[Techtalk] Compiling pcmcia wireless LAN driver when RH 7.3 has kernel pcmcia driver?

david feldman wb0gaz at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 17 13:58:40 EST 2002


Thanks to Caity for introducing me to the list.

I have a rather old laptop installed with Redhat 7.3 linux; all
seems to be working well (including PCMCIA which is able to
access a compact flash memory module).

I am trying to install driver for a linksys wireless LAN card
(WPC-11); the drivers for same come from www.linux-wlan.org.

The situation is this - the driver set above needs to be
complied (no binaries were found), and for it to be compiled
it seems to require presence of the pcmcia-cs RPM as source
(I would guess in /usr/src.)

I proceeded to locate the pcmcia-cs source RPM

and discovered that when I would try to install it using the rpm
command, the rpm command didn't do anything (no error messages, just
quickly returned to command prompt.)

I tried rpm --checksig against the same file (above) and got an
error message


I would presume from this that the file is damaged, however, I've
downloaded it several different ways and have pretty much ruled out
a communications problem.

I think there are two potential problems - (1) the driver I want may require 
the non-kernel PCMCIA setup (RH 7.3 is where it seems they introduced the 
kernel-based PCMCIA configuration), and/or (2) the RPM source is damaged so 
I can't install it, and as this file comes directly from redhat, it appears 
I am out of luck.

Anyway, I am pretty much at a point of frustration now, and after asking 
Caity for help, she directed me to this resource.

Much thanks,

wb0gaz at hotmail.com

MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: 

More information about the Techtalk mailing list