 02:31 AM   #1
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linux and intel pro/wireless 2011b

Hi Linux Gurus,

I have linux and XP installed on my laptop(IBM). Now, I have wireless network setup at home. I am using INTEL pro/wireless 2011b Lan PC card to connect to the network. I installed the driver for XP and i can connect to internet just fine when i m working in XP.

I am wondering if there is any driver for linux for this PC card. I was trying to follow this suggestion from a url(which i can't post bcz. of restrictions imposed by this forum)

1) Install the driver
Download spectrum24-0.3.7.tar.gz from

You will need the linux kernel sources to compile the driver.
Compile and install the driver:

# tar xvfz spectrum24-0.3.7.tar.gz
# cd spectrum24-0.3.7
# cp Makefile.standalone Makefile
# make && make install

This should also place a configuration file in /etc/pcmcia telling the cardmanager to
load the new installed driver when the Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B card is inserted in
the PCMCIA port.

You can also add the following manually to your /etc/pcmcia/config file:

device "spectrum_cs"
class "network" module "hermes", "orinoco", "spectrum_cs"

card "Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B"
manfid 0x0089, 0x0001
bind "spectrum_cs"

Make sure you have only one entry with the "Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B" signature and
that it binds to the spectrum_cs driver. There might be some older entries from your
distribution with the wrong """""""""

Here I start again..................

But I had trouble following it. First, I don't know Which directory should i install this driver in. Then when I try to run the command

make & make install, I get the error, make : cc: command not found.

If somebody had any suggestion(s), I will be grateful.

Old 01-26-2004, 02:42 AM   #2
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do this as root:

which gcc

you should get back a path to gcc like /usr/bin/gcc
here is what mine looks like
decatur root # which gcc
decatur root #
also, make sure u run make install as root
if you do get gcc to show up in your path, try
editing the makefile, change cc to gcc
Old 01-26-2004, 01:56 PM   #3
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