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Old 09-01-2002, 10:09 PM   #1
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D-Link DFE-690TXD

Has anyone been able to install the DLink DFE-690TXD PCMCIA card on their laptop?

Its install disk contains drivers for Linux but they only compile with kernel 2.2. I'm using Mandrake with kernel 2.4

This is the support from DLink:

"Unfortunately we do not have a full release driver for Kernel 2.2 and later we
have seen however that people have been able to use the driver on later version.
We have emailed HQ on this, hopefully we receive a driver for the newer version."

Any suggestions on how to get it to work?

Old 09-06-2002, 09:13 AM   #2
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I got the card working on my Gateway Solo last night under Slackware using drivers from this page:

I think I also installed the latest PCMCIA package from sourceforge and installed the dhcpcd client from the Slackware 8.0 CD. The only thing wrong with it right now is that upon insertion I get two beeps and DHCP is not automatically started. But after inserting the card I just start the dhcpcd myself and everything runs great.

Hope that helps.
Let me know if you have anymore questions.
Old 09-08-2002, 05:39 PM   #3
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I seem to have a different file structure than that stated in the README.

My Mandrake install has no /usr/src/linux/include/linux/modversions.h
Instead it has it at

So i modified the Makefile accordingly and I get the following errors:

gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -I/usr/src/linux/include -include /usr/include/linux/modversions.h -pipe -fno-strength-reduce -DMODVERSIONS -c -o pci-scan.o pci-scan.c
In file included from pci-scan.c:1:
/usr/include/linux/modversions.h:1:2: #error Modules should never use kernel-headers system headers,
/usr/include/linux/modversions.h:2:2: #error but headers from an appropriate kernel-source
make: *** [pci-scan.o] Error 1

I also had to add the directory /usr/src/modules because it didn't exist.

Is Mandrake just different, or did i screw up the install ages ago?
Old 09-09-2002, 04:58 PM   #4
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/usr/src/linux will _ALWAYS_ point to the kernel source code. If you are running Mandrake (I'd guess, what 8.1, 8.2?) make sure that whatever kernel you are running on (from the command prompt type 'uname -s -r' to find out specific version) that you also have the source code installed. For example, 'uname -s -r' returns Linux 2.4.18 for me. Check your Mandrake CDs, you should have an RPM file that installs the kernel source code. Install this kernel source rpm, version 2.4.18 in my case) and that shoud provide you with the .h file you need. If not let me know.



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