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    Compiling ACX for the new Ubuntu 9.10

    I have a wireless pci card USR 5416, which has the chipset ACX 111. It worked fine in Ubuntu 9.04, but it is no more supported in Ubuntu 9.10, so I need to manually compile the acx module. I followed these instructions http://acx100.sourceforge.net/wiki/D...on_list/Ubuntu but I found an error:

    Code:
    andrea@andrea-desktop:/usr/src/acx-20070101$ sudo make -C /lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/build M=`pwd`
    [sudo] password for andrea: 
    make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-14-generic'
      CC [M]  /usr/src/acx-20070101/wlan.o
    In file included from /usr/src/acx-20070101/acx.h:2,
                     from /usr/src/acx-20070101/wlan.c:49:
    /usr/src/acx-20070101/wlan_compat.h:224: error: conflicting types for ‘irqreturn_t’
    include/linux/irqreturn.h:16: note: previous declaration of ‘irqreturn_t’ was here
    make[1]: *** [/usr/src/acx-20070101/wlan.o] Error 1
    make: *** [_module_/usr/src/acx-20070101] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-14-generic'
    Could someone help me in solving this problem?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Compiling ACX for the new Ubuntu 9.10

    but it is no more supported in Ubuntu 9.10
    No? What about this doesn't work for you?:
    /lib/modules/2.6.28-16-generic/kernel/ubuntu/misc/wireless/acx/acx.ko
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    Re: Compiling ACX for the new Ubuntu 9.10

    2.6.28-16 is not the kernel of the new Ubuntu 9.10. If you check in the 9.10 (2.6.31-14 kernel), you will not find acx.ko module.

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    Re: Compiling ACX for the new Ubuntu 9.10

    Yikes! I need a trip to the eye doctor to get a few more grinds on these old tri-focals, it seems. I'm sorry about that.

    I have googled this and it seems that ndiswrapper may the only way to get the acx going.

    As far as compiling the Sourceforge driver, I think that a driver built in January of 2007 is just too old to work successfully. Development stopped in early 2008, it seems, when the acx module was incorporated in the mainline kernel. Now, it seems it's an orphan.
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    Re: Compiling ACX for the new Ubuntu 9.10

    There are official bug report and patch to compile acx.
    https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?fun...80&atid=543745

    Now it can be compiled, but I didn't get driver fully working.

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    Re: Compiling ACX for the new Ubuntu 9.10

    I was also able to get it to compile with the patch but it did not work at all.

    I wish someone would put this in the mainline kernel so we don't have this problem.
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    Re: Compiling ACX for the new Ubuntu 9.10

    I have removed networkmanager on my Ubuntu and have used patched ACX for 5 months without any harm.
    (running with same time with networkmanager cause system freeze)

    http://cc.oulu.fi/~rantalai/acx_karmic.patch

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    Lightbulb Re: Compiling ACX for the new Ubuntu 9.10

    OMG I finally got this working on Karmic. Needed to: 1] apt-get remove network-manager (other posts just say to stop it), 2] get most recent firmware and driver from sf.net, 3] get the patch for karmic, 4] apply the patch, compile, and install acx.ko, 5] insmod acx.ko, 6] use iwconfig and/or /etc/network/interfaces to set any parameters, Acx kernel driver is no longer writing 1.5 GB per hour to syslog, messages, and kern.log! Hurray.

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