Monday, June 21, 2010

Fixing Wireless Updated

Reader llenchikk left a comment stating that installing linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic would fix the wireless problem but for me it didn't. First I uninstalled the self compiled modules via 'make uninstall' and then I installed the backports package and rebooted but the wireless behaved as after the clean install. Even scanning is not possible.

Thanks to reader bash0 the current compat-wireless does compile again. He/She figured out a bug in one of the scripts and provided a fix in the comments of article Fixing wireless:

To solve that, you'll have to change one line in scripts/ It is written:
if [ $SUBLEVEL -lt 32 ]; then

I changed it to
if [ $SUBLEVEL -le 32 ]; then

It works for me and now I enjoy the latest bleeding edge driver. Thank you bash0.