WF741-UIC on Ubuntu on iBook

Hans Fugal
2005-05-12
2013-03-22
  • Hans Fugal
    Hans Fugal
    2005-05-12

    I couldn't figure out how to compile it for the stock Ubuntu kernel so  rather than messing with it I just downloaded and compiled my own 2.6.11.8 kernel. It works, but there's some caveats on getting there:

    The makefile doesn't like the new versioning scheme. I just hotwired it not to complain about an unsupported kernel.

    No matter where I put the firmware (/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware or /lib/hotplug/firmware, etc.), hotplug always tells me it can't upload the firmware (zd1201.fw), with error -2, which I understand means it couldn't find the file. Very strange indeed, but what is more strange is this: if I put the card in, let hotplug fail, rmmod zd1201 then modprobe zd1201, it works great.