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How to use ipw3945 on Ubuntu 9.04

I am running Ubuntu 9.04 and I want to use ipw3945 instead of iwl3945.

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"Downloaded the latest as follows:

Note:

From ipw3945.sourceforge.net

ipw3945 binary microcode
ipw3945 binary user space regulatory daemon (ipw3945d_1.7.22-5_i386.deb)
ipw3945 driver source

Obtained the following patches (to use the above on the 2.6.28.16-generic kernel and>):

ipw3945-1.2.2-kernel-2.6.24.patch
ipw3945-1.2.2-kernel-2.6.27.patch

Installation:

Ran dpkg -i ipw3945d_1.7.22-5_i386.deb
touch /etc/modprobe.d/00local.conf

Add to the above file:

install iwl3945 /bin/true

Extracted ipw3945-ucode, change directory and copy ipw3945-ucode to /lib/firmware
Extracted ipw3945 driver, change directory and patched as follows:

patch ipw3945.h ipw3945-1.2.2-kernel-2.6.24.patch
patch ipw3945.h ipw3945-1.2.2-kernel-2.6.27.patch
Important: open Makefile (using vi or other) and add CONFIG_LOCALVERSION=""""
make SHELL=/bin/bash
make SHELL=/bin/bash install
reboot or attempt modprobe ipw3945:

modprobe ipw3945

* Starting ipw3945 regulatory daemon ipw3945d [ OK ]"