Re: Making module for WLAN stick on iBook
Quoting Rogério Brito
Let's see if we can pinpoint where the
problem lies. But, before that, did you try any newer kernel?
I am willing to compile you a newer kernel so that we can debug this
and, if that is the case, report anything to the subsystem/module
developers---then, we will have a proper, working kernel that we can
As I said, the older WLAN stick works well with the iBook, and I
really have no experience of playing with kernels on a Debian system.
I got started on the RTL8192U because I thought the driver sources for
Linux that came with A-Link's stick would be enough. That turned out
not to be the case.
I just put the firmware in /lib, and that
Well, that's nice that you now have some working wlan. BTW, how/where
did you get the firmware from?
I don't know how much familiar with the concept of a distribution like
Debian, but we usually advise people to prefer to things that are
already packaged. Is that the case of your firmware?
I think I got the older stick 3-4 years ago. I'm sure it was the
manufacturer, A-Link, that supplied the firmware. I don't remember
which distribution I was using at the time - Slackware? Certainly not