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Old 01-18-2005, 08:13 PM   #1
Larry O
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Unhappy make config mayhem


I've been able to download and untar a couple of programs designed to make my wireless card compatible. However, in running 'make config' I get an Error 1 message and a note that I don't have the proper "CC development tools."

I should mention the source directory both files are seeking: /usr/scr/linux doesn't exist. I have usr/scr/rpm.

I did a "md" command to make such a directory, but that still doesn't work.

I realize this must sound ridiculous, but do I have to write my own kernal? I'm in way over my head I suspect.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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I beleve it is looking to /usr/src/linux not scr.. (If I'm wrong disregard this...)

that dir is a link to the kernel source (in the same /usr/src dir)... it makes it easier, so you don't ave to point all your make files to /usr/src/2.6.8.1-12mdk for your kernel source, so you're going to want to get rid of the directory you made.

But, if so you need to install the kernel source, not write your own kernel.

You can do this one of two ways... Open up your terminal and type: urmpi kernel-source, but i think that installs the 2.4 kernel by default, I ran into problems with that

You can also use rpmdrak and search for "kernel-source" and install whatever kernel you are using (I beleive the default is 2.6.x)

That should fix it.

Oh, make sure you have GCC installed.

Basically, when you are trying to compile the drivers, it has to write it for your kernel, hence you must have the source code installed so it can do this!

Hopefully that has helped some!
 
Old 01-18-2005, 10:43 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I tried installing GCC from my distro disk but it said I was missing a needed file to accomplish that. Thanks for the help!
 
Old 01-18-2005, 10:45 PM   #4
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If it's a dependency you need, just google that dependency and you should be able to find it no problem.

Did you run the md5's on your cd's when you downloaded them?
 
  


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