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    Installing native Linux wireless drivers?


    I want to install the drivers for my wireless card on my laptop. I'd prefer to use the native Linux drivers, rather than using ndiswrapper to port my windows drivers. I'm having some troubles. I figured out that I'm using a card with a Ralink chipset, and that I need a Ralink RT2x00 driver. So I downloaded the correct driver. I went into the drivers's Module directory and used the Make command. It successfully built it. Then when I type "install" it tells me I'm not using the command right. It tells me to use something like "install [-T] DEST" and tells me that DEST means destination.

    Anyone know what to do here? I'm not sure if there's a specific place to install the drivers or not...

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    it should be "make install"

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    The "make install" command must be done as root. The other commands are usually done as a regular user.
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    Smile

    I'd have to say now would be a good time to throw in another question that I've had for a while:

    The sudo command basically says "do this like I'm on the root account" right?

    I'll try this a bit later and post any further questions. Thanks for your help! =]

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilMC View Post
    The sudo command basically says "do this like I'm on the root account" right?
    Basically, yes. That's what it means.
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