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    Default openSUSE can't find my wireless card (or it doesn't have the drivers for them)

    Hi,


    I cant get openSuse to find my wifi adapter or it does not have the driver installed.

    My wifi adapter is the Realtek RTL8191SE 902.11b/g/n

    I found a linux driver on the internet, but it asked me to run make in the console and when I did so it said that it couldn't find make.

    I'm not sure how to install make from openSuse without the internet (I'm using my windows partition).

    Thanks Jonathan

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    Default Re: openSUSE can't find my wireless card (or it doesn't have the drivers for them)

    You'll need to install make and gcc.

    You don't need to be connected to the internet to do that; if you have the installation media still handy, you can get both of these packages from there. From the command line, you can do:

    zypper in make gcc

    as root ... of you can go into the software manager section of YaST and install both using the GUI.

    HTH..
    Main Machine: Dell G7 running Ubuntu 18.04
    Server: Dell PowerEdge SC1430 running CentOS 7.x

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    Default Re: openSUSE can't find my wireless card (or it doesn't have the drivers for them)

    Thanks a lot. I'm glad I kept the DVD

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    I installed make and run it but then got this error: make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
    make: *** [all] Error 2

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    Default Re: openSUSE can't find my wireless card (or it doesn't have the drivers for them)

    try installing kernel-devel and kernel-headers

    zypper in kernel-devel kernel-headers

    HTH
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    Default Re : Re: openSUSE can't find my wireless card (or it doesn't have the drivers for them)

    Hi,

    You have to install de devel and source package of your kernel.

    EDIT : Oups, sorry for the same response.

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    Thanks a lot. It worked and I am now writing this on openSUSE!

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    Glad it's working now! Enjoy...
    Main Machine: Dell G7 running Ubuntu 18.04
    Server: Dell PowerEdge SC1430 running CentOS 7.x

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    Default Re: openSUSE can't find my wireless card (or it doesn't have the drivers for them)

    Most of this is gibberish for me. I don't know how to run as root, except to use sudu followed by "zypper in make gcc", but that doesn't work very often, ie, I don't get the password prompt and get some message that it's an insufficient command. I installed something called make and something called gcc per your request, but have no idea what it is.

    I have an HP dm3t. I do have internet, but the wireless card is not recognized. However, in Ubuntu, the wireless card worked just fine, so I don't know why yours doesn't. Especially since the Ubuntu iso is 8x's smaller than yours. Please help me in plain english.

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    Default Re: openSUSE can't find my wireless card (or it doesn't have thedrivers for them)

    On 10/22/2011 06:36 PM, chunnel wrote:
    >
    > Most of this is gibberish for me. I don't know how to run as root,
    > except to use sudu followed by "zypper in make gcc", but that doesn't
    > work very often, ie, I don't get the password prompt and get some
    > message that it's an insufficient command. I installed something called
    > make and something called gcc per your request, but have no idea what it
    > is.
    >
    > I have an HP dm3t. I do have internet, but the wireless card is not
    > recognized. However, in Ubuntu, the wireless card worked just fine, so
    > I don't know why yours doesn't. Especially since the Ubuntu iso is 8x's
    > smaller than yours. Please help me in plain english.


    In plain English, you should start your own thread, not piggyback on one started
    by someone else.

    That new thread should be in the wireless forum, but before you post there, read
    the first three sticky postings. They will tell you how to identify what
    wireless card you have, and some of the rudimentary steps to debug why it
    doesn't work. I predict that either you have not installed the firmware, or that
    your wireless switch is OFF, but you should read to find out how to check those
    conditions.

    Those packages you installed are used to compile C code (gcc) and the utility
    needed to build programs or drivers (make).


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