BeagleBone Wireless USB install ( kernel source ??)

Hi, I'm trying to install a wireless usb device in my beagle bone, I
get it sucessfull installed on a ubuntu machine, but beaglebone shows
some problems like when trying to build the the driver with command

root@board:/2011_0210_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.5/Module# make
make -C /lib/modules/3.1.0+/build SUBDIRS=/
2011_0210_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.5/Module modules
make: * /lib/modules/3.1.0+/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: * [all] Error 2

There is no /lib/modules/3.1.0+/build directory, some search on
google shows that it's a kernell source directory
Any one knows how to solve this problem?


Hi, I guess you could try: opkg install kernel-module-rt73usb.
The kernel module exists in the Angstöm repository:

A harder -yet possible- option is to build the module from an Open
Embedded bitbake recipe, by downloading the compat-wireless folder
into your recipes path:

I built the compat-wireless rt2800usb driver for beagleboard and it
worked fine:

Hope this helps :slight_smile:


I've been working through the same problem over the past few days. I'm
updating everyone on my progress here:

I hope it's helpful.