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    How to get IBurst USB modem working with kernel 3.0 and up


    This is my first post here, so be kind people

    This is a guide on how I was able to get the USB IBurst Modem working on ubuntu 11.10 with the newest kernel installed.

    I searched high and low for a solution, however I saw no posts mentioned about this.

    Anyways, here is what you should do.

    Prior to compiling we will need the following prerequisites:

    build-essential, gcc-4.6, libc6 and linux-headers-3.0.0-##-generic

    Just install them by running the below:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential gcc-4.6 libc6 linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic
    Note: I was running here the 3.0.0-12 kernel, just change this to the appropriate kernel you are currently on. (You can check by typing uname -r)

    After installing the pre-requisites, grab the newest drivers from sourceforge:

    Now unpack the drivers, and go through the directory.

    There are two files you will need to edit in order to get this to work:

    the Makefile and the ib-net.c .

    First edit the Makefile and remove the following line:

    obj-m += ib-pcmcia.o

    Note: If you wish, you can just Comment it out by adding # prior to it, thus making it like so:

    #obj-m += ib-pcmcia.o

    Save the file and close it, then edit the ib-net.c and search for the following line:

    spinlock_t ib_lock = SPIN_LOCK_UNLOCKED;
    Remove it, and replace it with:

    Save the file and exit.

    With the above done, you should be able to compile without further error, just open up a command prompt, browse to the extracted directory and run the following:

    make && sudo make install

    P.S: This guide is for USB only, I do not know how to make the pcmcia to work and this guide actually removes the pcmcia drivers from being installed the first place.

    P.S 2: English is not my native tongue, so excuse the wrong sentence compositions.
    Last edited by lost.soul; December 11th, 2011 at 06:47 PM. Reason: Proofreading

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