View Full Version : drivers/net/wireless/net80211 missing in kernel source package?

Paha Pukki
January 23rd, 2005, 12:34 PM
Hi -

I have built and installed the Ubuntu Linux kernel but can't get my wireless network adapter to start with it.

I checked the differences between my kernel and the standard Ubuntu kernel ( and I found that the standard kernel has as /lib/modules/ directory, which is missing from my kernel.
Then I found that the Ubuntu linux-source- package I used for building my kernel does not have a drivers/net/wireless/net80211 source directory.

Is this missing somehow or do I need to do something else to get the net80211 kernel modules built?

Paha Pukki
January 23rd, 2005, 11:10 PM
Ah well, nevermind. The problem was caused by the absence of two firmware files for my D-Link/TI ACX100 wireless network card in the /lib/hotplub/firmware directory. After copying them from the original Ubuntu kernel everything worked. I guess I have to figure out now why they were not automatically generated by the kernel build...

Paha Pukki
January 23rd, 2005, 11:23 PM
OK, found them. Both the ACX100 firmware files and the net80211 kernel modules are in the linux-restricted-modules- package.