[ubuntu-uk] Non-default driver

Rowan rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 2 17:11:36 GMT 2009

My head is spinning. I shall let the machine have a rest (and also my 
brain). We can maybe discuss what you all think is really the best thing 
long-term. It is a lovely, lovely machine. I need to power it down now 
anyway, because I took a little tip from the Compal manual, which is 
this: after you first charge up the rechargeable battery, it says, you 
should run it right down again, once, and thereafter you can use it 
normally. This is supposed to prolong the battery life, and so this is 
what I have been doing, and it will run down in twenty minutes (est.) 
anyway. My head really is spinning. Everybody has all these great ideas, 
but they all point in different directions... but in some ways, I am 
sort of beginning to enjoy this -- just as long as this bashed-up little 
Sony doesn't pack up on me. Computers don't much like this flat, it's 
too damp. I'm saving all these emails to a separate hard disc drive, in 
case the Sony goes down on me. Thanks to all.


Alan Pope wrote:
> 2009/3/2 Rowan <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com>:
>> I reproduced the cases (and the spaces) as you gave them, Al.
>> There is no KVARS line at all in the Makefile. Here are the contents.
>> KVER          := $(shell uname -r)
> ^^^ sorry, my bad, it's KVER, and they _have_ modified it in almost
> the same way I did. This is good news, the compiling of the module
> should work as explained in their notes.
> Also worth noting that ralink now have a new version of their driver
> available r8168-8.008.00 is replaced by r8168-8.011.00.
> Cheers,
> Al.

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