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I'm trying to install a driver for a broadcom internal wifi card on a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop. I'm running Red Hat 9. I have the rpm file for the ...
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- 04-11-2004 #1
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- Feb 2004
Installing a driver for an internal wifi device
I'm trying to install a driver for a broadcom internal wifi card on a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop. I'm running Red Hat 9. I have the rpm file for the driver (which I downloaded from the Broadcom site) in a directory called 'linux' within the root directory. I type:
rpm -ivh bcm4400-3.0.7-1.src.rpm
And the response I get is:
error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/redhat/SOURCES
Why do I get this message? What can I do about it? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Also, I have the tar file in the same directory. When I type:
tar xvzf bcm4400-3.0.7-1.tar.gz
then change to the src directory and type:
Makefile:18:*** Linux Kernel source tree not found. stop.
Again, any info on what this means or what I can do about it would be appreciated. Thanks.
- 04-12-2004 #2
The error that you are getting with the tarball means that you don't have the Linux kernel source on your system. You'll need to install a "source tree" (the directories, files and sub-directories that contain the source code for the kernel). You can download a kernel tarball to install at kernel.org or an RPM from your favorite RPM source."Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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- 04-12-2004 #3
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- Mar 2003
I also have a laptop with a wirless broadcom g chipset. The only way I could find at that time to get it running, about 9 month ago or so, was to purchase a wrapper app for the windex driver.
I don't like buying just a software driver or wrapper. If I have to pay, I'd much rather locate a used (ebay type of thing) but well known/support wifi card in the linux community.Dan
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