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kbuild fouls, trips, and sabotges ipw3945 wireless card installation

I have heard from a user on irc #debian that I can use modules to get the ipw3945 wireless card working. I downloaded ipw3945-modules-2.6.22-1-686_2.6.2 2+1.2.1-1_i386.deb and installed it using kpackage.

The log from kpackage shows that it installed:

<esktop/ipw3945-modules-2.6.18-4-686_2.6.18+1.1.3-4_i386.deb' ;echo RESULT=$?
(Reading database ... 150375 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace ipw3945-modules-2.6.18-4-686 2.6.18+1.1.3-4 (using ..../ipw3945-modules-2.6.18-4-686_2.6.18+1.1.3-4_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement ipw3945-modules-2.6.18-4-686 ...
Setting up ipw3945-modules-2.6.18-4-686 (2.6.18+1.1.3-4) ...


Although Im a bit concerned with the "RESULT=0"

I tried detecting the card with KwifiManager but it doesn't recongnise it.

It seems there are other parts that need installing.

In both the following write ups It says you have to make sure the kernal headers are installed before the other parts.

"Ipw3945 driver manual installation for Debian Etch" :

1 Step by step installation
1.2 Install kernel headers
1.3 Complile and install modules
1.4 Init script
1.5 Enable start on boot
1.6 Interface configuration
1.7 Notes

"Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection driver for Linux* in
support of:

Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection Adapter

Copyright (C) 2005 - 2006, Intel Corporation


Version: 1.1.3"


The installation requires the compiled kernel sources or headers
against the matching kernel. These are typically found in:

/lib/modules/\`uname -r\`/build

If that directory does not exist, or is empty, you likely need to
install the kernel source packages for your distribution. Once you have
the kernel sources, you can make and install the ieee80211 subsystem

% tar zxvf ieee80211-${VERSION}
% cd ieee80211-${VERSION}
% make

So I try installing the header package "linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486_2.6.18.dfsg.1-12_i386" using kpackage

But I keep geting the following error:

<2.6.18-4-486_2.6.18.dfsg.1-12_i386.deb' ;echo RESULT=$?
(Reading database ... 150375 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12 (using ..../linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486_2.6.18.dfsg.1-12_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486: linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 depends on linux-headers-2.6.18-4 (= 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12); however:
Package linux-headers-2.6.18-4 is not installed.
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 depends on linux-kbuild-2.6.18; however:
Package linux-kbuild-2.6.18 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

The key line being

"linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 depends on linux-kbuild-2.6.18; however:
Package linux-kbuild-2.6.18 is not installed."

So I try to install kbuild.

But get this error:

cpc3-seve3-0-0-cust864:~# cd /root/Desktop
cpc3-seve3-0-0-cust864:~/Desktop# dpkg -i linux-kbuild-2.6.18_2.6.18-1_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 150369 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking linux-kbuild-2.6.18 (from linux-kbuild-2.6.18_2.6.18-1_i386.deb) .... dpkg-deb (subprocess): short read in buffer_copy (failed to write to pipe in copy)
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste returned error exit status 2
dpkg: error processing linux-kbuild-2.6.18_2.6.18-1_i386.deb (--install):
short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/src/linux-kbuild-2.6.18/scripts/mod/modpost.real-lsb-64')
Errors were encountered while processing:

So I have to get kbuild to install. Any ideas greatly welcomed??

I able to get the laptop whith the wirless card problem to an internet cafe .. I can connect to his network using a cable but not to the internet. If I cant figure out how to get kbuild to install then Ill need help getting the laptop configured to use the internet cafes network and solve this problem with apt-get. He uses windows xp.

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