OK, well I will give some instructions here for how you would *normally* proceed with such a bz2 archive; I should mention though, that building such a driver from sourcecode (which is probably what is inside that bz2 archive) and installing it like this, is NOT what you would ideally do. Normally, we would like to make a PACKAGE (in your case, an Ubuntu package) which can be managed by your package manager, so if anyone else wants to step in here and give some better Ubuntu-specific instructions for this card/driver, I'm all ears. (As I mentioned, I don't use *buntu, so I'm just going to give generic instructions here on what to do with that .bz2 file)
So.. The .bz2 file is an archive, like a .ZIP that you might be familiar with from Windows. On linux, there are lots of GUI tools and whatnot, for dealing with archives, but here is a command-line command you can use to extract the archive. You do this in a console such as gnome-terminal:
shell$ tar xjvf <archive.tar.bz2>
So, the above should extract the archive, creating a new folder in your current directory, full of files.
If that works OK, then enter that folder:
shell$ cd <folder-name>
Now.. How to proceed? There may be a README or INSTALL file inside the folder. If so, read it. With any luck, it says something like "run ./configure
, and then make install
", so let's try that from inside the folder:
.. you may see a bunch of crap fly by now ..
.. more crap should go by, and HOPEFULLY doesn't abort due to an error ..
shell$ sudo make install
Now, if you get this far with no troubles and no errors, let us know.
If something doesn't work, again, tell us what doesn't work, and copy/paste the errors you see, into your next post here.
If all went well, you have just built the driver. The next step will involve other stuff, which I may or may not be able to help with since I'm rather rusty with wireless, but we have loads of skilled members who have got their wireless running right now, so someone
will be able to help.
Remember: there are other ways to go about this -- this is just one, generic, way to do it.