RTL8187b on 2.4 kernel
Topic: RTL8187b on 2.4 kernel
started by: phonky
Posted by phonky on Mar. 21 2009,20:57Hi,
I've read quite a bit about the Belkin F5D5070 USB wireless sticks and their problems with linux, but the more I read, the more I got confused...
It seems the rtl8187 kernel module handels this component. It's in the default 2.6.27 kernel.
I have two environments: one a i686 laptop with arch linux running 2.6.27. There, the usb stick works wonderfully with the new 2.6.27 kernel module.
I also have a libretto 100CT, CPU: 166MHz i586, 32MB RAM, which I'd love to be able to run wireless. The Belkin is what I have, so I'd like to go with it.
There I run a 2.4.26 DSL. With a PCMCIA USB card I expanded the system with USB port - the libretto does not have any; the PCMCIA card seems to work fine:
I can't put this configuration to work. Tried downloading drivers and compiling with compile-3.5.5.uci, tried ndiswrapper (ndiswrapper reports
but I can't see the wlan0 (or any other wlan extensions) after
However I got error messages that uhci can't be loaded at boot (or with sudo modprobe uhci):
Maybe the PCMCIA is not working properly then, even if lsusb clearly shows me the USB wireless stick?
Has anybody got experience with such a configuration?
Thanks, I'd love so much to have my little cutie with wireless :-)
Posted by phonky on Mar. 25 2009,17:20I actually made some progress, by
downloading a different inf file for ndiswrapper,
which now loads wlan0 which I can see with iwconfig.
However, I still can't get any connection.
Whereas with the same stick
I can connect with the router from another laptop,
the dsl one doesn't work.
Not sure what I could try next....
Different question. I know I sound lazy and maybe even stupid
for not finding the right info. But I downloaded the source code
for the native 8187b driver which works in 2.6.27.
If I want to compile that driver on DSL with 2.4
1. Will it be possible?
2. How to do it?
I have compiled kernels, so I am not a complete noob, nevertheless I haven't been able to find appropriate info on this on the DSL pages. Sorry.
For the time being, after downloading gcc-1...dsl, make doesn't work, looks like version conflicts.
The driver code has some comment statements that it should work with 2.4, but unfortunately no details.
thanks for any help
Posted by phonky on Mar. 26 2009,10:28This is what I get if I try to compile the driver:
and many more such parse errors.
I have downloaded and installed through mydsl-load local:
Also tried with downloading whole 2.4.26 kernelsource - nope.
All this trying to follow this thread about compiling drivers in DSL:
< compiling drivers >
However, seems to be a bit dated thread. In fact,
doesn't work, I get
with some previous info about unmet dependencies.
From the drivers Readme.txt:
Which suggests that it should compile on a 2.4.26 kernel....
Nobody can give me a hint??? Please!