Tools needed to compile


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NubCombo

Hi, I recently installed Ubuntu on my PC and I need to build ndiswrapper to get my wireless card up and running...

and of course Ubuntu doesn't come with the build tools to compile it... and I cant connect my PC to anywhere because it's wireless... So I decided to get on my brothers laptop to get the tools needed...

And I don't know what I need.

care to tell me what I'd need to compile?

thanks in advance

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shthead

You need to ./configure first, then it will tell you if your missing anything. From there its usually "make" then "make install". Just make sure you read the readme/docs :)

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NubCombo

Alright, I understand the ./configure, but I decided to just do the make command, and it sayd the make command was not found, thats why I was kinda wonderin. But I will do the .debs

And I'll give you the update later.

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NubCombo

alright, i got the files downloaded and onto my ubuntu box

but i'm currently getting an error message with sudo

heres what i put in

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linux@ubuntu:~$ sudo dkpg -i ndiswrapper-utils_1.1-4ubuntu2_i386.deb ndisgtk_0.5-lubuntul_all.deb

sudo: unable to lookup ubuntu via gethostbyname()

Password:postdrop: warning: unable to look up public/pickup: No such file or directory

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that's what it said when i put that command in

do you know anything about this?

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NubCombo

and i've searched google and yahoo, everywhere, and they have said to go into recovery mode and fix the /etc/hosts file, and i have done that (go into recovery mode), and i get into the file, but im not able to put anything in it, my PC speaker just beeps when i hit a key.

i guess im helpless.

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ep0niks

Recovery mode

Open a shell

  1. log in with root or sudo -s
  2. ifconfig eth0 down
  3. nano /etc/hosts
  4. edit the hostname on the line starting with 127.0.0.1 make sure you put the original "localhost" hostname
    and put your LAN ip like 192.168.*.* with an hostname like "ubuntubox"
  5. hostname "ubuntubox"
  6. ifconfig eth0 up
  7. done and then reboot to normal mode

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madd_matt

And isn't this in the wrong forum? This section is for completed howtos. *does the moderator call - blaaaeeeeggggggggaaalooooooo* (don't ask where i got that.)

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