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    PCMICIA Wireless card Airlive WL8000PCM

    Hi,
    I have tried to install this card with the Linux driver on their website (Linuxant) but I haven't been able to install it. It says that it can't find the linux kernel source. Where can I find this? Has anyone been able to install it?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: PCMICIA Wireless card Airlive WL8000PCM

    does issuing the command

    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    which should install the build-essential package help if you attempt again to install the driver package?

    if you type the command

    lspci
    give .. it will help identify more details about your wireless

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    Re: PCMICIA Wireless card Airlive WL8000PCM

    Can you hook up an ethernet connection and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential
    Then try sudo make install again.
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    Re: PCMICIA Wireless card Airlive WL8000PCM

    Thanks for the replies!

    lspci gives this:

    Code:
    06:00.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
    Trying all the other commands has no effect on my problem, I have everything installed and updated already... I keep on getting this message:

    Code:
    Configurando driverloader (2.26tiabocom) ...
    Linuxant DriverLoader for Wireless LAN devices, version 2.26tiabocom
    
    No pre-built modules for: Debian-squeeze/sid linux-2.6.31-17-generic i686-SMP
    
    Trying to automatically build the driver modules...
    (this requires a C compiler and proper kernel sources to be installed)
    
    Where is the linux source build directory that matches your running kernel?
    [/lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/build]     
    
    WARNING: the kernel version () defined in
    /lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/build/include/linux/version.h
    does not match the currently running kernel (2.6.31-17-generic)
    The cause of this problem is an incorrect kernel source path.
    Please check that /lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/build points to the right tree.
    The cause of this is usually a missing or unconfigured
    kernel source tree (and sometimes an incorrect directory or symbolic link).
    
    However, proper /boot/config-2.6.31-17-generic was found.
    Would you like to try using it (in a temporary kernel tree)? [yes] n
    
    ERROR: The kernel at '/lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/build' was compiled without the following
    options enabled: CONFIG_NET_RADIO CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS
    These options are needed for DriverLoader. Please enable these kernel
    options, re-compile the kernel and try again.
    dpkg: error al procesar driverloader (--configure):
     el subproceso script post-installation instalado devolvió el código de salida de error 1
    Se encontraron errores al procesar:
     driverloader
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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    Re: PCMICIA Wireless card Airlive WL8000PCM

    Does it build properly, that is, with no errors, if you change to:
    Would you like to try using it (in a temporary kernel tree)? [yes] y
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    Re: PCMICIA Wireless card Airlive WL8000PCM

    It makes no difference. It says it cannot use it. Also on the first question:

    Code:
    Where is the linux source build directory that matches your running kernel?
    [/lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/build]
    You can point it to wherever you want by writing the path. I tried with different paths and it always says they don't match the current kernel.

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    Re: PCMICIA Wireless card Airlive WL8000PCM

    This is a problematic chipset.
    Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
    This will give you a sense of the difficulty: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ghlight=acx111

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/495077

    I have looked at the Linuxant site and, if I am reading correctly, it is a way to use the Windows driver. There is a way to do the same here in Ubuntu, called ndiswrapper. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper

    If you have the Windows drivers, either by download or on the CD, I'd suggest you try ndiswrapper first.
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    Re: PCMICIA Wireless card Airlive WL8000PCM

    On the Airlive website it says that this Linuxant thing is the Linux driver. What I understood is that this is another alternative to ndiswrapper but still I'll give it a shot to see what I get. I'll post back with any progress. Thanks!

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