How do I install a Linux Wifi driver

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How do I install a Linux Wifi driver

Postby jacatone on Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:05 am

I'm running LM 4. I installed a wireless USB 2.0 adapter (dongle) and I have the driver disk which shows the driver, I just don't know how to install it. I tried installing just the Linux driver but got the follow message:

jacatone@eMax: /media/cdrom1$ ls

DATA layout.bin _Setup.dll
data1.cab Release notes Setup.exe
data1.hdr RTL8187B Setup.ico
data2.cab RTL8187B_Linux_24.6.1024.0822.2007 Setup.ini
IsConfig.ini RTL8187B_MacOS10.4_Driver_1117_UI_1.5.1A Setup.inx
ISSetup.dll RTL8187B-Win_Dri_only Setup.iss

jacatone@eMax: /media/cdrom1$ install RTL8187B_Linux_24.6.1024.0822.2007
install: missing destination file operand after 'RTL8187B_Linux_24.6.1024.0822.2007'

Does LM not recognize a dongle when its inserted? Windows does and asks for the driver if it doesn't have it. Thanks.
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Re: How do I install a Linux Wifi driver

Postby 900i on Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:47 pm

Have never done it myself but I would think that if you started up the Windows Wireless Driver app in the Admin menu and pointed it to the file on the CD, it might just work.
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Re: How do I install a Linux Wifi driver

Postby AK Dave on Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:56 pm

Yes, that would work. Although I would just take the driver file and copy it to your /home folder to make it easier to repeat this in the future.
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Re: How do I install a Linux Wifi driver

Postby jacatone on Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:37 pm

Tried that, but still get the "missing destination file operand" error message. Am I supposed to type "make install" or some other command?
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