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April 29th, 2009, 03:00 AM
I have an old laptop (Pentium 2) with an 3CRWE62092A X-Jack wireless card. Back in the day, I compiled the poldhu wireless driver (http://poldhu.sourceforge.net/) for it, and all was well. Unfortunately, the code will not compile with the last few Ubuntu releases. Has anyone had any luck? If so, what did you do?

If I can compile the wireless driver, I will be able to give a 100% working laptop away to a friend. Please help if you can. Thanks!

By the way, ndiswrapper does not work with the windows driver.

Crafty Kisses
April 29th, 2009, 03:01 AM
Do you have build-essentials installed?

April 29th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Yes, of course. There are compilation errors when I type "sudo make".

May 11th, 2009, 01:53 AM
Solved, but not being fixed. From the Poldhu driver developer:

The poldhu driver development is kinda dead these days...
I think that my board broke down, and it is quite difficult these days to find
a laptop with PCMCIA...

As far as I remember the last kernel I have seen it alive was 2.6.21, and I
made some blind fixes for 2.6.24, and then it become pointless...

The wireless code is changing a lot from kernel version to kernel version, so
it would be necessary to go in small steps - 2.6.25...26.......30
It has nothing to do with gcc - the API
is changing...


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