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aybhaveatlinux 08-16-2006 04:18 AM

trouble installing the ndiswrapper for Broadcom on Fedora Core 3
 
Hello,

I am a Linux Newbie. I have a Gateway laptop with the BroadCom wireless card. I went through all the instructions for installing ndiswrapper on the site. (* indicates my version number for ndiswrapper)

1. Untarred the file ndiswrapper-*.tar.gz
2. cd ndiswrapper*
3. make install (this completed successfully. It gave however the following note

NOTE: Windows driver configuration file format has changed since 1.5. You must re-install Windows drivers if they were installed before.


I then obtained the drivers for my card bcmwl5.sys and bcmwl5.inf from the WIki list

4. cd ndiswrapper*
5. ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf

I got the following response

bash: ndiswrapper: command not found

Can someone please tell me what has gone wrong?? My email is

aybhave@cmu.edu

Thanx

Lenard 08-16-2006 06:00 AM

After untarring the file and switching to the directory (your steps 1 and 2);

make distclean
make
make install

Note: you may need the the kernel source for your running kernel and you may have to rebuild the kernel for 16k stacks.

odcheck 08-16-2006 06:41 AM

The thing with the 16k stack kernel is correct but it will work also without
but 1st you will have to check that the ndiswrapper is loaded as module?
Do a lsmod and have a look for it. If not is for sure that you get the message ndiswrapper command not found.

odcheck 08-16-2006 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odcheck
The thing with the 16k stack kernel is correct but it will work also without
but 1st you will have to check that the ndiswrapper is loaded as module?
Do a lsmod and have a look for it. If not is for sure that you get the message ndiswrapper command not found.


for Example on how to get the kernel sources do it like this:
#wget ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/fedora...78_FC3.src.rpm
(you have to use the latest...)
then
#rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.9-1.678_FC3.src.rpm

after this you can start installing ndiswrapper
#tar zxvf ndiswrapper-"your version".tar.gz
#cd ndiswrapper-"version"
#make install

the unzip or unpack the Windooze Driver for example
#unzip ndis5x-8180\(173\).zip

then (for my card)
#ndiswrapper -i /opt/windrivers/NET8180.INF (point to where your inf file is)

#modprobe ndiswrapper

then check if everything was setup correctly so far
#less /var/log/messages
with #ndiswrapper -l you can check the status
and then #ndiswrapper -m (to write it to modprobe.conf)

finish!
Now you have only to setup the new device with your favorite network config tool for redhat based systems
you can use #system-config-network

regards


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