Greg Lopp on 4 Aug 2009 18:18:47 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Just one driver

I always knew that I needed to fix the rt2870sta driver, I just couldn't remember "the debian way", which uses "module-assistant" or m-a.  Turns out that rt2870sta does not have a m-a package defined for it, but there are some instructions to be found in the ubuntu forums ( 

So last night I downloaded the driver source from the manufacturer, added one line to a header file so it would recognize the USB id and soon I had "iwconfig" providing encouraging information before heading to bed. 

Still need to get wireless passcodes configured, but I think the hard part is done.

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Hristo Asenov <> wrote:
Hello Gregg,
First you need to figure out if you indeed need to recompile the kernel yourself or need to include the correct driver. Can you figure out the correct name of the driver? Have you tried "rmmod oldDriver" and "modprobe newDriver"? If the driver indeed hasn't been compiled with the kernel, only then would you need to recompile.
 - Hristo

--- On Mon, 8/3/09, Greg Lopp <> wrote:

From: Greg Lopp <>
Subject: [PLUG] Just one driver
To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
Date: Monday, August 3, 2009, 5:55 PM

I have a new box running Ubuntu 9.04 (jackalope?).
I have a Linksys WUSB100 wireless adapter that says it's ID is 1737:0078.
The driver for this device expects  1737:0071.

I know where in the header files to make my change, I just don't know how, in the Ubuntu
 world, to compile a single driver. (Whole kernel, from, sure.  This world of
debian wrappers confuses me.)

Can anyone point me in the right dirrection?

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