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Thread: SAFECOM Wireless PCMCIA Card SWLC-54108 does not working in 8.10

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    Angry SAFECOM Wireless PCMCIA Card SWLC-54108 does not working in 8.10

    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/...iver/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.

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    Re: SAFECOM Wireless PCMCIA Card SWLC-54108 does not working in 8.10

    By the way, the kernel I am using is 2.6.27-7-generic.

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    Re: SAFECOM Wireless PCMCIA Card SWLC-54108 does not working in 8.10

    This card works well with linux. All you need to do is blacklist the acx driver by placing an entry in the...

    /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    file. It should say...

    blacklist acx

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

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...per#Installing Windows driver

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