intel wireless2200BG on notebook

Peter Teuben teuben at
Thu Dec 9 04:00:53 UTC 2004

On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Jim wrote:

> this is where I am at   Loged in as root  followed the instructions 
> [root at Home ipw2200-0.16]# make
> /bin/sh: cc: command not found
> make -C /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/build SUBDIRS=/root/ipw2200-0.16
> MODVERDIR=/roo t/ipw2200-0.16 modules
> /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/build/scripts/ line 11: gcc:
> command not  found
> /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/build/scripts/ line 12: gcc:
> command not  found
> make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/build'
>   CC [M]  /root/ipw2200-0.16/ipw2200.o
> /bin/sh: gcc: command not found
> make[2]: *** [/root/ipw2200-0.16/ipw2200.o] Error 127
> make[1]: *** [_module_/root/ipw2200-0.16] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/build'
> make: *** [modules] Error 2
> [root at Home ipw2200-0.16]#

you're in for a long night :-)  you didn't install software development
tools (cc, gcc etc.etc.). And once you do that, you might find a lot
more missing.  If you run (as real root, iu.e.  "su -") the command
(there is an icon too that can launch it) scroll down in the list and
install the "development tools". As said, there might be one or two

I've never liked that part of redhat. Mandrake has a fabulous tool
to install new programs. You type in "gcc" and it comes up with a list
of all the rpm's that relate to that (the drawback of this is that
you need to know what is relevant).
Perhaps with the new interface of package management fc3 has this kind
of interface too, i'd love to hear somebody tell me wrong here.


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