Ubuntu 8.04/DWL-G630 HW:E2 FW:5.00

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=5027

TheSwede86

05-10-2008 00:46:20

Hello!

First of all I am really new to Linux (and Ubuntu) so if you might suspect that I would have missed any steps prior to installing this driver then please point that out and suggest if that might be the case.

I apologize if this has been posted before, I have scoured the internet and tried to search this entire day (and night) for an answer to get my PC-Card working but nothing (

I downloaded the rt61-cvs-2008093011 and made the following commands

make

that resulted in

*** Module rt61.ko built successfully

and then sudo make install that gives this

WARNING Couldn't find symtab and strtab in module /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/extra/rt61.ko

dmesg gives

[ 2842.224280] rt61 module has no symbols (stripped?)

if I then try with sudo modprobe rt61 I get

FATAL Error inserting rt61 (/lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/extra/rt61.ko) Invalid module format

dmesg gives

[ 7474.168531] rt61 module has no symbols (stripped?)

I remember that when I first ran this it warned that the file was to big and I had to strip it, I did so and now when I have tried these commands a few times I don't get the "stripped" errors anymore, could I have stripped it to much?

I have no idea what the problem might be since I am really new to Linux (Ubuntu) and the entire style of commands in the Terminal etc.

Best Regards & Thanks in advance - TheSwede86

Spy84464

06-10-2008 19:41:28

Hello,
And does that work if you don't strip the kernel module at all? Was the message you got simply a warning or an error from modprobe?

Regards,
Romain

TheSwede86

07-10-2008 11:57:44

Hello,
And does that work if you don't strip the kernel module at all? Was the message you got simply a warning or an error from modprobe?

Regards,
Romain[/quote3g8um8ae]

I have tried rebuilding it, and now it doesn't say anything about wanting me to strip the file but instead everything works!!!

A while and then my computer freezes. Any idea on what might cause this? Running Wicd for network management but I guess a compability issue wouldn't result in such a massive error as a system freeze?

By the way how do I do a complete uninstallation of the driver (since I want to get back to the strip message)?

Best Regards & Thanks in advance - TheSwede86

Spy84464

07-10-2008 18:34:23

Can you post a debug trace, as explained in the TESTING file coming with the driver, when the crash occurs?
There should be no issue whatever the program you use.
Uninstalling the driver is simple, just delete the .ko file.