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Help with installing device driver: orinoco_cs

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I have installed Slackware 10.2 on a laptop which has a PCMCIA wireless card. (D-Link DWL-AG660)  I did some research and found that the orinoco_cs driver will work for this card.  This driver is included in Kernel 2.4.3 and up, and so was included in the install seeing that the Slackware 10.2 uses Kernel version 2.4.31.  I located the file in the kernel at: /usr/src/linux-2.4.31/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_cs.c but am unsure how to compile and install it.  I am new to installing device drivers and any help will be greatly appreciated.
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by:xDamox
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Hi,

What happends when you type:

ifconfig -a
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by:sbreen
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>ifconfig
eth0 ... (which is the integrated 10/100 nic)

lo ...

>iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions
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Hi,

Ok it looks like you may have to recompile your kernel,

Go into the kernel source directory /usr/src/linux-2.4.31/ and type:

make menuconfig

Once in there you will want to go to the networking section and try find the wireless section to enable your card.
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