Hello, I recently installed Slackware 11 on this IBM T22 Thinkpad I have lying around. I've been fooling around with linux for a little bit now and I guess I want to start being more serious about it. Along with that I wanted to get this wireless pcmcia card I have up and working so I can be (mostly) untethered. Unfortunately I've been having no end of trouble getting this linux-wlan-ng driver thing working (as per Linksys' knowledge base instructions). I don't consider myself a complete
newbie when it comes to Linux, but this is just driving me crazy due to these seemingly illogical behaviors.
Each time I get through the make phase I get at least one error (prism2_cs.c:29: error: syntax error before "int") followed by several warnings from the same line. Once I get to the make install phase (I use checkinstall) it throws a "cp: cannot stat 'prism2_cs.o': No such file or directory" error (I assume because it couldn't compile prism2_cs.c for whatever crap reason, ergo, the file doesn't exist) and aborts the installation. I've also noticed that when I run the Configure script, despite me choosing yes on the first option (Build Prism2.x PCMCIA Card Services (_cs) driver?) it never prompts me to enter the pcmcia-cs source directory. Just plain skips it.
Linux source directory [/usr/src/linux-126.96.36.199]:
The kernel source tree is version 188.8.131.52.
The current kernel build date is Fri Sep 1 04:15:45 2006.
Alternate target install root directory on host :
PCMCIA script directory [/etc/pcmcia]:
Module install directory [/lib/modules/184.108.40.206]:
Never asks for it. I really don't know what I should be doing. I looked at the code for the configure script and although I can't really understand the syntax of the script that well, I can see that it should be asking for the source directory provided $PRISM2_PCMCIA is equal to "y" and $WLAN_KERN_PCMCIA is not equal to "y". Kind of greek to me.
Also of note, I just checked the hardware compatibility list and saw that I have a WPC11 version 4, which uses a Realtek chipset and not a Prism one. Does this mean that I should give up to work on something else because it's just not compatible with linux/this driver? If that is the case, I'd like my previous question answered as at least a learning experience (considering the driver/my system has absolutely no idea what this card is and should still theoretically install).
Thanks in advance.
Wow that was a long post.