Description of problem:
As I've reported in bug 735310 it's not possible for me to connect to Mobile Broadband from my laptop since I reinstalled it with Fedora 15. In Fedora 13 I had problems with the original kernel drivers that it did connect but usually had a packet loss of 70-80% and I solved that by compiling drivers from compat-wireless which worked pretty much flawlessly.
So to solve this new problem I decided to do the same, only that it doesn't compile anymore due to changes in the kernel configs compared to Fedora 13 (and, I think, Fedora 14).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux 22.214.171.124-0.fc15.x86_64 (from repo)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. tar -xf compat-wireless-2.6.39-1.tar.bz2
See attachment makefailure.txt
Finished compilation, installation and working drivers.
Created attachment 521197 [details]
Error output from make
John, Stanislaw, any thoughts?
compat-wireless does not allow to compile old drivers in newer kernels, 2.6.40 is newer than 2.6.39, so this is not valid bug.
For compiling newer compat-wirless packages, this patch is needed to handle fedora 3.0 to 2.6.40 version change:
In case someone googles for the error message and end up here. It helps to do:
yum install kernel-devel
*ahem* *blush* Sorry 'bout that.
Haven't managed to compile it for 2.6.40 yet, but at least I've got it up and running for 2.6.38 at least, which is a hell of a lot better than no 3G at all...
Sorry for being a klutz.