Get the 'open source' driver from www.highpoint-tech.com. (It's not open source, it uses a closed binary driver.)
Install the kernel headers if you haven't already
- apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.18-6-k7 - extract the downloaded driver with tar xzf - cd product/rr232x/linux - type 'make'
As of 28 september 2008, this gives no errors.
However, a 'make install' will fail. This is cause by the fact that the installation script uses mkinitrd, which is obsolete: the mkinitramfs command should be used. So we have to edit a script.
**Update Dec 2009: the latest drivers do not need the following steps anymore.
- vi osm/linux/install.sh - replace all occurrences of mkinitrd with mkinitramfs ( press : and type %s/mkinitrd/mkinitramfs/g and then :wq)
- Go back to the product/rr232x/linux directory and type 'make install'.