I'm trying to set up Slackware 14.0 on an Asus EEE PC Flare Series Netbook. Currently I'm trying to configure the wifi. When I enter the following:
lo no wireless extensions.
Which I've figured out means I don't have the driver for my wireless card installed (based on this - see the Wireless subheader). I checked
lspci and here's the info on my network card:
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev-01)
I managed to find a guide here detailing how to install the right driver. I downloaded the tarball from the tutorial, transferred it to the computer running Slackware via usb, extracted it, and ran the commands from the tutorial. When I got to the part where I ran
make, however, I got the following output:
# make /sbin/modprobe: invalid option -- 'l' /sbin/modprobe: invalid option -- 'l' ./scripts/gen-compat-autoconf.sh config.mk > include/linux/compat_autoconf.h
At which point it gets stuck. I eventually cancelled it with Ctrl+C and tried to run
make clean. That also gave the
/sbin/modprobe: invalid option -- 'l' error a bunch of times but eventually finished.
At this point I googled a bit and eventually found this from 2 years ago which states that the
-l flag was not implemented in the kernel at that point, but it was on a TODO list. I checked man modprobe and the
-l flag wasn't mentioned anywhere, nor was there a TOOD section. I also checked the make file and sure enough it tries to invoke
/sbin/modprobe with the
-l flag, causing the
make process to fail.
Has anybody encountered this problem with
modprobe before? Is there some alternative command I can substitute it with? (I can edit the makefile). Any help would be greatly appreciated.