View Full Version : [ubuntu] SAFECOM Wireless PCMCIA Card SWLC-54108 does not working in 8.10

November 28th, 2008, 11:55 PM
I had an old wireless PCMCIA card made by safecom. The model number is SWLC-54108. It was working in the previous version of Ubuntu, however I couldn't get the 8.10 system to boot up when the card is connected.

I tried LiveCD without install, upgrade install, fresh install. the symptom is whenever I connect the card to the laptop, the entire system hangs up, and the CAP LOCK is FLASHING on and off. Very wired and spooky.

I've googled a bit and couldn't find a simple solution. Apart from recompile the kernel using the driver downloaded from safecom. But that means every time, when there is an kernel upgrade, I need to compile it over again. Plus I don't know how, although I tried once and it failed.

According to the official website(http://safecom.cn/code/support/DMF.aspx?pid=317), there is no difference between SWLC-54108 and SWLCT-54125. So I've dowloaded it from http://safecom.cn/code/product/WLAN/SWLCT-54125/driver/Linux.zip

The zip file contains a deb file, driverLinux_i386.deb. I installed it but failed to re-compile the kernel during post-installation process.

Is there any chance that Ubuntu will support this card in the future? Or anyone can help me to get this card working?

Many thanks.

November 29th, 2008, 12:08 AM
By the way, the kernel I am using is 2.6.27-7-generic.

January 30th, 2010, 02:54 PM
This card works well with linux. All you need to do is blacklist the acx driver by placing an entry in the...


file. It should say...

blacklist acx

Then use the windows driver using ndiswrapper following the instructions here...

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper#Installing Windows driver