help! madwifi, belkin card, nothing works!
I am soooo a newbie.
This is the 3rd time in 2 years I have tried to switch to Linux as my installed os.
I purchased a Belkin f5d7010 wireless card with Atheros chipset. Tried to get it to work on knoppix live cd with ndiswrapper. I could see networks but couldn't connect to them with netcardconfig.
I then read that madwifi works for atheros chipsets, so I decided to hd install knoppix and try madwifi because I couldn't figure out how to do it with the live cd.
I've gone through several forums following the directions for building, installing madwifi and followed the directions, however, nothing goes smoothly. for instance when performing : # make install
it goes through and after a few lines I see something like:
cp: cannot stat 'ath_pci.ko" : no such file or directory
make: *** [install] Error 1
make: Leaving directory "/root/madwifi-0.9.2.1/ath'
I'm new, but somehow that seems important. I trudge on however, because I've yet to find a screenshot of what make install is supposed to return so I figure maybe that's what is supposed to happen. If not I don't know how to fix it.
moving on I perform # modprobe ath_pci
WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/aliases line 159: ignoring bad line starting with "alia"
FATAL: Module ath_pci not found
any help would be great.
BTW: knoppix 5.0.1