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  1. #1
    safetycopy NNTP User

    Default What packagedo I need for 'make'?


    I installed openSUSE from the KDE Live CD which apparently doesn't have
    a local repos on it :-(

    I'm trying to get my wireless internet setup (see 'New User Having
    Trouble Following Sticky Instructions :-( - openSUSE Forums'
    (http://tinyurl.com/657qgv)).

    I'm trying to compile compile and install the driver from 'at76_usb -
    Linux driver for Atmel AT76C503/AT76C505 based USB WLAN adapters'
    (http://at76c503a.berlios.de/) (I have a Linksys WUSB11 ver. 2.6
    wireless access point).

    I downloaded and installed kernel-source-2.6.25.5-1.1.i586.rpm (output
    of uname -a gives 'Linux deadbox 2.6.25.5-1.1-default #1 SMP 2008-06-07
    01:55:22 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux') because the driver page says I
    need it, but when I try to 'make' the driver I get 'make: command not
    found'.

    I have no internet access from openSUSE at the moment, so I'm
    downloading the packages I need from a Windows box and transferring them
    via a USB stick.

    What package/s do I need for make to work and are there any
    dependencies I need to get?


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  2. #2
    ken yap NNTP User

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    You'll need make, and the C development packages. They are not on the
    Live CD. You have a chicken and egg problem. If you have a DVD drive and
    the DVD distro, you could add that as a "repo".


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  3. #3
    safetycopy NNTP User

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    I don't have the ability to get the DVD version so I'm stuck with having
    to download via Windows and copy over :-( Can I download the packages
    you mention from the web? If so, what do I need exactly?


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  4. #4
    ken yap NNTP User

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    Ah, this could be tricky because OpenSUSE users seldom install packages
    manually these days, they configure one or more repos and let the
    package manager figure out the dependencies. Getting a bunch of packages
    can be frustrating and error-prone, working out the necessary set.

    Can you set up internet sharing via Windows through a wired Ethernet
    connection? Even just a web proxy will do the trick. Then you can fetch
    exactly what you need from the repo.


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    safetycopy NNTP User

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    It's possible that I could swap my box with the one that's directly
    connected to our router, but I'm not sure how that would affect our
    network and would involve unwiring and moving two sets of hardware
    around :-( If that's my only option I guess I don't have much choice...
    I can actually download the DVD image and burn it to disc on another
    machine, but this machine won't read burned DVDs for some reason...
    Seems I'm stuck on all fronts!


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    ken yap NNTP User

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    Is your DVD drive of a certain age? It might be able to read DVD-R but
    not DVD+R if it was manufactured between certain dates. Another
    possibility is to get a pressed version from a duplicator or Linux
    magazine. Yet another possibility is to set up filesharing on Windows
    and copy the ISO image to OpenSUSE via the network, but it sounds like
    you are not able to connect all your computers to a LAN.


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    safetycopy NNTP User

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    Firstly let me say I'm very new to Linux, networking, etc, etc, so I'm
    taking on a lot of new stuff at once here. This whole thing is a
    learning experience for me and I'm desperately trying to set up an
    environment in which to learn more and be able to scrap Windows. Just a
    bit of background so you have a better idea of where I'm coming from.

    The machine I'm trying to set OpenSUSE up on is currently dual-booting
    with Windows XP Home. I have internet access from Windows XP, so would
    it be possible to download the DVD .iso and have access to it from
    OpenSUSE that way? Can I use the .iso without having to burn it to DVD?


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    ghostintheruins NNTP User

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    Maybe there is an easier solution that it's worth to try...

    I just did a search for "at76_usb" on 'Software.openSUSE.org'
    (http://software.opensuse.org/search) and it seems that the module is
    available in the *openSUSE:11.0/standard* repo - that means that it
    suppose to be on the DVD and maybe it is not on the live CD.

    Do a search in your yast software package manager for at76_usb - maybe
    it is not installed but you have it on the live cd. If it is not
    download the rpm suitable for your kernel type "default" or "pae" and
    try to install it.

    Good luck.

    P.S.
    There was a guy around that was making ISO images for people with no
    internet connection with updates and media related packages (not sure if
    the dev packages were in or not) on the older forums but I did not see
    posts on this one.


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  9. #9
    ken yap NNTP User

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    Ok, I get it, dual boot. Yes you can serve the ISO image to Linux. After
    downloading (don't use IE, it has download file size limitations, use a
    download manager), leave it on the Windows filesystem. On OpenSUSE mount
    the Windows partition (you'll need to look at an OpenSUSE tute for this,
    search for it at the website) using the ntfs-3g driver, or even the old
    ntfs driver, since you only need read permission. Then copy it over to
    Linux and mount the DVD ISO image as a "repo".

    I'm not sure, but you even may be able to do the NTFS mounting with
    YaST, I haven't had to do this for a while. Post a new thread about
    mounting NTFS from OpenSUSE and swerdna will be able to set you on the
    right path.


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  10. #10
    safetycopy NNTP User

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    I searched for 'at76' in YaST2 and a package called 'atmel-firmware'
    shows as being installed. A search for 'at76_usb' gives 'No Results'.

    Searching for 'at76_usb' on 'Software.openSUSE.org'
    (http://software.opensuse.org/search) gives several results, but I'm not
    sure which one I need: at76_usb-kmp-pae or at76_usb-kmp-default?

    If I can serve the DVD .iso to OpenSUSE without having to burn it, that
    sounds like a viable option!


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