LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-23-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
desperado
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Fedora cannot detect wireless card on HP pavilion (dv9502 au)


hi,

i have a HP Pavilion notebook (model dv9502au), and i want to make wireless internet work on Fedora...

this is the umpteenth time i have tried to install wireless card driver into fedora for my laptop...i have used fwcutter, ndiswrapper and the like, but without any success.

this is a jist of my latest attempt:

i downloaded the latest version of the broadcom wireless card driver from the hp website.



i also downloaded latest ndiswrapper source files, and installed it.

i then installed the driver using the ndiswrapper -i command.

the ndiswrapper -l command told me that the device was present.

i then executed : modprobe ndiswrapper

no output.

i then executed :dmesg | grep ndiswrapper and got the following:

ndiswrapper version 1.51 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterInterruptEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateStatusEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferList'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMdl'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeMdl'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterMiniportDriver'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateIoWorkItem'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisQueueIoWorkItem'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetMiniportAttributes'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterInterruptEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMGetBusData'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterScatterGatherDma'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferListPool'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMOidRequestComplete'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferListPool'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterScatterGatherDma'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetBusData'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferAndNetBufferList'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSendNetBufferListsComplete'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterMiniportDriver'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisOpenConfigurationEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeIoWorkItem'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSynchronizeWithInterruptEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMemoryWithTagPriority'
ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:216): couldn't prepare driver 'bcmwl6'
ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:118): couldn't load driver bcmwl6; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
usbcore: registered new driver ndiswrapper


obviously wlan0 is not showing up when i do iwconfig....

what should i do to rectify this problem.....please help!!!!!
 
Old 01-23-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
Lenard
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Indiana
Distribution: RHEL/CentOS/SL 5 i386 and x86_64 pata for IDE in use
Posts: 4,790

Rep: Reputation: 56
Quote:
i then executed : modprobe ndiswrapper

no output.
This is normal the driver loaded without an error, if you want to see something then add the verbose switch;

modprobe -v ndiswrapper

For the details see: man modprobe

Quote:
what should i do to rectify this problem.....please help!!!!!
Sounds like you forgot to blacklist and remove the b43 and ssb drivers before installing the ndiswrapper module.

cat /proc/modules | grep b43

modprobe -r b43
modprobe -r ssb


Add to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file at the end;

#wireless
blacklist b43
blacklist ssb

Make sure that the /etc/modprobe.conf file has been edited for the b43 alias and ndiswapper alias.

# alias eth1 b43
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper

Also make sure you have the ifcfg-wlan0 file in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
U.S. Robotics Wireless Card.. Fedora 6 doesn't detect fedora6user Linux - Wireless Networking 9 05-20-2007 10:56 AM
install wireless card Hp pavilion - mandriva 2006 Marcolux Mandriva 1 03-01-2006 08:35 PM
Fedora Core 2 does not detect wireless card Udip2laM9r Linux - Wireless Networking 0 07-29-2004 03:01 PM
Linksys wireless card on Fedora Core 2 (HP Pavilion 5300 laptop) haroldopaulino Linux - Wireless Networking 1 07-03-2004 06:29 PM
Fedora 2 doesnot detect US Robotics 5416 PCI wireless card mhbengal Linux - Wireless Networking 0 05-23-2004 03:01 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:48 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration