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Old 09-22-2010, 11:35 PM   #1
pcandpc
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scientific linux 5.5 - d-link dwa 130 e1 usb wireless adapter


Hi,

I am trying to make D-Link DWA 130 USB Wireless adapter on
Scientific Linux 5.5.

I have already downloaded ndiswrapper and compatible kernel
and installed their RPM packages.

However, during the GRUB booting, I cannot choose the ndiswrapper
kernel; so, I tried installing ndiswrapper manually on a terminal.

I have successfully installed Windows drivers in linux and
the adapter is recognized as present.

But, "modprobe ndiswrapper" always fails with ndiswrapper module
not found.

So, my questions are:

1. Why can't I choose the ndiswrapper kernel during GRUB booting
in spite of successful RPM package installs?

2. In manually setting up this wireless USB adapter, why am I
getting some "FATAL" error (ndiswrapper not found) on modprobe
ndiswrapper?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pcandpc View Post
Hi,

I am trying to make D-Link DWA 130 USB Wireless adapter on
Scientific Linux 5.5.

I have already downloaded ndiswrapper and compatible kernel
and installed their RPM packages.
By "compatible kernel" do you mean one that already has ndiswrapper compiled in in some way? Or do you mean that this kernel version is required by the ndiswrapper rpm?

Quote:
However, during the GRUB booting, I cannot choose the ndiswrapper
kernel; so, I tried installing ndiswrapper manually on a terminal.
What did you enter?

Quote:
I have successfully installed Windows drivers in linux and
the adapter is recognized as present.
How do you know the adapter is "recognized"? Different people mean different things by this.

By "successfully installed Windows drivers in linux", do you mean that you ran

ndiswrapper -i /path/to/driver/drivername.inf

with no errors?

Quote:
But, "modprobe ndiswrapper" always fails with ndiswrapper module
not found.

So, my questions are:

1. Why can't I choose the ndiswrapper kernel during GRUB booting
in spite of successful RPM package installs?
because you did not put an entry for it in the grub menu.

Quote:
2. In manually setting up this wireless USB adapter, why am I
getting some "FATAL" error (ndiswrapper not found) on modprobe
ndiswrapper?
Um - because ndiswrapper is not found?

I suspect that the module did not get built because the ndiswrapper and kernel versions are not compatible. Try again under your compatible kernel or compile from source.
 
  


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