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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
count on.

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
was it.

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 Debian.

Sakari Aaltonen

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