I am a newbie in linux and I recently installed the last version of ubuntu into my an old notebook that don't have integrated wireless card. Because of that I bought a Gigabyte [b1a4vx1sp]GN-WMKG[/b1a4vx1sp] that I used to use in windows without any problems. Unfortunately it seems that the new version of ubuntu detect and install the drivers for this card but I have instability on the sign and by some obscure reason I cannot connect to protected wireless networks.
So I decided to search for a more appropriated driver and with a google search I found you project. I then use the ubuntu packet manager to install the source for rt2500 but when I try to follow the instructions in the README file I get an error during compilation with the follow command
module-assistant build rt2500
When I check the log I get the following information
# Install module ?
? dh_installdirs lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless ?
? # Build modules ?
? /usr/bin/make KERNDIR=/usr/src/linux PATCHLEVEL=6 ?
? make Entering directory `/usr/src/modules/rt2500' ?
? make Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic' ?
? CC [M] /usr/src/modules/rt2500/rtmp_main.o ?
? /usr/src/modules/rt2500/rtmp_main.c In function ‘RT2500_probe’ ?
? /usr/src/modules/rt2500/rtmp_main.c254 error implicit declaration of ?
? function ‘SET_MODULE_OWNER’ ?
? make *** [/usr/src/modules/rt2500/rtmp_main.o] Error 1 ?
? make *** [_module_/usr/src/modules/rt2500] Error 2 ?
? make Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic' ?
? rt2500.ko failed to build!
Can someone help me solve this problem?
Thanks in advance
How did you try to compile the module? Which instructions did you follow?
I follow the instructions present in the README file that comes with the source package.
I don't have the laptop here right now so I can't tell you exactly the instructions but I remember it uses module-assistant build or something similar. But when I get home I can give you the exact instruction.
I can't find any reference to module-assistant in the README. Are you using a tarball from our website? module-assistant is Debian (and Ubuntu) specific, and it's the recommend way to install modules on these distributions, but you can do without (and I've been for years
). So if you haven't, try again with the latest CVS tarball from our download section.