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i now just got myself mandriva one, and am very happy, since even i understand part of it... now i neew to get my wireless networkcard going. i told me ...
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    wifi madwifi problems by installation


    i now just got myself mandriva one, and am very happy, since even i understand part of it...

    now i neew to get my wireless networkcard going.

    i told me to use madwifi for that.

    i downloaded all the madwifi packages i found there

    now i used the second one on this guide:
    http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/Dis...rake/OldGuides
    now when i type this :

    You have to install certain packages as root before you can compile the module (donít worry, nothing will happen if the packages are already installed):

    user@machine:/home/user/$ su -
    root@machine:/root/# urpmi kernel-source gcc

    Then compile, install and load the module:

    root@machine:/root/# cd /home/user/madwifi
    root@machine:/home/user/madwifi/# KERNELRELEASE=`uname -r` make
    root@machine:/home/user/madwifi/# KERNELRELEASE=`uname -r` make install
    root@machine:/home/user/madwifi/# modprobe ath_pci

    i get this

    Code:
    [nils@localhost ~]$ su
    Password:
    [root@localhost nils]# /root/
    bash: /root/: is a directory
    [root@localhost nils]# cd /root/
    [root@localhost ~]# urpmi kernel-source gcc
    no package named kernel-source
    no package named gcc
    [root@localhost ~]# cd /home/nils/madwifi-0.9.2/
    [root@localhost madwifi-0.9.2]# 2.6.12=`uname -r` make
    bash: 2.6.12=2.6.12-19mdk-i586-up-1GB: command not found
    [root@localhost madwifi-0.9.2]#
    [root@localhost madwifi-0.9.2]#
    what is wrong???

    and a new guide came out today...
    but it can once again not find the kernel-source...

    new guide at http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/Distro/Mandrake

    now this tells me to download the kernel .rpm file...

    but what kernel have i got???

    the end also said
    Troubleshooting Mandriva ∂

    * It is possible to install Mandriva without the neccesary tools (MCC doesn't have the tools cited here) by not checking the "Configuration" and "Development" groups during the initial installation. You'd best use your original installation media and choose 'upgrade' after starting to re-install.
    i never had any checkboxes
    and i dont have any entry in the mediamanager in the control center...

    im somewhat lost...




    note:

    im downloading a file called "kernel-source-2.6-2.6.12-12mdk.i586.rpm" since i think i need to have it for the kernel... but it is 50 mb
    is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wofl
    i now just got myself mandriva one, and am very happy, since even i understand part of it...

    now i neew to get my wireless networkcard going.

    i told me to use madwifi for that.

    i downloaded all the madwifi packages i found there

    now i used the second one on this guide:
    http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/Dis...rake/OldGuides
    now when i type this :



    i get this

    Code:
    [nils@localhost ~]$ su
    Password:
    [root@localhost nils]# /root/
    bash: /root/: is a directory
    [root@localhost nils]# cd /root/
    [root@localhost ~]# urpmi kernel-source gcc
    no package named kernel-source
    no package named gcc
    [root@localhost ~]# cd /home/nils/madwifi-0.9.2/
    [root@localhost madwifi-0.9.2]# 2.6.12=`uname -r` make
    bash: 2.6.12=2.6.12-19mdk-i586-up-1GB: command not found
    [root@localhost madwifi-0.9.2]#
    [root@localhost madwifi-0.9.2]#
    what is wrong???

    and a new guide came out today...
    but it can once again not find the kernel-source...

    new guide at http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/Distro/Mandrake

    now this tells me to download the kernel .rpm file...

    but what kernel have i got???

    the end also said


    i never had any checkboxes
    and i dont have any entry in the mediamanager in the control center...

    im somewhat lost...




    note:

    im downloading a file called "kernel-source-2.6-2.6.12-12mdk.i586.rpm" since i think i need to have it for the kernel... but it is 50 mb
    is that right?
    mandriva one is the "smaller" distro and doesnt have the full resources you need to get all working.....when you configure your computer (drakconf.real) you need to add more sites to pull from, I also added more locations from easyurpmi.zarb.org
    This should get you the rpms you need

    PS
    I have a thinkpad r40 and still cant get the wireless working with mandriva

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    well

    i would have to get online first for that...

    but it now worked with ndiswrapper much easier

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