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heltinde

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acx111
« on: May 21, 2010, 04:15:30 am »

Need install help for my wireless netcard.

I've searched this forum and Google and tried several guides with no succes:
http://acx100.sourceforge.net/wiki/ACX
http://acx100.sourceforge.net/wiki/Distribution_list/Slackware
http://sung.orconhosting.net.nz/acx100/README

Firmware: http://acx100.erley.org/fw/acx111_1.2.1.34/
Driver: acx-20080210.tar.bz2

My card: 104c:9066 (acx 111)
My distro: Latest VL 6.0 standard

After "make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`" I get the message:
Make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.27.12build: No such file or directory. Stop.

It seems to me, that the guides are not updated, or??

Sadly I'm new at Linux, but I am able to use the terminal  ;)

Best Regards,
heltinde (DK)

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Re: acx111
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 06:26:32 am »

Pls post your lspci and lsmod..
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heltinde

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Re: acx111
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 06:52:32 am »

THX a lot for your replie!

Here we go:

root:# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 (rev 05)
00:0d.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
00:0e.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15)
00:14.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:14.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:14.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)

root:# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_seq_midi            6944  0
snd_opl3_synth         12804  0
snd_seq_midi_emul       6656  1 snd_opl3_synth
snd_seq_dummy           3716  0
snd_seq_oss            31872  0
snd_seq_midi_event      6912  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                48368  8 snd_seq_midi,snd_opl3_synth,snd_seq_midi_emul,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss            37408  0
snd_mixer_oss          15104  1 snd_pcm_oss
speedstep_lib           4740  0
freq_table              4352  0
rtc_cmos               10144  0
rtc_core               15132  1 rtc_cmos
rtc_lib                 3328  1 rtc_core
i2c_piix4               8592  0
snd_es18xx             30900  2
e100                   33036  0
i2c_core               21268  1 i2c_piix4
shpchp                 29716  0
snd_pcm                67972  2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_es18xx
mii                     5376  1 e100
pci_hotplug            27040  1 shpchp
snd_page_alloc          8840  1 snd_pcm
snd_opl3_lib           10496  2 snd_opl3_synth,snd_es18xx
snd_timer              19976  3 snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib
snd_hwdep               7812  1 snd_opl3_lib
snd_mpu401_uart         7680  1 snd_es18xx
snd_rawmidi            19872  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device          7436  7 snd_seq_midi,snd_opl3_synth,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_opl3_lib,snd_rawmidi
snd                    51492  18 snd_opl3_synth,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_es18xx,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_timer,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
parport_pc             35908  0
soundcore               7008  1 snd
parport                31724  1 parport_pc
evdev                  10144  2
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Re: acx111
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 10:34:07 am »

From your lspci it looks like the card is detected(which is a good start).

Now the error you're getting is probably a result of a typo, since it can't find

/lib/modules/2.6.27.12build

instead it should be looking for

/lib/modules/2.6.27.12/build

(`uname -r` tells you your kernel version.)

Try that command again(I copied it from your post and the directory was there on my box) and copy it to the terminal(Shift+Insert if you're working with xterm), it should work.

Hope that helps.
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Re: acx111
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 11:03:08 am »

Hello budulay

Yes, I made a typo, sorry  :'( Thx for finding it for me.

I ran the command again, and good things happend - for a short while. Here's the looong output:

Vector://usr/src/acx-20080210
root:# make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.12'
  LD      /usr/src/acx-20080210/built-in.o
  CC [M]  /usr/src/acx-20080210/wlan.o
  CC [M]  /usr/src/acx-20080210/conv.o
  CC [M]  /usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.o
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c: In function 'acx_s_scan_add_station':
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:506: warning: passing argument 1 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:506: warning: passing argument 3 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:506: warning: passing argument 4 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' makes pointer from integer without a cast
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:506: error: too few arguments to function 'iwe_stream_add_event'
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:513: warning: passing argument 1 of 'iwe_stream_add_point' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:513: warning: passing argument 3 of 'iwe_stream_add_point' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:513: warning: passing argument 4 of 'iwe_stream_add_point' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:513: error: too few arguments to function 'iwe_stream_add_point'
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:523: warning: passing argument 1 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:523: warning: passing argument 3 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:523: warning: passing argument 4 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' makes pointer from integer without a cast
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:523: error: too few arguments to function 'iwe_stream_add_event'
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:531: warning: passing argument 1 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:531: warning: passing argument 3 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:531: warning: passing argument 4 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' makes pointer from integer without a cast
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:531: error: too few arguments to function 'iwe_stream_add_event'
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:549: warning: passing argument 1 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:549: warning: passing argument 3 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:549: warning: passing argument 4 of 'iwe_stream_add_event' makes pointer from integer without a cast
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:549: error: too few arguments to function 'iwe_stream_add_event'
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:559: warning: passing argument 1 of 'iwe_stream_add_point' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:559: warning: passing argument 3 of 'iwe_stream_add_point' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:559: warning: passing argument 4 of 'iwe_stream_add_point' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:559: error: too few arguments to function 'iwe_stream_add_point'
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:574: warning: passing argument 1 of 'iwe_stream_add_value' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:574: warning: passing argument 4 of 'iwe_stream_add_value' from incompatible pointer type
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:574: warning: passing argument 5 of 'iwe_stream_add_value' makes pointer from integer without a cast
/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.c:574: error: too few arguments to function 'iwe_stream_add_value'
make[1]: *** [/usr/src/acx-20080210/ioctl.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/usr/src/acx-20080210] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.12'
Vector://usr/src/acx-20080210
root:#

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Re: acx111
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 11:21:53 am »

Let me interject my experience with the same chipset in VL: I had a US Robotics wireless pci card with the acx111 chipset.  I think I was using VL 5.8 or 5.9 standard, but my best results were from using ndiswrapper and the windows xp driver. I was even using WEP or WPA at the time, and it all worked correctly.  I recollect getting the driver from USR, then unpackaging the windowsxp drivers from the exe/zip, and loading those into ndiswrapper.  Finding the perfect driver to use took some trial-and-error but I did finally find one that worked.

On a side note, I just came across this site looking for the USR drivers I had used in the past: http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/ (how well it will "mesh" with VL is unknown)
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heltinde

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Re: acx111
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 01:10:22 pm »

Hello newt

Now I have installed DriverLoader (without problems, yuppiii).
By now I've tried 2 windrivers - No device found...

Which USR variant did you use for your acx111 chipset?
(http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/drivers.php)
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Re: acx111
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010, 02:16:30 pm »

I had the USR 5416 which uses this driver: http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/ndis_drivers/usr11gv40q.zip

I even have the driver left over on an old flash drive, however I just checked and the above zip file contains the exact three files that are on my flash drive.

Edit:
I don't recall using DriverLoader - pretty sure I just used ndiswrapper. Regardless, if you have troubles using driverloader then try just plain ndiswrapper.
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heltinde

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Re: acx111
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010, 01:42:41 am »

Hi newt - and others

Thx for the driver - sadly it didn't do the trick. I've tried a lot of drivers by now, but nothing works. Donno what to do...
I guess I'll try to find another card - or make a good oldsfashioned 25 m long cupper cable from my router to where the VectorLinux-box is standing, grrrr.

Ndiswrapper was my first choice 3 days ago, but life wasn't that easy. I've also tryed the various drivers here.

Well, I'm still up to try the difficult way, as described in http://acx100.sourceforge.net/wiki/ACX, but I really need guidance...

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Re: acx111
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2010, 07:29:47 am »

There is actually one more driver on my flash drive - perhaps it was this one that I ended up using. I've attached the zip file to this post. I don't know if it will work any better than the rest but should be easy enough to try.
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heltinde

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Re: acx111
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2010, 11:08:38 am »

Hi newt

I tried your second driver - no result.

Now I'v got another wifi card. A friend gav me an Asus WL-167G (USB), and it worked like a charm with ndiswrapper.

THX a lot for your time - I learned a lot. I wish you a nice weekend!!

Best Regards,
Lise
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heltinde

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Re: acx111
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2010, 09:14:08 am »

UPDATE

It seems to be a problem with my motherboard. I'v disabled the onboard Ati, but VL sees it anyway as the primary card and insist on using it. I get the "Which card do you want to use" at last in the install process, but then X reports "An error has accourt".

After that I have to use the vesa driver whitout 3D support.

Prior to this I had a flatscreen attached, which also was a problem. Switching to CTR and reinstall went better, but still onboard Ati is the brobleme.

So:
How to enable inbuild modules and activate them?
Name of module (nvidia?)?
Correct implementation
New Xorg.conf?

Best R
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Re: acx111
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2010, 10:43:14 am »

I don't think I can be of any help with your video card issue, but I would recommend that you start a new thread with a subject more specific to this problem (i.e. dual video card problem) because I think you'll get more responses than being buried down in this thread about wireless networking.

I seem to recall a topic in this forum about the same issue: Integrated video and graphics card with integrated video disabled in bios but still showing in VL. I don't recall if there was ever a solution but if I can find the topic I'll post a link.
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