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  1. #1
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    How to install Tar file

    HI all. I downloaded a tar file from ralink for my usb wifi adapter and extracted folder "Module" which has a lot of files, can anyone tell me in "dummies steps" what to do next. I have spent hours trying to install it.
    thanks in advance

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    Re: How to install Tar file

    usually it comes with instructions , in case its a driver , is there a README file or any documentation?

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    Re: How to install Tar file

    ok read the readme and started this is what I got
    bash: /home/george/Documents/2008_0506_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.1/Module/Makefile.6: Permission denied

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    Re: How to install Tar file

    run "sudo" before the command

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    Re: How to install Tar file

    Use a sudo at the start of the command to enable admin privs, which should then allow it to run.
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    Re: How to install Tar file

    ok thanks to all here is what i get

    $ sudo cp Documents/2008_0506_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.1/Module/Makefile.6 ./Makefile
    george@linux:~$ sudo make all
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/george modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
    make[2]: *** No rule to make target `/home/george/rtmp_main.o', needed by `/home/george/rt73.o'. Stop.
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/george] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    george@linux:~$

    ican't get past make all

    this is the read me

    README
    Ralink Tech Inc.
    http://www.ralinktech.com
    ModelName:
    RT73(RT2571W) Wireless Lan Linux Driver
    Driver lName:
    rt73
    Supporting Kernel:
    linux kernel 2.4 and 2.6 series.
    Tested in Redhat 7.3 or later.
    Description:
    This is a linux device driver for Ralink RT73 a/b/g WLAN Card.
    Contents:
    Makefile.4 : Makefile for kernel 2.4 series
    Makefile.6 : Makefile for kernel 2.6 series
    *.c : c files
    *.h : header files
    Features:
    This driver implements basic IEEE802.11. Infrastructure and adhoc mode
    with open or shared or WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK authentication method.
    NONE, WEP, TKIP and AES encryption.
    Build Instructions:
    1> $tar -xvzf RT73_Linux_STA_Drv_x.x.x.x.tar.gz
    go to "./RT73_Linux_STA_Drv_x.x.x.x/Module" directory.
    2> $cp Makefile.4 ./Makefile # [kernel 2.4]
    or
    $cp Makefile.6 ./Makefile # [kernel 2.6]
    3> [kernel 2.4]
    $chmod 755 Configure
    $make config # config build linux os version
    4> $make all # compile driver source code
    4.1> $make install
    5> $cp rt73.bin /etc/Wireless/RT73STA/ # copy firmware
    6> $dos2unix rt73sta.dat
    $cp rt73sta.dat /etc/Wireless/RT73STA/rt73sta.dat
    # !!!check if it is a binary file before loading !!!
    7> $load
    #[kernel 2.4]
    # $/sbin/insmod rt73.o
    # $/sbin/ifconfig rausb0 inet YOUR_IP up

    #[kernel 2.6]
    # $/sbin/insmod rt73.ko
    # $/sbin/ifconfig rausb0 inet YOUR_IP up

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    Re: How to install Tar file

    try :
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    and then try again...

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    Re: How to install Tar file

    Thanks StOoZ that worked

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