Problem installing orinoco-0.15 driver. Help please!!!
Okay, so my problem is that I don't have wireless internet set up on my laptop and I would REALLY like it if I could get this fixed, lol. And a head's up, im a newbie to linux so bare with me if I don't get all the lingo and whatnot. First things first, I'm running on Fedora 8 and my laptop is a Compaq Evo N610c. I found out, after installing linux on my computer, that wireless adapters don't seem to run without installing specific drivers and whatnot. So, I switched over to Windows (where I'm able to have internet...) and found that a driver called (correct me if I'm missing part of the title..) Orinoco. I downloaded it to my laptop, read the README and it doesn't seem to really tell me much about installing it. it just says
"The easiest way to install is to use the version included in the kernel source. Enable CONFIG_NET_RADIO, CONFIG_HERMES, and the driver for your hardware"
Then it talks about using a "standalone version"...which...i dont even know if that matters to me, i just wanna install this thing and get my net working right, lol.
So i put it on hold for a bit until today when i decided i wanted to get it done, so i found this site and started searching. I found a sticky on installing things and i read up to the actual installing part and it won't work. It told me to make an "src" directory, which i did what it said.
and then it said it assumed that I downloaded the file into there, so i put the orinoco-0.15.tar.gz file in there. (By the way, i forgot to mention that i downloaded the file on windows, booted into fedora, and then grabbed it from my windows partition...that might be a given, just a heads up.)
Then it said to unzip the tar.gz file, to change directory to the file after its been unzipped, and then it said i needed to check for a readme or install file to read. and it said if there is one, to type "more README" which i found a readme file but, like i said already, nothing in there really tells me how to do it. at least as far as i know.
After that, it told me to type in "make" and when i do it, it just tells me:
"Makefile:8 *** Kernel tree not found - please set KERNEL_PATH. Stop."
This is where I'm stuck. I've tried googling this message as far as i could, and I could not for the life of god find much on it. I've found that I need to download some kernel stuff...idk. Like i said, I'm new to the linux world, but i really like the operating system 'cause it seems to run a lot smoother than Windows.
If someone could PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE help me out, I'd REALLY appreciate it!!!!! If you need anymore info, just ask. I'll see if I can answer it, lol.
Thanks in advance!