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11th January 2007, 04:44 AM
I have been trying to get a pcmcia wireless card installed into a laptop running fc6 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 with no success. I found some information, and downloaded -- dkms-tiacx-0.4.7.3.noarch.rpm which I can't seem to install with yum or rpm (I am pretty new to Linux and what UNIX I learned is more than ten years old), In addition I down loaded what I thought was the firmware and -- acxsm-20060521.tar.bz2 -- followed the instructions in the readme file, and tried to make an install package as root...which didn't work either.
I will be extremely grateful for anyone with first hand knowledge in making this work that can point me in the right direction...
11th January 2007, 05:02 AM
have you already tried acx100.sourceforge.net?
11th January 2007, 05:04 AM
I have been there and I think that is where I got the tar ball and the instructions for compiling the package in a seperate directory.
11th January 2007, 05:06 AM
could you post what you type in terminal and the response so that we could see what errors you get and see if it has something to do with that?
11th January 2007, 05:23 AM
As root in the directory containing the files from the tar file I typed
make -C /lib/modules/ `uname` -r /build M=$`pwd`
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/build: no such file or directory. Stop
I have tried various versions of it on the command line, and I have tried just typing "make"
The results are all similar.
11th January 2007, 11:26 AM
It seems as if you don't have the kernel headers & makefiles installed. You need these when you compile modules from source for your current kernel. If you do a:
ls -l /lib/modules/`uname -r`
you'll probably see that "build" is a symbolic link to a non-existing directory.
It is also easy to check if the relevant package is installed using yum or (faster):
rpm -qi kernel-devel-`uname -r`
To remedy the situation, do a:
yum install kernel-devel
and try the compiling procedure again.
11th January 2007, 02:26 PM
you are right -- kernel-dev is not installed, and since I can't access the internet with this computer I suppose I will have to find it on the disks or do a complete re-install (not that big of a deal as this is not the main computer and I am willing to play and break things occasionally in order to learn)
Any ideas on where the kernel developement package is on the CDs?
11th January 2007, 02:30 PM
does that mean you can't get the package from the internet on a pen drive or removable media and then put it on your Fedora computer? if so just google for the package if not, you would just have to look on the cds or dvd for the kernel-devel rpm and install it with (rpm -ivh "package name")
11th January 2007, 02:35 PM
Yes I can use a flash drive (it is pretty new so I didn't think about it) I will try that and post back...it is nice to have a direction to travel in quest of the solution.
11th January 2007, 02:37 PM
just make sure you get the kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6, it needs to match your current running kernel
11th January 2007, 02:51 PM
I found the RPM on the cd for the i586 arch and installed it but the rpm -qi kernel-dev-`uname -r` command returns not installed...do I have to reboot?
11th January 2007, 03:40 PM
do you really have the 586 arch as a computer? I would have thought it would be the 686? what type of processor is it, maybe using the 586 is the problem?
11th January 2007, 03:46 PM
Try a "rpm -qi kernel-devel" only and you should see it. You'll also notice the presence of the package when the module's build process proceeds without hitches.
No need to reboot, the annoying install-reboot-install-reboot-install-reboot sequence doesn't apply to linux.
11th January 2007, 10:26 PM
Yes it is using the i586 arch, and I noticed a post somewhere that said Fc6 defaults to that (don't know that first hand), but since this was a really fresh install, and since I wanted the KDE Desktop as well, I went ahead and did the install over and put in most of the packages. I can now do the "rpm -qi kernel-devel" comand and get a response so I will try following the instructions again and post back when I know if it works.
Thanks for the responses...it seems like I learn a little more everytime I try to do something.
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