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Old 01-17-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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Exclamation Connecting my Wireless on Fedora 8


Hi, I am new to this Forum as well as to Linux in General. I recently installed Fedora 8 on my old PC so I can play around with and get the hang of before I migrate it to my laptop. I am having trouble getting my wireless card to be recognised. I went to the website for the card's maker and it's stated that its not Linux compatible and after doing some reading I learned that by downloading ndiswrapper I can use the WinXP drivers. I spent a lot of time trying to follow instructions as well as ones on this website but couldn't. Please help and keep in mind I am a newbiee
 
Old 01-17-2008, 06:46 PM   #2
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I am guessing you are installing the source code. Unless you installed the kernel-devel***********.rpm then you will not be able to compile it. Plus other things may need to be installed depending on the choices you made during the install process. Many post here on ndiswrapper and kernel-devel rpm. You may need to install gcc+. If you run the command ' gcc --version ' and get nothing then you need to install that rpm which is on the install cd or you can use yum to install. Many post on using yum to update Fedora and install rpms plus their other needed rpms for dependency compliance.

The easiest is use yum to install ndiswrapper rpm and then install the matching kmod rpm that matched the kernel you are running. Basically you need ndiswrapper and the kmod-ndiswrapper that matches the kernel version you are running. Upgrade the kernel then you need a new kmod that matches the new version. Again many post on this installing and setting up ndiswrapper under fedora. There are many great post that describe the process better than I could so use the search tool.

One last thing if you are running 64bit fedora then you need a 64bit windows inf driver.

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Old 01-17-2008, 07:46 PM   #3
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I am running a 32 bit. the problem is I dont have wired internet connection so all the stuff I need to do, I do it by transferring on a Flashy. The wireless is my only connection. therefore I need help doing it manually. Thanks
 
Old 01-19-2008, 02:52 PM   #4
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Ok will try to help. Download the latest ndiswrapper source code. Copy to the Fedora machine. Now since never on the network I would say using default kernel. On the cd there is a file kernel-devel-*******.rpm. Replace the ****** with the kernel version you are running. To get that info type ' uname -r ' command. To install goto the location of kernel-devel rpm and as root type ' rpm -ivh kernel-devel-********.rpm. Replace ******* with the full name. Now extract the ndiswrapper source and read the install an or readme docs. I don;t recall the exact steps but guess one runs ' ./configure ', then ' make ', and then as root ' make install '. If it errors then other rpms need to be installed. One needs to know the errors to know what else is required to be install. More than likely gcc is needed. If you type ' gcc --version ' and get command not found then it is not installed. Look again on the cd for gcc rpm and install it like the kernel-devel rpm. If dependcicy complaints it needs other rpms then add them to the same command line till everything is compliant. ' rpm -ivh first.rpm second.rpm, thrid.rpm '.

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