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Old 11-04-2004, 06:18 PM   #1
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wLan driver "make" errors

I have looked all over the internet and havn't been able to a solution to this problem....

I have an old intersil wireless card that i want to get running in linux.

PCnet Mobile Chipset by AMD (intersil)
AM 79C930 VC
sold as OEM (i worked for wireless isp in 2000, out of buiness in 2001)

Reading forums, it uses the linux-wlan drivers (

so i downloaded thoes and unpacked them.

The readme has me set some directories:

Linux source /usrc/src/linux
PCMCIA source /root/tools/pcmcia-cs-2376 (whatever it is )
module directory
builcd pci=n
build cs=y

(thats a condensed version)

then it has me do:
make clean
make all

if no errors
make install

i did a make cleanthe first time with no errors
make all

gave me this type of error:

# make all
set -e; for d in driver wlanctl wlandump man; do make -C $d ; done
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/src/linux-wlan-0.3.4/driver'
cc -E -M -D__LINUX_WLAN__ -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE=1 -I../include
-I/usr/src/linux/include -I/include -I/modules "-DWLAN_INCLUDE_DEBUG
"-DWLAN_INCLUDE_SNIF" am930mod.c am930hw.c am930hw_db.c
~~~~~~ <---- (edited for lenth issues...)
am930llc.c:1634: structure has no member named `tbusy'
am930llc.c:1635: `NET_BH' undeclared (first use in this function)
am930llc.c:1635: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
am930llc.c:1635: for each function it appears in.)
/usr/src/linux/include/linux/interrupt.h:228: warning: inlining failed
in call to `mark_bh'
am930llc.c:1635: warning: called from here
make[1]: *** [isa_obj/am930llc.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/src/linux-wlan-0.3.4/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2

now "make clean" sometimes errors out with a " missing binary operator before token "( "

i don't know why its doign what its doing... any help would be appreciated
Old 11-05-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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