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> In desperate need of advice!! Please help!
Michael224
post Nov 6 2006, 07:21 PM
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Hi smile.gif
Iím a newbie to Linux! I just downloaded SUSE Linux and installed it running with the GNOME desktopÖ..But sadly being a windows user for 7 odd years is showing its signs! I can hardly figure anything out! Trial and error seems to be the way forward thought.

I would use some of the online tutorials etc. to make a start but have encountered 2 problems
1. I canít figure out how to install my wireless USB adapter
2. Most of the tutorials I come across are for more experienced users sad.gif sad.gif

If anyone can provide information on how best to start learning Linux and also how to configure the wireless adapter I would be very grateful.
(the Wireless adapter Iím using is a blueNEXT adapter unsure.gif had a look for info about it but no sign of any Linux drivers)

Thanks
Mick
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post Nov 6 2006, 08:48 PM
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Is this your adapter? linux drivers can be downloaded from this site.

http://www.mobileplace.co.uk/product/bluenext_wifi_usb.html
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post Nov 7 2006, 11:12 AM
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Thanks! that's my adapter

Found the right driver, havenít got a clue what I am doing with it:(

sorry to bore you with my inexperience. If anyone would be willing to get me on my feet it would be greatly appreciated.

Iím having problems modifying the makefile, and when I run the make file in the consol I get an error message. How do you find what type of kernel you have as the file has code for 2 types (2.6 and 2.4)

its difficult to describe what i'm seeing in the consol as im costantly having to switch back to windows for the internet connection

if anyone is willing to have a look the driver can be found at
http://www.bluenext.co.uk/products/wifidangle.html

thanks in advance wink.gif
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post Nov 7 2006, 02:05 PM
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What version of SuSE are you running?
What is the ouput of the console command
uname -a
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post Nov 7 2006, 02:18 PM
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QUOTE (michaelk @ Nov 7 2006, 07:05 PM) *
What version of SuSE are you running?
What is the ouput of the console command
uname -a


LINUX maxdata 2.6.16.21-0.15-default #1 tue sep 19 07:26:15 utc 2006 i 686 i 686 i 386
GUN/linux

ordered a few books that should get me started!
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post Nov 7 2006, 03:30 PM
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maxdata-mick:~/Linux/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0 # make
make both
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Linux/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
make clean
make[2]: Entering directory `/root/Linux/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
rm -rf .tmp_versions .*.cmd *.ko *.mod.c *.mod.o *.o src/*.o src/.*.o.cmd menudbg apdbg
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/Linux/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
make ZD1211REV_B=0
make[2]: Entering directory `/root/Linux/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
/lib/modules/2.6.16.21-0.25-default/build
/root/Linux/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0
-I/root/Linux/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0/src/include -fomit-frame-pointer -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -pipe -DZDCONF_WE_STAT_SUPPORT=1 -DHOST_IF_USB -DAMAC -DGCCK -DOFDM -DHOSTAPD_SUPPORT -DUSE_EP4_SET_REG -DDOWNLOADFIRMWARE -DfTX_GAIN_OFDM=0 -DfNEW_CODE_MAP=1 -DfWRITE_WORD_REG=1 -DfREAD_MUL_REG=1 -DENHANCE_RX=1 -DZDCONF_MENUDBG -DZDCONF_APDBG -DZD1211
src/zd1205.o src/zdasocsvc.o src/zdauthreq.o src/zdauthrsp.o src/zdmmrx.o src/zdshared.o src/zdhci.o src/zdglobal.o src/zdencrypt.o src/zdpmfilter.o src/zdpsmon.o src/zdsynch.o src/zdbuf.o src/zd1205_proc.o src/zdhw.o src/zddebug.o src/zdtkipseed.o src/zdmic.o src/zddebug2.o src/zdusb.o src/zd1211.o
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.16.21-0.25-default/build SUBDIRS=/root/Linux/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0 modules
make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.21-0.25-obj/i386/default'
make[3]: *** No rule to make target `modules'. Stop.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.21-0.25-obj/i386/default'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/Linux/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
make[1]: *** [both] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Linux/ZD1211LnxDrv_2_6_0_0'
make: *** [all] Error 2


Thats what i'm gettin when following the instrutions in the read me file
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