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Heya, I'm running Mandrake 9.2, (kernel 2.4.22) and I am trying to get my D Link 520+ Internet card working. I am a Linux Newbie and hopefully you can help me.
So far I have been following the guide, but I have some problems =/
I have successfully finished the following (I think)
The firmware used by the windows driver consists of several files normally
named WLANGEN.BIN, RADIO0d.BIN and RADIO11.BIN which can be found in
the c:\winnt\system32 directory, or in the install archive.
Place these files in the firmware directory, and you are ready to roll.
MAKE SURE THAT THE CASE SENSITIVITY OF THE FILENAME CHARACTERS IS EXACTLY
AS WRITTEN ABOVE!! Otherwise the driver will NOT find the image files...
Note that earlier versions of the windows driver shipped with individual radio
files (small firmware plus RFMD radio file plus Maxim radio file)
as well as combined versions (one bigger firmware, which is the old concept).
Here you have a choice, you can either copy the individual files over
(which will need to be renamed to the firmware names given above)
or use the combined file on its own. If you copy the combined file it must be
renamed to "WLANGEN.BIN".
I have those files all in my firmware folder, now it is asking me to do the following (Where I'm having problems)
Just run "make" in the main directory (make sure to have package
"make" installed on your system!), and your driver will be ready
in a second. It is located in src/acx100_pci.o .
In case the build fails, then please make sure that the symbolic link
/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build exists and points to the matching
kernel source directory. Now copy /boot/vmlinuz.version.h to
I opened up Terminal and used mc to get to the folder firmware. I typed in make and got the following:
In the guide it says I should have a file called acx100_pci.o in my src/ directory. I don't know where the acx100_pci.o file is, but there are extract files in my firmware folder. I don't quite understand the second paragraph that starts with 'In case the build fails,'.
If someone could please help me get this damned network card work it would be greatly appreciated.