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hi i started following these instructions, http://www.joot.com/dave/writings/articles/wireless-linux-howto.shtml[/url] but i am having trouble doing teh first part, urpmi. i tried [/code]su -curpmi kernel-source-2.6.8.1-10mdk.i586.rpm Code: but got an error. please help im ...
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    hi i started following these instructions, http://www.joot.com/dave/writings/articles/wireless-linux-howto.shtml[/url]
    but i am having trouble doing teh first part, urpmi. i tried [/code]su -curpmi kernel-source-2.6.8.1-10mdk.i586.rpm
    Code:
    but got an error. please help im trying get my wireless up

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    follow the steps here to setup urpmi, then get the kernel sources with:
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    su -
    <enter root pass>
    urpmi kernel-source-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    thanks for your help, when setting up urpmi what am i sup[posed to do at step 2 where it says check souces you want?

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    for step 2, select the ftp servers close to you and put a tick in the box (for all 6 entries).
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    ok, setup urpmi ok. but when i put
    Code:
    urpmi kernel-source-2.6.8.1-10mdk.i586.rpm
    i got... unable to access rpm file [kernel-source-2.6.8.1-10mdk.i586.rpm]
    error registering local packages

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    If you haven't updated your kernel, you could just grab the kernel source files residing on your Mandriva Installation Media. Simply launch MCC's add remove software section and under the developemnt submenu, look for kernel sources.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    sorry but i have no idea what im doing. im trying to get my wireless card working and found this site. http://www.joot.com/dave/writings/ar...ux-howto.shtml i am pretty much lost from there

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    You need the kernel sources installed, to see if they are installed, execute the following command:
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    cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`
    if it returns with something like no such directory, then install the kernel sources either via urpmi, or using MCC's add remove software tool and your Mandriva Installation cd/dvd.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    and if it is installed i jus skip to the ACX part on that site?

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    yes.

    But first have a look around in the /lib/modules/`uname -r` directory with the ls command and see that there is actually stuff there.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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