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Mint Wireless Drivers in Debian?

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 8:49 am
by xvedejas
Mint works perfectly and out-of-the-box with my wireless card. I recently installed debian on my second hard disk, and, there are no drivers for my card (or so I assume because it doesn't detect it).

I want to know what I need to do to get my wireless working in debian as well as it is working in mint. I need the rt61 a.k.a. rt2561 drivers, and I need to know how to get them to work, and then how to connect to my network.

Thanks for any help!

Re: Mint Wireless Drivers in Debian?

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:17 pm
by Husse
If my memory serves me right you can install ndiswrapper in Debian (if it's not already there)

Re: Mint Wireless Drivers in Debian?

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:59 pm
by xvedejas
Yes, but how do I install the native linux drivers? I don't know how to use ndiswrapper anyways.

Re: Mint Wireless Drivers in Debian?

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:38 pm
by xvedejas
I did find the drivers and a guide to install them, but when I type "make" into the terminal I get this error;
make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.22-3-486/build'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `modules'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.22-3-486/build'
rt61.ko failed to build!
make: *** [module] Error 1
What does it mean? I've never installed something this way before.

Re: Mint Wireless Drivers in Debian?

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:42 am
by xvedejas
Hahaha, pretty funny; I discovered a combination of the latest kernel and mintwifi (which is extremely easy to install in debian) will get my internet to work on any distro... Mint saves the day again!