Ok with no internet access except winblows. I was able to madwifi d/l and extracted but i absolutely cant figure out how to get it run in terminal to compile itself and install i have tried ./install $ make ./makefile sudo make and sudo install . I either get permission denied or nothing happens any ideas . becuase with out mad wifi installed my open suse will die. ill have to reinstall kubuntu . If i cant get this thing compiled

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Good that you couldn’t. Better to install it via RPMs specially packaged and tested. Check how to install madwifi by installing two RPMs here:
Madwifi or Ndiswrapper Wireless Network Drivers - Suse/openSUSE 10, 11 - LAN & Internet access

well get er to work thnx fer help