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Old 08-05-2007, 04:33 AM   #1
ultranoize
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Error while making ipw2200


Hi, I'm running ubuntu feisty in a thinkpad t43 with Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection (rev 05). I'm trying to install ipw2200 but I'm having some problems making the module. I have followed the instructions contained the INSTALL file in the ipw2200-1.2.0.tgz tar downloaded from here. When I make the ieee80211 file i get this:

Code:
spp@t43:~/OtherPrograms/ieee80211-1.2.18$ make
Makefile:17: 
Makefile:18: WARNING: $SHELL not set to bash.
Makefile:19: If you experience build errors, try
Makefile:20: 'make SHELL=/bin/bash'.
Makefile:21: 
Checking in /lib/modules/2.6.20-16-generic for ieee80211 components...
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.20-16-generic/build M=/home/spp/OtherPrograms/ieee80211-1.2.18 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-16-generic'
/home/spp/OtherPrograms/ieee80211-1.2.18/Makefile:17: 
/home/spp/OtherPrograms/ieee80211-1.2.18/Makefile:18: WARNING: $SHELL not set to bash.
/home/spp/OtherPrograms/ieee80211-1.2.18/Makefile:19: If you experience build errors, try
/home/spp/OtherPrograms/ieee80211-1.2.18/Makefile:20: 'make SHELL=/bin/bash'.
/home/spp/OtherPrograms/ieee80211-1.2.18/Makefile:21: 
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 5 modules
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-16-generic'
I double checked to see if the ieee80211.h file was where ipw2200 expects it to be and it is:

Code:
spp@t43:~$ ls /usr/src/modules/ieee80211/driver/net/
ieee80211_crypt.h  ieee80211.h
Now when i try to make ipw2200 i get this:

Code:
spp@t43:~/OtherPrograms/ipw2200-1.2.0$ sudo make IEEE80211_INC=usr/src/modules/ieee80211/driver/net
-e 
 ERROR: ieee80211.h not found in 'usr/src/modules/ieee80211/driver/net'.

You need to install the ieee80211 subsystem from http://ieee80211.sf.net
and point this build to the location where you installed those sources, eg.:

% make IEEE80211_INC=/usr/src/ieee80211/

will look for ieee80211.h in /usr/src/ieee80211/net/

make: *** [check_inc] Error 1

Any suggestions? I know it should be kinda straight forward to do this but I really can't figure out what's wrong.

HELP!!!! Please.....
 
Old 08-05-2007, 11:10 AM   #2
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Code:
spp@t43:~/OtherPrograms/ipw2200-1.2.0$ sudo make IEEE80211_INC=usr/src/modules/ieee80211/driver/net
-e 
 ERROR: ieee80211.h not found in 'usr/src/modules/ieee80211/driver/net'.
If this is exactly what you entered, you're missing the leading forward slash. Note my change in red, it should be
Code:
sudo make IEEE80211_INC=/usr/src/modules/ieee80211/driver/net
 
Old 08-06-2007, 03:58 PM   #3
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thanks weibullguy (as in Waloddi?). I was really frustrated so I made a reinstall. Now everything works out of the box, including desktop effects.
 
Old 08-06-2007, 09:34 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ultranoize
Any suggestions? I know it should be kinda straight forward to do this but I really can't figure out what's wrong.

HELP!!!! Please.....
I have had similar problems on Fedora (I have an ipw2100 card) but this should be a lot easier for you:
  1. Download the firmware for your card from here:
    http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php
  2. untar the firmware.
  3. move all the .fw files to the firmware directory:
    Code:
    sudo mv *.fw /lib/firmware/
  4. sudo remove any prior module
    Code:
    sudo /sbin/modprobe -r ipw2200
  5. load the 2200 module:
    Code:
    sudo /sbin/modprobe ipw2200
  6. reboot

Good Luck!

Last edited by mattax.m; 08-06-2007 at 09:35 PM.
 
  


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