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I'm trying to install a wireless PCMCIA card driver on Redhat 8.0 (adm8211-20041111 for an SMC2635w card). The included makefile looks for a file called /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/build which, on my computer, ...
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    wireless driver


    I'm trying to install a wireless PCMCIA card driver on Redhat 8.0 (adm8211-20041111 for an SMC2635w card). The included makefile looks for a file called

    /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/build

    which, on my computer, is a link to

    /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-14

    which does not exist. I do have a directory called

    /usr/src/redhat

    but I don't know if it is the same thing. Does anyone have any suggestions.

    Thanks.

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    what's inside /usr/src/redhat?

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    The /usr/src/redhat/ has the following subdirectories

    BUILD/
    RPMS/
    SOURCES/
    SPECS/
    SRPMS/

    The RPMS directory has subdirectories for several chips (i486, i586, etc) each of which are empty.

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    you will need to install the kernel sources then.
    try http://www.kernel.org

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    I personally had a lot of problems with wireless in RH 8 I had to write a script called hermes.conf and configure things then RH 9 came and everything worked out of the box. I suggest trying to upgrade at least to RH 9.0 if Possible.
    This might be of help though,
    http://www.net.cmu.edu/docs/services...x-redhat8.html
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