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    Exclamation Error Message when Installing Wireless Card Driver

    For some reason, when I try to install the driver for my wireless card (and it matches the card, the driver is made by the same company that makes a specific driver for it), however, for some reason I get an error message when trying to install the driver.

    My laptop is dual partitioned, with 20GB being Windows XP and 30GB being Ubuntu, with about 200GB of free space floating around for me to use at my whim. When I'm booting Windows XP, the wireless card (RT2860) and driver works fine (it came preinstalled along with Windows XP, I added on Ubuntu second); yet, when I run Ubuntu, it doesn't have the driver for my wireless card and thus only senses eth0, but I've run into a conundrum because I can't install the driver on Ubuntu, either, as I get this error message.

    Help...?

    Wireless Card Information:
    802.11n Wireless LAN Card
    Ralink Technology Corp
    PCI Slot 9 PCI bus 3 device 0 function 0

    Driver Provider Ralink Technology Corp
    Driver date 3/24/2009
    Version 1.4.2.0

    rt2860.sys

    Driver Information/Link >> http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2

    glchriste@ubuntu:~$ dir
    Desktop Downloads Music Public Videos
    Documents examples.desktop Pictures Templates
    glchriste@ubuntu:~$ cd Desktop
    glchriste@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ dir
    2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0
    2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0.tar.bz2
    2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_WebUI_v2.2.0.0
    2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_WebUI_v2.2.0.0.tgz
    Artwork
    CompilingEasyHowTo_files
    CompilingEasyHowTo.htm
    how-to-install-source-files-in-ubuntu_files
    how-to-install-source-files-in-ubuntu.html
    Movies
    Music
    ndiswrapper-1.55.tar.gz
    Programming
    tarfileinstall.txt
    Torrents
    Writing
    glchriste@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ cd 2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0
    glchriste@ubuntu:~/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0$ sudo make install
    [sudo] password for glchriste:
    make -C /home/glchriste/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0/os/linux -f Makefile.6 install
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/etc/Wireless': File exists
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/glchriste/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0/os/linux'
    rm -rf /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA
    mkdir /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA
    cp /home/glchriste/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0/RT2860STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/.
    install -d /lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
    install -m 644 -c rt2860sta.ko /lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
    install: cannot stat `rt2860sta.ko': No such file or directory
    make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/glchriste/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0/os/linux'
    make: *** [install] Error 2
    glchriste@ubuntu:~/Desktop/2009_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.2.0.0$
    Last edited by glchriste; January 28th, 2010 at 03:09 PM.

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