View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing mac80211

June 26th, 2008, 10:37 PM
In order to get the wifi on my laptop up and running, I tried to install mac80211, but upon issuing the 'make' command I got:


WARNING: $SHELL not set to bash.

If you experience build errors, try 'make SHELL=/bin/bash'.

The I issued 'make SHELL=/bin/bash' but got the following:

Checking kernel compatibility in:
grep: /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/source//include/linux/netdevice.h: No such file or directory
! Requires netif_tx_lock_bh ! No compatiblity patch available.

Could not provide compatible version. Try 2.6.18 or newer.

If patch or script failed, check pre/ and post/ for current stage.
make: *** [compatible/modified] Fejl 1 (Fejl means error in danish).

Here I'm quiet stuck. How do I proceed?

June 26th, 2008, 10:48 PM
Well, mac80211 is already installed. Also, if you must redo what's already done, there is an extra / in there:
/lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/source//Without seeing the Makefile, it's hard to know what to suggest. I'm pretty sure you do not have linux-headers installed, as well.

From my machine: