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I apologize for advance for being a total linux noob. I've just installed Redhat 9 on a second hard drive and have Grub managing the dual boot. I've been having alot of trouble installing the drivers for my SMC 2602W wireless pci nic. There are Linux drivers included with the card, but after untar'ing them and readin the man and readme, I'm unsure what my problem is. I run "make config" and it asks for my linux source directory, "/usr/src/linux/" is the default. But if I give it that or /usr/src/redhat/ it yells at me and says linux doesn't exist ...

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    Default Redhat 9 Driver Install

    I apologize for advance for being a total linux noob. I've just installed
    Redhat 9 on a second hard drive and have Grub managing the dual boot.
    I've been having alot of trouble installing the drivers for my SMC 2602W
    wireless pci nic. There are Linux drivers included
    with the card, but after untar'ing them and readin the man and readme,
    I'm unsure what my problem is. I run "make config" and it asks for my
    linux source directory, "/usr/src/linux/" is the default. But if I give
    it that or /usr/src/redhat/ it yells at me and says linux doesn't exist
    in that location. The drivers are named linux-wlan-ng-0.1.8-pre13.tar.gz
    for reference. What location should I be giving this driver config
    program? Or is there a better way to configure my card in Redhat 9. Any
    help is appreciated.

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    Todd Hudgens
    [email]gtg822gmail.gatech.edu[/email]
    aim : toddhudgens

    Todd Brackett Hudgens Guest

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    Default Re: Redhat 9 Driver Install

    On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 16:38:21 +0000, Todd Brackett Hudgens typed:
    > I apologize for advance for being a total linux noob. I've just
    > installed Redhat 9 on a second hard drive and have Grub managing the
    > dual boot. I've been having alot of trouble installing the drivers for
    > my SMC 2602W wireless pci nic. There are Linux drivers included with
    > the card, but after untar'ing them and readin the man and readme, I'm
    > unsure what my problem is. I run "make config" and it asks for my linux
    > source directory, "/usr/src/linux/" is the default. But if I give it
    > that or /usr/src/redhat/ it yells at me and says linux doesn't exist in
    > that location. The drivers are named linux-wlan-ng-0.1.8-pre13.tar.gz
    > for reference. What location should I be giving this driver config
    > program? Or is there a better way to configure my card in Redhat 9. Any
    > help is appreciated.
    Do you have the kernel-source RPM package installed, check from the
    console or xterm session;

    rpm -q kernel-source

    If you don't then you need to install it. You have to install the same
    kernel-source version that your running, from the console or xterm
    session;

    uname -r

    If your running the default kernel from the installation CD's/DVD then the
    kernel-source RPM package is on them. If not then you need to download and
    install the RPM package. The name of the file your looking for is;

    kernel-source-x.xx.xx-xx.i386.rpm replace the x.xx.xx-xx with the output
    from uname-r

    And you can get the updated kernel-source RPM package(s) here, just
    download the one the matches your running kernel;

    [url]ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i386[/url]

    To install, as root or su from the console or xterm session whee the
    downloaded RPM package is located; rpm -Uvh kernel-source*.rpm

    After this then the kernel source location is;

    /usr/src/linux-x.xx.xx-xx <-- replace the x's with the version number



    --
    If it's Thursday it must be Micro$oft patching day!!!

    Lenard Guest

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