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Well i am new to all that "Linux" thingy that's going on here, i was tryig to install my USB Wireless Wifi card driver in order of it to work ...
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    Installing Edimax EW-7622Umn Driver problems


    Well i am new to all that "Linux" thingy that's going on here, i was tryig to install my USB Wireless Wifi card driver in order of it to work but no matter what i do i get an error.
    i had followed "How to Install Software in Linux" guide that is found here and the installation orders given by the Edimax (they are they same btw) and still i got errors i am using right now RedHat 6, i had also installed Ubuntu 12 and got the same error.
    [they localhost driver]$ cd rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.0006.20100 625/
    [they localhost rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.0006.20100 625]$ make
    make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64/build M=/home/they/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.0006.20100 625/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.0006.20100 625 modules
    make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    [they localhost rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.0006.20100 625]$
    Please help, i don't want to buy a new USB wireless wifi card...

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    Hi They,

    The interesting line in the errors is this one:
    make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
    The driver you're trying to compile needs the headers of the currently running kernel to build against. In Ubuntu, you'll need the linux-headers-2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64 package. Hit up apt-get for everything you need (it'll handle dependencies too). Redhat should have a similar package but I'm not sure exactly what it will be called.

    Once it's installed, try make again and let us know how you get on.
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