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Old 03-07-2003, 11:25 AM   #1
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wireless tools package

How do I know if i have the wireless tools package installed? I have RedHat 8.0 with kernel 2.4.18.
Also, how do I know if my kernel is installed? Does it automatically install when I install packages? I dont know.
I'm trying to install a driver that I downloaded onto cd, and alot of url's tell you to make sure your kernel is compiled/configured, and to make sure the wireless tools package is installed. For example:
you have to make sure that you have the following packages (rpm's, deb's or from source) installed:
1) configured/compiled/installed Linux kernel.
2) wireless tools package.

How do i do this? Thanks.
Old 03-07-2003, 01:44 PM   #2
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If you booted your linux box the kernel is installed correctly. I think the kernel image is in /boot directory. For RedHat 8.0 the kernel source is in /usr/src/linux2.4.18 *something like that*.

As for your wireless tools... are you using a laptop? If so, Red Hat probably installed it when you installed your networking packages. I forgot the command to see a list of loaded modules. I think it's lsmod Or... run /sbin/iwfconfig . If that comes up with anything other than command-not-found the wireless tools are installed.

Sorry if that doesn't help much.

Good Luck
Old 03-07-2003, 02:18 PM   #3
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kernel is the core of the linux system its like the brain if you dont have it you have nothing sytem will not boot. secondly you can use rpm -qa command in the console and press enter it will list all the packages you have searchfor wireless tolls package
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iwconfig is part of the wireless tools package... if the command works, you've got it. The kernel part is "wireless extensions", which is default on every distro worth mentioning for the past 2 years or so.

What are you tring to do?




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