How to Compile & Install Asus EEE PC 901 Wireless?

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How to Compile & Install Asus EEE PC 901 Wireless?

Postby singularity2006 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:25 pm

I took a dive into my Asus EEE PC 901 Linux style with Mint and absolutely love the overall interface. However, I have completely no idea how to get the wireless working. The funny thing is that when I tried the LiveCD, it appeared to pickup some local wireless networks in my area. However, after install, it only shows Eth0 active with nothing for wireless. I figure that I'm missing a driver. I have the driver tar file from RA Link for their 802.11b/g/n mini pci express adapter inside the machine but have no idea how to compile and install drivers. Can someone direct me on how to do this?

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Re: How to Compile & Install Asus EEE PC 901 Wireless?

Postby Husse » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:19 am

A little bit hard to answer when you don't know what file you have there
But I'll give it a shot
First install build-essential

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apt install build-essential

Pack up the archive (tar)
A folder will be created, move into it and open a terminal

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sudo ./configure

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sudo make

and possibly

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sudo make install

There may be a file named install (install-sh) in which case you do ./install
There should be a readme that tells you what to do - I just gave you the general description
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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