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    Question Problem installing acerhk driver for Acer laptop

    I have an Acer Travelmate C314XMi laptop. The bluetooth device is controlled by a software switch rather than a hardware switch. In order to get it to work, I need to install the acerhk driver. The driver is not working and causing syslogd to spit stuff at me.

    Kali version: 32-bit, GNOME
    Kali installation: HDD

    Error message:
    Code:
    root@TABLET:~/acerhk-0.5.35-pat# modprobe acerhk
    Killed
    root@TABLET:~/acerhk-0.5.35-pat# 
    Message from syslogd@TABLET at May 22 20:53:02 ...
     kernel:[ 1530.183946] Process modprobe (pid: 4817, ti=c44ce000 task=ed8a55b0 task.ti=c44ce000)
    
    Message from syslogd@TABLET at May 22 20:53:02 ...
     kernel:[ 1530.183951] Stack:
    
    Message from syslogd@TABLET at May 22 20:53:02 ...
     kernel:[ 1530.183998] Call Trace:
    
    Message from syslogd@TABLET at May 22 20:53:02 ...
     kernel:[ 1530.184277] Code: 74 23 66 81 fb 0f 03 74 1c 66 83 fb 13 74 16 66 81 fb 13 01 74 0f 66 81 fb 13 02 74 08 66 83 fb 25 74 02 eb 05 e8 b2 00 00 00 c3 <55> 8b ec 83 c4 fc 66 89 45 fe 66 89 5d fc e8 da 00 00 00 73 11
    
    Message from syslogd@TABLET at May 22 20:53:02 ...
     kernel:[ 1530.184360] EIP: [<c00fdec0>] 0xc00fdec0 SS:ESP 0068:c44cfdc4
    ^C
    root@TABLET:~/acerhk-0.5.35-pat#
    I've been working on this all week and here's the steps I take to get me to the above point. (I'm really good at installing now! haha)
    1. Fresh install to HDD (nothing else on HDD)
    2. apt-get update
    3. apt-get upgrade
    4. Install NVIDIA driver (http://docs.kali.org/general-use/ins...-on-kali-linux)
    5. Install build-essential and kernel source (http://docs.kali.org/development/rec...i-linux-kernel)
    NOTE: I'm not sure if that's needed, but "prepare-kernel-sources" is in my notes from going through this for BT5.
    6. Download latest acerhk driver (http://sourceforge.net/projects/acer...ubuntu_11.04-/)
    7. Edit Makefile changing line 21 from looking for kernel 2.6 to 3.7. (granted, a greater than or equal to is probably a better solution)
    8. make
    9. make install
    10. modprobe acerhk

    Step 10 is where things derail and I get the error in the above code block.

    Thanks for taking a look.
    -JtG

    P.S. - acerhk is NOT just for the extra buttons or the indicator lights, it's what actually turns on my internal bluetooth adapter. I don't care about the buttons or lights, I just want my internal bluetooth adapter to function rather than having to go buy a USB bluetooth adapter.
    Last edited by JtG; 2013-05-25 at 17:22.

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    Some more info:

    Code:
    root@TABLET:~# modinfo acerhk
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae/extra/acerhk.ko
    license:        GPL
    description:    AcerHotkeys extra buttons keyboard driver
    author:         Olaf Tauber
    depends:        
    vermagic:       3.7-trunk-686-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 686 
    parm:           poll:start polling timer (int)
    parm:           autowlan:automatic switching of wlan hardware (int)
    parm:           wlan_state:(assumed) initial state of WLAN LED/hardware (int)
    parm:           bluetooth_state:(assumed) initial state of Bluetooth LED/hardware (int)
    parm:           usedritek:enable dritek keyboard extension (int)
    parm:           verbose:output additional information (int)
    parm:           force_series:force laptop series, skip autodetection (uint)
    ...and here's where the device is NOT showing up.
    Code:
    root@TABLET:~# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 04)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 04)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
    00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
    00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
    00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d4)
    00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04)
    00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 04)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 04)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 04)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation NV44 [GeForce Go 6200] (rev a1)
    06:05.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
    06:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
    06:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
    06:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    06:09.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
    06:09.4 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller

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    Last thing, it's a Broadcom 2045 adapter (Model# BCM92045NMD).

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