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  1. #1

    Realtek RTL-8185 Wireless PCI card


    I am new to Linux , have recently installed RHEL,
    and am trying to install a Realtek wireless card.
    Have downloaded the drivers below, but am getting
    a 'gcc: command not found' error when trying to
    install. My question, where can I get gcc to install
    on the desktop.

    Thanks for any assistance


    Driver found :rtl8185_linux_26[1].1027.0823.2007.tar.gz

    # lspci

    02:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)

    # lspci -nv

    02:0d.0 0200: 10ec:8185 (rev 20)

    Subsystem: 10ec:8185

    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 3

    I/O ports at d800 [size=256]

    Memory at feae7c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

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    but gcc is already available in RHEL Disks/DVD.

  3. #3
    You will most likely also need the kernel source and/or kernel headers installed to compile a driver.

    Unless you have a purchased version of RHEL, you will find it very difficult to update or add anything to your system. It may also be difficult to get your wireless to work, as RHEL is designed for desktop PCs and servers. Neither of which usually have wireless cards.

    If you can't get this working, I recommend installing Red Hat's Fedora distribution. It will have all of the same workings as RHEL, but with a newer kernel, which I believe has the rtl-8185/7 driver built in. You will also be able to install and update the system for free. The latest version is Fedora 9, with version 10 coming out in 9 days (2008-11-25).

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    I have purchased RHEL Client, but their support so far is not what I had hoped for

    I managed to install GCC, now I am getting

    insmod: command not found

    Any ideas what insmod is , or where I could get it

    I have the latest Fedora 9 iso file, but want to see how far I can get
    with RHEL



  6. #5
    In Red Hat and Fedora, you need to give the path with many of the commands. Most of them you will find in the /sbin folder. You also need to run this command with root privileges. Use the su command to do that.
    Password: <enter root password>
    The password will remain hidden as you type it, then hit enter.
    /sbin/insmod <module>
    I usually have better luck using the modprobe command instead of insmod.
    /sbin/modprobe <module>
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