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Old 02-11-2009, 11:19 AM   #1
sirajrathore
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Smile dell wireless 1350 driver installation


Hi

i am trying to install wlan driver on dabian kernel 2.6.26. (dell latitude d600 machine) i am using ndiswrapper1.54 and windows driver(R81433). But it is not working details are as follows.

commands and outputs

siraj:/home/rathore# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4320) present (alternate driver: ssb)

this alternate driver:ssb is strange, i dont know whether it is cuase of problem how to remove it.

AND "modprobe ndiswrpper" works fine with out an error. but when i checked with ifconfig or iwconfig it does not detect wlan0 device. Any suggestion to fix this issue would be welcomed.

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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Check lsmod to see if both modules are being loaded. If so, you may need to blacklist the one you don't want. Having two drivers trying to interface with one NIC will cause problems. If there is a native linux driver, I'd suggest trying it before ndiswrapper.

It might help if you post the output of ifconfig.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 12:05 PM   #3
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try checking modprobe.conf for alias wlan0 ndiswrapper and if it is not there then add it. then probably easier to just reboot the machine.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 06:00 PM   #4
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Check lsmod to see if both modules are being loaded. If so, you may need to blacklist the one you don't want. Having two drivers trying to interface with one NIC will cause problems. If there is a native linux driver, I'd suggest trying it before ndiswrapper.

It might help if you post the output of ifconfig.
i blacklisted ssb and i want to use ndiswrapper. But
lsmod output contains "ssb" but not ndiswrapper.

native linux drivers dont work with this hardware(dell wireless 1350). Only solution is ndiswrapper.

i am sending ifconfig output but it is not detecting wireless card at all.

siraj:/home/rathore# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:43:4b:f7:9a
inet addr:213.100.138.48 Bcast:213.100.138.63 Mask:255.255.255.224
inet6 addr: fe80::211:43ff:fe4b:f79a/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:585 errors:114 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:781 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:114 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:268721 (262.4 KiB) TX bytes:194879 (190.3 KiB)
Interrupt:11

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:560 (560.0 B) TX bytes:560 (560.0 B)



Regards
Siraj
 
Old 02-11-2009, 07:28 PM   #5
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If ndiswrapper -l lists the correct driver and notes that the card is available, try modprobe ndiswrapper, then ifconfig again.

Beyond that, I'd go back to the ndiswrapper docs and start over. You should be able to see the NIC in lspci and ndiswrapper in lsmod. If you don't find these, you need to back up and figure out what the issue is.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 04:32 PM   #6
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If ndiswrapper -l lists the correct driver and notes that the card is available, try modprobe ndiswrapper, then ifconfig again.

Beyond that, I'd go back to the ndiswrapper docs and start over. You should be able to see the NIC in lspci and ndiswrapper in lsmod. If you don't find these, you need to back up and figure out what the issue is.
i tried once again. Here is the output from log file. Some error messages. it looks like that driver is not compatible with hardware. But i am using R81433(windows driver) which is supposed to be compatible with dell wireless 1350 card.

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siraj:/home/rathore# tail /var/log/messages
Feb 12 22:00:56 siraj kernel: [ 1831.927355] ndiswrapper version 1.54 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
Feb 12 22:00:56 siraj kernel: [ 1831.935930] ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,06/25/2004, 3.40.73.0) loaded
Feb 12 22:00:56 siraj kernel: [ 1831.936314] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
Feb 12 22:00:56 siraj kernel: [ 1831.940925] ndiswrapper (mp_init:219): couldn't initialize device: C0000001
Feb 12 22:00:56 siraj kernel: [ 1831.940931] ndiswrapper (pnp_start_device:435): Windows driver couldn't initialize the device (C0000001)
Feb 12 22:00:56 siraj kernel: [ 1831.940948] ndiswrapper (mp_halt:262): device dec623e0 is not initialized - not halting
Feb 12 22:00:56 siraj kernel: [ 1831.940951] ndiswrapper: device eth%d removed
Feb 12 22:00:56 siraj kernel: [ 1831.940965] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:02:03.0 disabled
Feb 12 22:00:56 siraj kernel: [ 1831.940984] ndiswrapper: probe of 0000:02:03.0 failed with error -22
Feb 12 22:00:56 siraj kernel: [ 1831.941041] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
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Thanks for useful feedback

Regards
Siraj
 
  


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