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I have gentoo 2007.0 all setup but there is one huge issue... both my wire and wireless connection will not work because they are both broadcom. I thought it would ...
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    Really big internet issue... need ndiswrapper.. but how?


    I have gentoo 2007.0 all setup but there is one huge issue... both my wire and wireless connection will not work because they are both broadcom. I thought it would be easy just google a little put ndiswrapper on a usb and install it but that did not work so well. Here is what I have done so far.

    Everthing I did was logged in as root

    1)Downloaded ndiswrapper and put it on usb
    2)copy + paste it into my home folder
    3)extracted ndiswrapper using
    Code:
    tar -xzf ndiswrapper-1.53.tar.gz
    And now I'm stuck... I cd into ndiswrapper-1.53 and type make... this is what i get
    Code:
    make -C driver
    make[1]: Entering directory '/home/robby/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver'
    Makefile:34: *** Cannot find kernel version in /lib/modules/2.6.19-gentoo-r5/build, is it configured?. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/robby/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    I have my broadcom drivers on the usb also so if I could just get ndiswrapper setup that would be great.

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    How did you install the kernel? Did you already configure the kernel?
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    I did not configure the kernel... I don't know how either. I installed it through the 2007.0 live cd. Thanks for the help.

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    I don't really know how the automated installed works, can you post the list of file on /usr/src/linux?
    also
    uname -a
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    Well... I went to look for the list of files on /usr/src/linux but my /usr/src folder is there but empty?

    uname -a prints the following
    Code:
    Linux localhost 2.6.19-gentoo-r5 #1 SMP Wed Apr 4 05:44:43 UTC 2007 i686 Genuine
    Intel (R) CPU T2050 @ 1.60GHZ GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

    EDIT:
    Hey, would this be what I need to do for that folder I'm missing in /usr/src/linux?
    Gentoo Linux Documentation -- Configuring the Kernel

    If it is, how would I follow these steps with no internet connection?

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