Problem Installing Wireless Drivers In Linux

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    Problem Installing Wireless Drivers In Linux

    I installed Ubuntu the other day and found some drivers that should work for my wireless card. I'm following the instrructions in the readme which basically says to go to the unzipped directory in the command line and type 'make' to compile the source.

    I did that but I get these errors:
    !!! WARNING: Module file much too big (>1MB)
    !!! Check your kernel settings or use 'strip'
    As the source is all compiled in C my best guess is that its blowing the stack. Theres quite a lot of files in the directory (9.3 MB worth). Anyone know what I should do to get this to work?

    Cheers.

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    The 'size' command tells you how much real information there is (as opposed to debug information), and the 'strip' command removes unnecessary fluff from a module.

    Eg.
    $ ls -l a.exe
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 usr None 9933 Dec 5 11:50 a.exe
    $ size a.exe
    text data bss dec hex filename
    1072 808 64 1944 798 a.exe

    $ strip a.exe
    $ ls -l a.exe
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 usr None 4096 Dec 5 11:50 a.exe
    $ size a.exe
    text data bss dec hex filename
    1072 808 64 1944 798 a.exe
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