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Title: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: General Douchebag on February 24, 2009, 02:04:57 PM
Does anybody know how to install Madwifi on gNewSense? (I got it after I tried to install Elive and failed miserably, getting GRUB error 17 no matter what I tried, and that was the only remotely famed distro that I either hadn't tried or that was unlikely to work) It worked fine on Ubuntu, but in a massive display of freefaggotry, I can't get get it in Synaptic on gNewSense because it it's patented. Please, I only have half an hour left before I either have to go and get the charger, and I just saw the topless Moony pics. I can't leave the computer!
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Parsifal on February 24, 2009, 02:06:04 PM
I could never get WiFi working on gNewSense. It's one of the reasons I'm thinking of switching back to Ubuntu.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Raist on February 24, 2009, 02:06:56 PM
Damn. If you have a laptop and can't get wifi to work, you are turning your machine into a mobile brick. And you consider your OS usable?
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Parsifal on February 24, 2009, 02:07:23 PM
Damn. If you have a laptop and can't get wifi to work, you are turning your machine into a mobile brick. And you consider your OS usable?

It does work with WiFi. Just not my wireless card. The Linux kernel has built-in support for this wireless card, but since it's not free software, Linux-libre does not.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: General Douchebag on February 24, 2009, 02:12:41 PM
I have the .tar.gz unpacked, but I don't know where to put it.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Parsifal on February 24, 2009, 02:14:50 PM
I have the .tar.gz unpacked, but I don't know where to put it.

Oh, you're trying to compile it yourself? Put it in /usr/src, open the terminal and cd to that directory, then type the following commands:

./configure
make
sudo make install

That's pretty much the basic way of compiling stuff, some applications require a bit more though.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Raist on February 24, 2009, 02:15:54 PM
Damn. If you have a laptop and can't get wifi to work, you are turning your machine into a mobile brick. And you consider your OS usable?

It does work with WiFi. Just not my wireless card. The Linux kernel has built-in support for this wireless card, but since it's not free software, Linux-libre does not.

Yes. So on your machine you have no wifi with that card. Therefore bricking a laptop.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Parsifal on February 24, 2009, 02:16:42 PM
Yes. So on your machine you have no wifi with that card. Therefore bricking a laptop.

I also have a dual core processor, of which Linux-libre will only run one CPU.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: General Douchebag on February 24, 2009, 02:18:08 PM
Permission denied when I try to move it to src.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Raist on February 24, 2009, 02:20:18 PM
sudo?
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: General Douchebag on February 24, 2009, 02:24:11 PM
Okay, I've done it now, I just didn't know the command to move files from the terminal.

Now I get stuck at "make", it just gives this: cd: 1: can't cd to /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-386/build
Makefile.inc:66: *** /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-386/build is missing, please set KERNELPATH.  Stop.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Parsifal on February 24, 2009, 02:48:28 PM
Okay, I've done it now, I just didn't know the command to move files from the terminal.

Now I get stuck at "make", it just gives this: cd: 1: can't cd to /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-386/build
Makefile.inc:66: *** /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-386/build is missing, please set KERNELPATH.  Stop.

Try sudo make.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: General Douchebag on February 24, 2009, 02:49:24 PM
cthulhu@cthulhu:/usr/src/madwifi-0.9.4$ sudo make
[sudo] password for cthulhu:
cd: 1: can't cd to /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-386/build
Makefile.inc:66: *** /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-386/build is missing, please set KERNELPATH.  Stop.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: cmdshft on February 24, 2009, 08:28:50 PM
I lol'd.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Proleg on February 24, 2009, 08:34:08 PM
My CPU is a neural net processor; a learning computer.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Johannes on February 24, 2009, 09:19:43 PM
wtf would anyone want to turn a dual core laptop with wifi into a single core pos?

dont use gnewsense. Use debian.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Raist on February 24, 2009, 09:22:47 PM
The original gnu philosophy came up because they were being inconvenienced in some way and wanted to fix it. Anyone using it now runs into many more inconveniences that they may or may not be able to fix. After all these years I say it is time that you slacken the rules.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: General Douchebag on February 25, 2009, 12:53:45 PM
Yeah, I'm back on Ubuntu.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: cmdshft on February 25, 2009, 01:10:12 PM
Even more proof you don't know how to use an OS.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: General Douchebag on February 25, 2009, 01:27:48 PM
I could never get WiFi working on gNewSense. It's one of the reasons I'm thinking of switching back to Ubuntu.

And he's the most hardcore freefag here, macfag.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: cmdshft on February 25, 2009, 01:29:03 PM
I could never get WiFi working on gNewSense. It's one of the reasons I'm thinking of switching back to Ubuntu.

And he's the most hardcore freefag here, macfag.

You have a point, luser.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: Parsifal on March 11, 2012, 03:21:08 AM
Oh, you're trying to compile it yourself? Put it in /usr/src
Okay, I've done it now, I just didn't know the command to move files from the terminal.

Now I get stuck at "make", it just gives this: cd: 1: can't cd to /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-386/build
Makefile.inc:66: *** /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-386/build is missing, please set KERNELPATH.  Stop.

Try sudo make.

Wow, I used to be such a fucking noob.
Title: Re: Wifi on gNewSense
Post by: General Douchebag on March 11, 2012, 05:14:47 AM
Yep, me too. I can't believe I wasted my time with gNewSense.