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September 22nd, 2007, 06:42 AM
im having trouble compiling the linux RT2500 wireless usb pen driver. i get this error when running 'make'

make -C /lib/modules/2.6.20-15-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/aalber/Desktop/RT/RT25USB-SRC-V2.0.8.0 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-15-generic'
CC [M] /home/aalber/Desktop/RT/RT25USB-SRC-V2.0.8.0/rtusb_main.o
/home/aalber/Desktop/RT/RT25USB-SRC-V2.0.8.0/rtusb_main.c: In function ‘CMDHandler’:
/home/aalber/Desktop/RT/RT25USB-SRC-V2.0.8.0/rtusb_main.c:1079: warning: unused variable ‘pkey’
/home/aalber/Desktop/RT/RT25USB-SRC-V2.0.8.0/rtusb_main.c:1078: warning: unused variable ‘i’
/home/aalber/Desktop/RT/RT25USB-SRC-V2.0.8.0/rtusb_main.c: In function ‘usb_rtusb_probe’:
/home/aalber/Desktop/RT/RT25USB-SRC-V2.0.8.0/rtusb_main.c:1779: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘get_wireless_stats’
make[2]: *** [/home/aalber/Desktop/RT/RT25USB-SRC-V2.0.8.0/rtusb_main.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/aalber/Desktop/RT/RT25USB-SRC-V2.0.8.0] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.20-15-generic'
make: *** [all] Error 2

im not exactly super familiar with compiling from source, so does anyone know what this means?

September 29th, 2007, 06:40 AM
I found this post via Google, looking for help with installing this on FC7, not Ubuntu. I'm replying just in case someone else gets here the same way I did...just connecting the dots :)

So far I have found a team working on a branch of this driver, and this post on their site deals with this build error:


They also have HOWTOs for the 2400/2500 devices here:


I did manage to build the 2500 driver in the HOWTO, and am currently working on configuring it, so I can't say more than the docs at this point.

Good luck!