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Re: Building zd1211 drivers fore WiFi dongle

   Where did you get zd1211rw ? I don't see it on the nslu2 ...  Thanks !

Richard Bown wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 19:41:53 -0700 (PDT)
> johncohn <johncohn@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>> Note.. I posted this same query in the nabble nslu2-linux forum.
>> Someone there suggested I try here as well. tnx
>> Folks.
>> I'm a total newb in both the debian and slug worlds... but I'm already
>> having a blast... and want to get fluent in these things.  Right now
>> I'm trying to get a zd1211 based wifi USB dongle working with my slug
>> using the instructions here  . I poked around some and learned that
>> someone had built the zd1211 drivers in a package called
>> zd12111-firmware. When I try to install it I get
>> LKG7CD387:~#  apt-get install zd1211-firmware
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree... Done
>> Package zd1211-firmware is not available, but is referred to by
>> another package.
>> This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
>> is only available from another source
>> E: Package zd1211-firmware has no installation candidate
>> I looked further and found a package called zd1211-source, which I
>> downloaded. From what I can tell, that gave me a file called
>> zd1211.tar.bz2 in /usr/src .. Now, I suspect that  most folks know
>> what to do with that type of file. I'm sure it's a source tar file of
>> some sort, , but I don't yet know how to unpack it,modify it for my
>> system config,build it and install the drivers it creates. . Is there
>> some sort of 'Building drivers for dummy's' anywhere ? I've searched
>> the web and this forum but most of the info assumes more knowledge
>> than I have.  I'm eager to learn...but I just need a pointer in the
>> right direction. Any help much appreciated ...
>> -jc 
> HI
> I just plugged my USB WiFi dongle in it requires wpa_suppicant as well
> as zd1211rw.
> That's not on a debian system , but kernel modules stay pretty much the
> same across distros
> Richard
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