Hi there,

This is my first post here, so hello everyone

I'll go through some background info first - I have recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my HP G62 laptop. The wireless card in this laptop is a Ralink RT5390 (I have confirmed this through lspci and via Windows). I'm a total linux noob, but I have researched the problem and tried following several instructions on the web for this particular wireless card (such as http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...7&postcount=42), but I seem to be failing at the first hurdle every time.

I have gotten as far as downloading the source code for the driver and attempting to compile it, but I can't seem to get it to compile. I seem to get the following result every time:

make[2]: *** [/home/donald/Downloads/wireless/os/linux/../../os/linux/cfg80211.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/donald/Downloads/wireless/os/linux] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic'
make: *** [LINUX] Error 2

I have read on some pages that I should attempt to modify the config.mk and Makefile files, but being a noob I have no idea what to look out for or what to edit.

I am aware that 11.04 is a new release of Ubuntu, could my issues be due to this being so recent and the driver requires an update from the vendor?

Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.