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May 24th, 2011, 11:51 AM

A friend is running Ubuntu 10.04 on a laptop that uses the Ralink RT5390 chip for wifi which requires compiling and adding a module (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1645716&highlight=rt5390).

My plan is to...
1. download on my 10.04 laptop whatever .dpkg packages are needed to compile a new module,
2. meet at a location that has a good wifi (just in case),
3. connect the two laptops with a cross-over Ethernet cable,
4. download and install the compiling tools + module source on her laptop, and
5. cross my fingers.

So I need to know three things:
1. Which Ubuntu packages must I download to be able to compile a new module? Is "build-essential" enough?

2. Where can I find those packages as .dpkg, so I can install from those offline files instead of fetching them from the Net?

3. To get an Ethernet connection going between the two laptops, do I need to do anything extra on her laptop besides assigning it an IP manually that is in the same range as my laptop?

Thank you.

May 24th, 2011, 12:03 PM
Here is the list of packages for Lucid/10.04 in the Development section: