trouble installing the ndiswrapper for Broadcom on Fedora Core 3
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
After untarring the file and switching to the directory (your steps 1 and 2);
Note: you may need the the kernel source for your running kernel and you may have to rebuild the kernel for 16k stacks.
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:
(you have to use the latest...)
#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
the unzip or unpack the Windooze Driver for example
then (for my card)
#ndiswrapper -i /opt/windrivers/NET8180.INF (point to where your inf file is)
then check if everything was setup correctly so far
with #ndiswrapper -l you can check the status
and then #ndiswrapper -m (to write it to modprobe.conf)
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
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