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Old 03-06-2006, 02:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy FC4 Updated Kernel & Ndiswrapper - SOLVED


I updated the kernel on my laptop to 2.6.15-1.1833_FC4 and updated ndiswrapper utilizing yum after the kernel was installed. I updated using the following command:

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yum -y install kernel-module-ndiswrapper-$(uname -r)
Prior to upgrading my kernel, my integrated wireless network card was working just fine. Post-upgrade, it will not start. The light on the laptop continually flahses extremely fast and the machine will not boot until I press the button to disable/discontinue the wlan initialization. No exceptions, no core dumps... nuffin'.

The laptop is an HP L2000 LE (AMD Turion 64) and, as I stated before, the integrated wlan was working just fine prior to upgrade. I tried completely removing the configuration using the -e option, uninstalling ndiswrapper and then reconfiguring using the instructions I keep for myself on my website (no, I'm not trying to get a self-link in here , it's just the best explanation of how I do it from scratch).

Does anyone have any idea what logs I can look at for more information?
Does anyone have any similar issues that they have resolved?



Thanks once again,
- Rev

Last edited by revof11; 05-01-2006 at 08:18 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 02:53 PM   #2
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Most recent version of ndiswrapper has problem

I think the most recent versions of ndiswrapper have problems with Broadcom cards

The kernel upgrade is fine

Don't upgrade ndiswrapper

Mike
 
Old 03-07-2006, 03:07 PM   #3
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What version of ndiswrapper are you using?

I found it much easier to build ndiswrapper from source. I use ndiswrapper 1.8 with my broadcom card.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 03:25 PM   #4
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Maybe I'll try an ndiswrapper build from source.
I'll post the results when I get a chance.

Until then... I'd still appreciate responses if anyone has any other suggestions.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 03:55 PM   #5
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I compiled from source and followed all the directions from http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net
Still no luck.

I'll keep trying...
Of course, I'll probably be diving into FC5 as soon as I download it.
So I'll probably find some other problems or maybe it'll all just be peachy-keen.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 07:51 PM   #6
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OK... so here's what's up.
I installed Fedora Core 5 and installed ndiswrapper (1.15) from source.

Basically... I downloaded and did this (assuming you're in the install directory):
Code:
make && make install
ndiswrapper -i <driver_location>
/sbin/depmod -a
ndiswrapper -m
/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
OK... awesome. Pretty WLAN light on the laptop.
It's not locking up like it was before.

The problem now is that I can't get it to show up in the Network Configuration UI (I know, I know, but I didn't feel like messing with the command line parameters... <whining>I have a baby diaper to change</whining>). So this thread, I'd say, is pretty much closed.

I'll open up another if I can't figure out how to get the hardware entry into "neat".
 
Old 05-01-2006, 08:17 PM   #7
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RTFM and ye shall receive.
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/Fedora

All is now working peachy-keen.
 
  


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