Re: [nslu2-linux] Building z1211 wireless drivers
- Ipkg is not available on Debian - it's the non-Debian equivalent of apt-get.
The apt-get error message means that Debian does not have zd1211-firmware compiled for arm. Best to ask about that on the debian-arm mailing list (which is actually the best place for all Debian questions, since most of them are not specific to the nslu2).
Dunno about how to compile from zd1211-source.
From: johncohn <johncohn@...>
Date: Sunday, Jun 22, 2008 11:22 am
Subject: [nslu2-linux] Building z1211 wireless drivers
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>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
>http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Peripherals/WirelessNetworkAdapter here . First problem is when I try the ipkg command I get the following.
>LKG7CD387:~# ipkg install zd12111
>-bash: ipkg: command not found
>(Any ideas why I don't have ipkg ? How do I get it on my slug ? )
>Since that didn't work, 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 ...
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