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Old 10-29-2006, 10:25 AM   #1
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Question avm WLAN USB-stick on Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft)


finally found the appropriate forum, I hope.

After the in other respects smooth installation of Ubuntu 6.10 on my laptop I'd like to establish a connection to the WWW via my WLAN USB-stick ([/url]. The only installation instruction I found was this German one (

Unfortunately after entering
cd fritz/src
sudo make
(changing to the unpacked directory and starting the installation) I got this error messages ('Fehler' is the German word for error as you may know):
ann@ubuntubox:~/fritz/src$ sudo make
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.17-10-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/ann/fritz/src modules
make[1]: Betrete Verzeichnis '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.17-10-generic'
  CC [M]  /home/ann/fritz/src/main.o
In file included from /home/ann/fritz/src/main.c:31:
/home/ann/fritz/src/tools.h:75: error: expected identifier or ‘(’ before ‘typeof’
/home/ann/fritz/src/tools.h:75: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘__xchg’
/home/ann/fritz/src/main.c:65: error: unknown field ‘owner’ specified in initializer
/home/ann/fritz/src/main.c:65: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
make[2]: *** [/home/ann/fritz/src/main.o] Fehler 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/ann/fritz/src] Fehler 2
make[1]: Verlasse Verzeichnis '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.17-10-generic'
make: *** [fwlanusb.o] Fehler 2
'Betrete Verzeichnis' means 'entering directory' and 'Verlasse Verzeichnis' at the end of the error message means 'leaving directory'.

Sorry for the dissected URLs above but as a noob to I am not allowed to post links to other sites yet (wonderful idea!!!).

Any ideas how to get ahead? If you need additional information please let me know.

Thanks in advance...

Old 11-27-2006, 06:30 PM   #2
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The compile error you got means with all likelihood that the driver you're trying to compile is broken. Period. If you don't want to start hacking the source code, all you can do is tell the author (AVM?) about it and hope the problem will be fixed (maybe it _is_ fixed by now, given the age of this thread).

There's this page (glad I'm allowed to use links ) in the same Wiki saying you should use NdisWrapper anyway.

Non-german speaking people with the same problem should go for the NdisWrapper homepage (or search LQ for ndiswrapper).
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AVM Fritz USB stick native driver compilation ends with errors


even if it is ages ago I came to the same err mgs yesterday.
Did you ever solve the problem ?

Meanwhile there is an english version of the installation procedure.
I went a little bit further but got stuck at the end with another error.

If you want I can sent you the english installation procedure


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