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Hi. I'm new in Linux. I installed Slackware 9.0 a couple of days ago and I can't make my wireless network card to work. The card is US Robotics 2216. Does anyone know if it is supported by Linux? Is there a driver I can get from somewhere? Thanks
Hi. Sorry for the incomplete info. Yes, it is a pci card. I just found that is based on the texas instruments chipset. The distro I'm using is Slackware 9.0 and the kernel bare.i.
The output of /sbin/lspci was
The wireless card is the nasty TI acx100 chipset, check the thread at the top of hardware for more info. Also, www.houseofcraig.net a member here, has a pretty good write-up on it. TI refused to release driver specs, but some little company out of tiawan wrote a linux driver and later pulled it when they got their hand slapped by TI. There's also a blackbox ground-up peek and poke driver out there too, both are linked to from:
When I got the driver to load for slack 9.0, I think I used the mangled SuSe 8.2 driver, whichever is cert'ed to work with 2.4.20 and gcc 3.2-ish. This little bugger is a mess though, and the open source driver is still rather alpha, it might be better to swap cards.
What's the first line of the file named "configure"
#!/bin/bash perchance? The first line is pointing to a different location for a shell then where you have it on your system. So you have to match the location of the interpreter with the first line of the configure script.
It's probably better if I compile it for you on my slack9 box and post it for download, I was going to put it up on my site anyway, I'll post back when I've got it ready for you, I'll go ahead and download/separate the firmware for that card too. Instructions will follow..