New linux user here,
…my default network card did not work and i didn’t have ethernet.
… So! I bought a usb wireless driver called 802.11n, It comes with a CD that contains the driver so extracted the files and read instructions.
… when I try to run command $make or make. It shows make command not found.
… I think I need install something called metapackage , but I don’t laptop isn’t connected to internet.
Can i somehow download it on mobile and then transfer it to linux and get it working ?
Did you install the
base-devel package group, which contains software you need to build/compile packages? Looks like you didn’t.
You should have a USB → Ethernet adapter, if your laptop does not have a native ethernet port, for these occasions.
Yes looks like I don’t have it.
I do have an ethernet port available, I just don’t have a router, mobile hotspot is usually good enough for most tasks I do.
Is there something I do?
Well, mobile tethering could be an option, depending on your phone.
But the problem is that the laptop doesn’t detect wifi.
For that i need to compile the driver that comes with it. For that I think I need to use ‘make’ , which doesn’t work and shows command not found.
Mobile tethering is not the same as a wifi hotspot.
Mobile tethering is you connecting your phone via USB to the laptop and then using the Phones internet connection through USB on the laptop.
Woah, That’s amazing!
The Sudo pacman -S base-devel
Gives warning: database file for ‘core’ not found,
And three more similar warnings.
Can you refer me to a guide to get base-devel on manjaro?
I should be able to get the other things working.
Thanks a lot!
$ sudo pacman -Syu --needed base-devel
It worked, thanks!
Welcome to the forum!
Classic XY Problem: You’re asking about your attempted solution rather than your actual problem . This leads to enormous amounts of wasted time and energy, both on the part of people asking for help, and on the part of those providing help.
That’s a wireless protocol, not a device.
Please post your system info as outlined here:
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