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i need to install the source rpm for the 2.6.12-1.1447_FC4 kernal so i can recompile NDISWrapper since i get
but when i go to install it i get a whole list of missings, 99% of which is for other archs like ppc etc...
i've tried following this: redhatforums.org/ftopic4811.html but i dont have anything in SPECS...
Explain what you did exactly. Did you install a src.rpm? Did you do any configuration? Did you use menuconfig?
This can help us out, although i couldn't do a sucessful fedora 4 kernel compilation in the past.
I had followed this
on a fresh install of FC4 i first installed the ndiswrapper that come from livna via apt-get/synaptic but it wasn't working with the card so i downloaded the more recent ndiswrapper(x.3rc2?), made, make installed, re-did the drivers and the light finally came on, but there was no one home. in the process of faffing with ndiswrapper and the latest nvidia drives (which wrecked X), i found the 1447 kernel update and blindly went forth to install it. at first i only got the .rpm of the new kernel. but later when i was trying to rebuilt the ndiswrapper it came back with an error about missing the source for the new kernel. so i grabbed what looked liked the matching .src.rpm but when i tried to just download&install it with what i assume a gui front end for rpm tool, it said it "couldn't be installed". i tried again from the console and it listed over 100 different packages that where all missing. though most of them where for other platforms, like ppc or sparc or 64bit etc... and that's where i was when i submitted this thread.
since then i've thumbed the 'missings' by --force-ing the install for the i586.src.rpm for 1447. i had to manually remove all traces of ndiswrapper though since it kept conflicting with various remaining files/drives etc.
since then the card seems to be working, though it wont connect with any kind of encryption running which is a right pain. under windows (xpsp2) the card would only go as high as 128bit wep anyway, even though it's supposed to support WPA. but i'd like to get at least some kind of encryption working again.
another minor annoyance is that i need to reboot the whole machine whenever i change some wireless setting. doing an /etc/init.d/network restart doesn't seem to do it...
for the time being i'll work with the disabled ESSID broadcast, disabled DHCP and MAC address filtering i guess. so i guess that'll at least keep nosy neighbours out. but they aren't really the problem and it's far from an ideal solution.
NDisWrapper, although a very useful and interesting project at times, has only ever frustrated me.
If you're just doing this to use an internal wifi on a laptop, like i did, you may eventually throw in the towel, like i did, and get an orinoco/wavelan/cabletron/lucent pcmcia card. it's also my experience that you get a satisfying feeling from ripping the card out of the machine when it doesn't work.
i'm using a belkin 801.11g notebook adapter F5D7011... it doesn't have native support and while going out and buying a new/better card is surely the 'easy' way out of it, it's also the more expensive route which the person who's computer i'm trying to migrate away from windows cannot really afford right now.
it's not that ndiswrapper doesn't work, it does, it just doesn't provide all the features yet. Like 128bit WEP encryption. though i've a feeling i'm going to have to recompile the kernel for that blasted 4K Stack issue... i haven't got around to doing that yet though.
bosewicht: what instructions? (if it's a link just chop off the "http://www" bit)