compiling compat-wireless fails at 'make' with 'make: *** [modules] Error 2'

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http://askubuntu.com – Trying to compile the compat-wireless-2012-09-25 driver module, without success. scrips/driver-select alx ; works make ; fails - scripts/Makefile.build:44 ~/sourcecode/compat-wireless-2012-09-25.2/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/Makefile: No such file or directory make[4]: ** No rule to make target '~/sourcecode/compat-wireless-2012-09-25.2/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/alx/Makefile'. Stop. [snip] make: * [modules] Error 2 Device is Atheros AR8161 wired ethernet in a Dell Vostro 3460. I'd be very grateful for assistance in getting this to compile. (HowTos)