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    Make command


    I'm a newbie to Linux. I've installed Mandrake and tries to get my wireless cisco adapter up and running but I'm having a problem when compiling the driverpackage.
    I have unpacked the software package but when I try to compile it with the make command I receive an error saying : "bash: command not found". I wonder if someone here could give me a helping hand?
    The software I'm using is called "Ndiswrapper".

    /Best regards Anders

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    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Hi - Do you have Make installed? To check type:

    man make

    I haven't used Ndiswrapper. Are you sure you have to compile it from source?
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    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    You will also need the kernel headers, do you installed them?
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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    install 'build-essential' package through Software Management. this package is available in Installation CD/DVD.

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    For your replies,

    seems to be serious forum. I will install : build-essential' package and if there's any problem you will hear from me again.

    /BR Anders

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    Can't find kernel build files....

    Ok, so for so good. Installed the esential package. Now I can run the make command but it returns the following: Can't find kernel build files in /lib/modules/2.6.12-12mdk/build/;
    give the path to kernel build directory with
    kbuild=(path) argument to make

    Seems like I have to make a link from the lernel source from the modules dir. How do I do that?

    /BR Anders

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    Found where from to install the kernel source files and that fixed it.

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