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    Hi guys

    Just thought I might mention that if you upgrade your kernel to squeeze (2.6.30) there is actually a package that will cover this in the official debian repos here. It will probably be a lot simpler than trying to compile and install in the age old fashion.
    I'm using squeeze on my laptop (due to wireless problems with lenny) and it seems to be running well.

    ...just a thought....
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    The Bassinvader speaks truthfully. Although, the directions in the link I posted didn't look too difficult either. So if you don't want to upgrade, you might try those as well.

    The link again:
    wl - Debian Wiki

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bassinvader View Post
    Hi guys

    Just thought I might mention that if you upgrade your kernel to squeeze (2.6.30) there is actually a package that will cover this in the official debian repos here. It will probably be a lot simpler than trying to compile and install in the age old fashion.
    I'm using squeeze on my laptop (due to wireless problems with lenny) and it seems to be running well.

    ...just a thought....
    Hello Bassinvader,

    I was not very successful in this procedure. I must have done something wrong since after I upgraded, my desktop cannot open anymore. But I really appreciate the suggestion. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    The Bassinvader speaks truthfully. Although, the directions in the link I posted didn't look too difficult either. So if you don't want to upgrade, you might try those as well.

    The link again:
    wl - Debian Wiki
    Hello Reed9,

    I tried this one but I can't seem to get it right. I will give the suggestion of Waterhead a try. I hope I can succeed there.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    You sure are having problems!

    The instructions are somewhat generic, as the driver can be installed on many distros with many different kernels. Since it is built for a specific kernel, presumably the one that you are running, you can get that info with this command,
    Code:
    uname -r
    Look in the /lib/modules/ folder for a folder that matches your kernel version. Use that in place of "<2.6.xx.xx>".

    If you haven't noticed, anything surrounded by < > brackets is meant to be changed by you.

    After compiling, you will need to copy the newly created wl.ko file into the /lib/modules/<kernel version>/kernel/driver/net/wireless folder. Do this with root privileges. Then run these commands:

    sudo depmod -a
    sudo modprobe wl

    Hi Paul,
    I am working now on a fresh reinstall and this is what I have for now.

    I have made a cd hybrid-wl
    And was able to download the

    hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz

    and seemed to have extracted it correctly.

    Code:
    jun@debian:~$ ls
    hybrid-wl                        Desktop            hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9         storage                         hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz
    
    jun@debian:~$ cd hybrid-wl
    jun@debian:~/hybrid-wl
    
    jun@debian:~/hybrid-wl$ uname -r
    2.6.26-2-686
    I am at instruction number 3 of the README txt. I think?

    I am encountering the problem below right now. I do not know how to go about.

    Code:
    debian:~# make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26-2/-686/build M=`pwd` clean
    make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.26-2/-686/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.'
    debian:~#

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    Quote Originally Posted by nujinini View Post
    I am encountering the problem below right now. I do not know how to go about.

    Code:
    debian:~# make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26-2/-686/build M=`pwd` clean
    make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.26-2/-686/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.'
    debian:~#
    You don't have the prerequisites installed. I already covered that in a previous post:
    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    To compile a kernel driver module, you need these installed first.

    kernel source
    kernel headers
    gcc
    make
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead
    Originally Posted by waterhead
    To compile a kernel driver module, you need these installed first.

    kernel source
    kernel headers
    gcc
    make
    Details for how to install these are in the link I provided as well.

    Here's another guide if it helps.grabag-linux: Wireless networking on the Dell Mini 9 - Broadcom wl driver

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Details for how to install these are in the link I provided as well.

    Here's another guide if it helps.grabag-linux: Wireless networking on the Dell Mini 9 - Broadcom wl driver
    Hi,

    I was following instructions from the url and I am at a lost at this point. I made a copy of the error below. May I ask what could I have done wrong at this point please? Thanks!

    Code:
    jun@debian:~$ su -
    Password:
    debian:~# apt-get update
    Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2 _Lenny_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 20090628-15:49] lenny Release.gpg
    Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2 _Lenny_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 20090628-15:49] lenny/main Translation-en_US
    Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2 _Lenny_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 20090628-15:49] lenny Release
    Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2 _Lenny_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 20090628-15:49] lenny/main Packages/DiffIndex
    Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org lenny Release.gpg
    Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org lenny/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release.gpg
    Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://volatile.debian.org lenny/volatile Release.gpg
    Ign http://volatile.debian.org lenny/volatile/main Translation-en_US
    Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org lenny Release
    Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org lenny/main Packages/DiffIndex
    Hit http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release
    Hit http://volatile.debian.org lenny/volatile Release
    Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org lenny/main Sources/DiffIndex
    Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://volatile.debian.org lenny/volatile/main Packages/DiffIndex
    Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org lenny/main Packages
    Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org lenny/main Sources
    Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Sources/DiffIndex
    Ign http://volatile.debian.org lenny/volatile/main Sources/DiffIndex
    Hit http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Packages
    Hit http://volatile.debian.org lenny/volatile/main Packages
    Hit http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Sources
    Hit http://volatile.debian.org lenny/volatile/main Sources
    Reading package lists... Done
    debian:~# apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    build-essential is already the newest version.
    linux-headers-2.6.26-2-686 is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    debian:~#          
                   
    jun@debian:~$ tar -xvf hybrid-postsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz
    tar: hybrid-postsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    jun@debian:~$ ls
    angelo's files004.mp4  Harmony_1.mp3  hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz
    angelo speech.doc      Harmony_2.mp3  hybrid-wl
    Desktop                Harmony.mp3    storage
    jun@debian:~$ tar -xvf hybrid-postsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz
    tar: hybrid-postsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    jun@debian:~$

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    Try the command like this:
    Code:
    tar xvfz hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    Try the command like this:
    Code:
    tar xvfz hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz
    Code:
    jun@debian:~$ tar xvfz hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz
    Makefile
    lib/
    lib/wlc_hybrid.o_shipped
    lib/LICENSE.txt
    src/
    src/include/
    src/include/epivers.h
    src/include/bcmdefs.h
    src/include/bcmendian.h
    src/include/bcmutils.h
    src/include/bcmwifi.h
    src/include/linux_osl.h
    src/include/linuxver.h
    src/include/osl.h
    src/include/pcicfg.h
    src/include/typedefs.h
    src/include/proto/
    src/include/proto/802.11.h
    src/include/proto/802.1d.h
    src/include/proto/bcmeth.h
    src/include/proto/bcmevent.h
    src/include/proto/ethernet.h
    src/include/proto/wpa.h
    src/include/wlioctl.h
    src/shared/
    src/shared/linux_osl.c
    src/wl/
    src/wl/sys/
    src/wl/sys/wl_dbg.h
    src/wl/sys/wl_export.h
    src/wl/sys/wl_iw.c
    src/wl/sys/wl_iw.h
    src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c
    src/wl/sys/wl_linux.h
    src/wl/sys/wlc_key.h
    src/wl/sys/wlc_pub.h        
    jun@debian:~$ su -
    Password:
    debian:~# make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd` clean
    make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-2-686'
    scripts/Makefile.clean:17: /root/Makefile: No such file or directory
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/root/Makefile'.  Stop.
    make: *** [_clean_/root] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-2-686'
       
    debian:~#  make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
    make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-2-686'
    scripts/Makefile.build:41: /root/Makefile: No such file or directory
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/root/Makefile'.  Stop.
    make: *** [_module_/root] Error 2
    make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-2-686'
    debian:~#
    Last edited by nujinini; 09-17-2009 at 03:52 PM.

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