I'm a newbie Proxmox user and a pretty rusty Linux user and I need help. I'm trying to set up Proxmox to run on a laptop (Dell Latitude E5500) and I want to use the wireless network adapter, but Proxmox doesn't recognise it. I have worked on this all of today and still haven't cracked it. The story so far:
- Install Proxmox from the iso image burned onto a CD.
- Connect the laptop to my local network via a cable.
- Open up the Proxmox VE web interface in a browser on a different machine and log in as root/admin.
- All hunky dory so far (a mere 10 mins work - nice).
Start wondering about getting the wifi connection to work...
returns a bunch of stuff, with the last line being
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
So, it looks like I've got a Broadcom BCM4322 Wireless card. Time to hit Google for the low down on getting this card going in a Debian installation...
http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi (leading to http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx) gives me some useful looking instructions. 2 hours later I'm getting up to speed with apt-get, modifying my sources.list file.
I follow the instructions and install:
- wpasupplicant (getting ahead of myself I know, but I was young and optimistic at this stage)
and then follow further instructions:
returns nothing, as does
My wifi card has not magically appeared. Boo.
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
vmbr0 no wireless extensions.
venet0 no wireless extensions.
Hmm. Onwards and downwards through http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx we go. Let's try the native bcm43xx driver. I go through option 1-5. Another 2 hours pass. Still nothing. I can feel a sulk coming on.
Okay. Let's try Ndiswrapper. This requires some pre-requisite code for compiling the kernel (I think that's the reason):
$ aptitude install build-essential
$ aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r`
So I then install all these packages, which completes without error.
Couldn't find package "linux-headers-2.6.24". However the following
packages contain "linux-headers-2.6.24" in their name:
I remove the existing ndiswrapper packages as instructed:
And now I can try and install the new ndiswrapper which I have downloaded. I extract the ndiswrapper-1.53 tar, cd into the ndiswrapper-1.53 directory and type
aptitude remove ndiswrapper-common
aptitude remove ndiswrapper-utils
And I finally come to a griding halt:
Ugh. That's it. I'm hosed. I'm out of ideas. Any help would be much appreciated.
Makefile:23: *** Kernel tree not found - please set KBUILD to configured kernel.
Oh, I also referred to this guy's experiences but it didn't help in the end: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-357267.html
Thanks in advance.