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November 14th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Hi, a newbie question. I have just installed Karmic Koala build onto my old macbook G4 powerpc which detects the realtek 8185 pci wireless card but i cannot get any driver to install.

*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0001:11:00.0
version: 20
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm cap_list
configuration: latency=0 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32
resources: ioport:1000(size=256) memory:88000000-880003ff

Apparently i cant use ndiswrapper as its powerpc and when i try to run sudo make on the latest realtek drivers i get the following error

error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘hard_start_xmit’

does anyone know of a driver that will compile and install?

help please!

November 14th, 2009, 06:05 PM
having tried everything i could find over the last 8 hours and having reinstalled a couple of times i am no where nearer getting the card to work and cannot find anything that works. The instructions from http://rtl-wifi.sourceforge.net/wiki/Main_Page result in errors when followed, the new drivers from realtek are obviously not for powerpc devices. would another flavour work? ie Fedora for powerpc