I'd already read some other topics on here about installing modems with Intel chipsets on Ubuntu, and pretty much followed them word for word. I even reinstalled Ubuntu and started over, just to make sure I wasn't doing it wrong.
Ubuntu is my first Linux experience, so bear with me here.
First, I installed the kernel header files from the Ubuntu disc, using the command
apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
in a root terminal.
Once that is finished, I unpack the 188.8.131.52 version of the driver and use a patch i found in another topic. Everything goes smoothly until I try to use the make command.
Make clean works fine, but then I'm supposed to type make 537 and finally, make install.
However, I get hung up on make 537; I get a few errors, and at the end it says FAILED TO BUILD DRIVER. I wish I could post the exact errors, but I'm away from that computer right now.
If it's neccessary, I can probably post the exact messages sometime tomorrow, but if anyone else has had similar problems and can help, it will be appreciated.