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    profpaule NNTP User

    Default compiling madwifi - kernel file '.config' doesnt exist

    Hi,

    I'm trying to compile madwifi, but the makefile requires some kind of a configuration file from the kernel (noob alert). It outputs
    Code:
    *** KERNELCONF: /lib/modules/2.6.25.5-1.1-default/build/.config does not exist..
    How do I get this file?

  2. #2
    profpaule NNTP User

    Default Re: compiling madwifi - kernel file '.config' doesnt exist

    I have a "ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini Express Adapter" which is, as far as i understood the whole problem *stupid*i*am*, not supported by the newest version of madwifi. However, there has been an nightly snapshot of madwifi supporting my card. But because of some reasons I can't understand they abandoned the support for the card temporarily. So I need to use this specific version of madwifi.

    I think here: ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini Express Adapter - ThinkWiki and here: How to checkout and install madwifi experimental driver for ar5008 - ThinkWiki is a good explanation...

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    Default Re: compiling madwifi - kernel file '.config' doesnt exist

    profpaule wrote:

    >
    > I have a "ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini Express Adapter" which
    > is, as far as i understood the whole problem, not supported by the
    > newest version of madwifi. However, there has been an nightly snapshot
    > of madwifi supporting my card. But because of some reasons I can't
    > understand they abandoned the support for the card temporarily. So I
    > need to use this specific version of madwifi.
    >
    >


    cd to the /usr/src/linux subdir

    type:

    make cloneconfig

    then try your madwifi installation / configuration again.


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    L R Nix
    lornix@lornix.com

  4. #4
    profpaule NNTP User

    Default Re: compiling madwifi - kernel file '.config' doesnt exist

    hi,

    this directory /usr/src/linux doesn't exist

    there's a dir named linux-2.6.25.5-1.1-obj in /usr/src and in its directories there's no 'makefile' file

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    Default Re: compiling madwifi - kernel file '.config' doesnt exist

    As a basic rule of thumb, having gcc/gcc++,make & kernel sources installed will overcome these annoyances,check you have them installed.they can all be installed via YaST - Software management. See if that helps

    Andy

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