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Old 02-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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Question broke rt3572 driver for wusb600n v2 while trying to make it better

I have been using UBUNTU 9.10 on a toshiba satellite notebook for about 8 months. My first challenge was getting online and staying that way with mobility.

I purchased a Cisco Systems Linksys WUSB600N version 2 from the store and brought it home to install on my machine. My first install was successful, to some degree. I followed the instructions that I found here on our forums and was soon on my way.

After a while, though, I started being disappointed with my device's performance. It would frequently drop my connection, and was always reliably slow- even under a good signal.

I assume that it can work better, so I proceeded to go back online, and search for a new driver. Herein lies my problem. Instead of searching for ways of optimizing the device performance I opted to install a new driver (which turns out to be the same driver).

I have read threads on installing the driver:

which were very helpful the first time, but in my current position leave me hanging. I have read many pages on many sites trying to avoid posting un-necessarily, but to no avail. I think my problems stem from n00b status, and so I will divulge my symptoms:

1) I did not uninstall the first driver -- don't know if it's a problem, but i'm listing it --

2) I can't fully decipher the README file particularly this part:
3>In os/linux/
define the GCC and LD of the target machine
define the compiler flags CFLAGS
modify to meet your need "

# --I have followed steps 1> and 2> successfully, I think.

3) the error I receive when running make in the driver's directory is as follows:

make [1]: Entering directory '/lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/build'
make [1]: *** No rule to make target 'modules'. Stop.
make [1]: Leaving directory '/lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/build'
make: *** [LINUX] Error 2

I feel like I'm missing something essential in either the 'Makefile' or the '' files, but now turn to the help of the community.

Thank you for your time and advice


Last edited by seamuscristo; 02-07-2011 at 06:43 PM. Reason: decided to keep looking in forums for answer
Old 02-07-2011, 03:24 PM   #2
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I have read on the forums that the destination for the install "/lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/build" must include a chunk of the kernel since as of now it is empty. I'm wondering if I can create a symbolic link to the kernel within that directory in order to give it what it needs... but I'm taking shots in the dark here.
Old 02-09-2011, 02:28 PM   #3
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After beating my head against the floor a few times, I came up with a cheat fix for my own issue.

I copied the old build directory into the new build directory (which was empty) and it worked.

now I'm confused on step six, but this experience has taught me that the answers to all my questions are already out there.

Thank you Linux Questions dot org.

now how the heck do i...?



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