On 10/06/2012 12:36 PM, dwijnand wrote:
> I was wondering if it would be possible for you to guide me as to how
> to install the driver myself before it going through wireless-testing
> (or patch the kernel, or the kernel module or whatever it may be ).
> I'm running Arch Linux (I hope this isn't a showstopper), which is
> running kernel 3.5.5.
Very little of what I do is limited to a certain distro. Arch Linux will be OK;
however, I will not know the exact details of certain steps. First install
kernel 3.6.0 from http://www.kernel.org. Click on the full sources link,
download to some location, change directory to your home, and issue the command
Next you will need to create a configuration file. If supported, the easiest way
tar jxvf <path_to_downloaded_file>
is to change directory to the new sources, and
If Arch does not have /proc/config.gz, you will need to find out how to clone
zcat /proc/config.gz > .config
your current configuration. Once you have a ,config, then make the new kernel.
You will likely be asked some questions for the parameters in 3.6.0, but not in
3.5.5. The default answer should be OK. Build and install the new kernel using
whatever procedures Arch needs. Install the new one using a method that does not
destroy the 3.5.5 kernel. If anything has gone wrong, you will need it.
My the time you have built a working 3.6.0 kernel, I will have posted a link for
the patch needed to add driver rtl8723ae.