Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-19-2005, 01:15 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 49

Rep: Reputation: 15
enabling wireless extensions?

i have slack with kernel 2.6.11.
I downloaded the madwifi driver( atheros laptop)

when I do "$make" it says :
error...requirements failed
enable wireless extensions.

How do I do that?which command?
Old 03-19-2005, 06:42 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Ottawa, ON
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 662

Rep: Reputation: 30
That's a kernel recompile, I'm afraid.

Under Device Drivers > Networking Support > Wireless LAN Drivers (non ham-radio). For the Atheros chipset, you just need to enable the top option there (Wireless LAN Drivers and Wireless Extensions), as the MadWiFi drivers handle everything else.

Also, you should make sure you've got wireless tools installed. I know that they aren't installed by default on some versions of Slack, unless you did a "complete install". They're in the N package, if you need 'em.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wireless extensions scotoma Linux - Newbie 1 01-04-2005 03:54 PM
wireless extensions scotoma Linux - Wireless Networking 0 01-04-2005 07:52 AM
No Wireless Extensions chrise Linux - Wireless Networking 2 08-08-2004 12:34 PM
wireless extensions legolas_t Linux - Wireless Networking 3 06-22-2004 03:38 AM
2.6.1 Kernel and Wireless Extensions mrsolo Linux - Wireless Networking 3 02-02-2004 02:41 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration