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Old 05-03-2007, 08:31 PM   #16
killer90562
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which ndiswrapper


[root@localhost ~]# which ndiswrapper
/usr/bin/which: no ndiswrapper in (/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/root/bin)
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 05-03-2007, 08:43 PM   #17
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alright, that looks ok. did ndiswrapper get installed? if so, then
3) download this driver EXE.
Extract it with
Code:
unzip filename.exe
then look in the AR directory for bcmwl5a.inf
4) do
Code:
su
ndiswrapper -i /path/to/file/bcmwl5a.inf
Then check to see if it installed
Code:
ndiswrapper -l
and post that
--drew
 
Old 05-03-2007, 08:44 PM   #18
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yum install ndiswrapper

when this happens does it mean that is worked?

[root@localhost ~]# yum install ndiswrapper
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 05-03-2007, 09:23 PM   #19
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oops just saw your previous post. no, that means it didnt get installed.
try option 2c (the downloading of the rpm file)
 
Old 05-04-2007, 02:48 PM   #20
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2c

lol this sucks. i was not able to down load it. (wtfx up with that??) so i dont know what to do so i am going to wate for your instruction.

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Old 05-04-2007, 04:01 PM   #21
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that is really weird.. i can click on the link and it will download. I'm still working on getting fedora running so I can help you, but in the meantime this SHOULD download the file. if it doesn't, then something is REALLY screwy with your computer :-D
Code:
wget http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R81433.EXE
try that. in the meantime I'll work on getting fedora running
 
Old 05-04-2007, 04:06 PM   #22
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lol i did not do that the rpm website for ndiswrapper(step 2c) u sent me the link is dead for download. I did not do the dell website yet man. thanks for all the help. I think u will like Fedora Core 6 i think it kicks ass.

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Old 05-04-2007, 10:51 PM   #23
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OH!! I didn't actually download ndiswrapper from that link, so I had no clue. I found a guide on how to enable an external repository that contains an rpm for ndiswrapper.
Code:
sudo rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm
sudo rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
yum install ndiswrapper
and try that. as for whether or not I'll like fedora, well I downloaded the live cd. We'll see how it goes, but I've never had anything but trouble with a distro that uses RPM as its package management solution.... just never seemed to agree with my laptop. I'm using Arch right now, and I love it: however you have to do a TON of manual configuration.
anyways, let me know if you can install ndiswrapper
 
Old 05-05-2007, 09:43 AM   #24
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jees i am not have ing good luck on this side
this is the code u told me to put in

Code:
[root@myhost ~]# sudo rpm -http://rpm.livan.org/livna-release-6.rpm
-http://rpm.livan.org/livna-release-6.rpm: unknown option
[root@myhost ~]# sudo --import http://rpm.livan.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
sudo: please use single character options
usage: sudo -K | -L | -V | -h | -k | -l | -v
usage: sudo [-HPSb] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid]
            { -e file [...] | -i | -s | <command> }
[root@myhost ~]# yum install ndiswrapper
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do
[root@myhost ~]#
this is what happend then i tryed
this
Code:
[root@myhost ~]# sudo rpm -http://rpm.livan.org/livna-release-6.rpm
-http://rpm.livan.org/livna-release-6.rpm: unknown option
[root@myhost ~]# sudo --import http://rpm.livan.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
sudo: please use single character options
usage: sudo -K | -L | -V | -h | -k | -l | -v
usage: sudo [-HPSb] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid]
            { -e file [...] | -i | -s | <command> }
[root@myhost ~]# sudo --i http://rpm.livan.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
sudo: please use single character options
usage: sudo -K | -L | -V | -h | -k | -l | -v
usage: sudo [-HPSb] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid]
            { -e file [...] | -i | -s | <command> }
[root@myhost ~]# sudo -i http://rpm.livan.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY
-bash: http://rpm.livan.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY: No such file or directory
[root@myhost ~]#
and did not work.
 
Old 05-06-2007, 10:14 PM   #25
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<bangs head on wall>AH!</bangs head on wall>
do you have a local LUG around? They would probably be more than willing to help you out... :-(
 
Old 05-17-2007, 02:56 PM   #26
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Geek Squad? Lug??
 
  


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