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:
now when i type this :
i get 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
what is wrong???
[nils@localhost ~]$ su
[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
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
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.
and i dont have any entry in the mediamanager in the control center...
im somewhat lost...
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?