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Old 11-03-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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Question Love SUSE but cant?


I downloaded and installed SUSE 10 and have to say , its great but I cant get it to detect my NETGEAR WG511 wireless card, i have it on a dell lattitude C600 .

If any of the experts here can give me some insight on fixing this if possible, but I am a newbie all so.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 01:18 PM   #2
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its very well possible that there are no opensource drivers for your network card (not sure about that, check their website!!)

otherwise you can probably get it to work with something like ndiswrapper http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m....php/Main_Page
 
Old 11-03-2005, 05:17 PM   #3
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NDISWrapper comes with SUSE, you just need to search for it using YAST. Then follow the instructions you can find on the SourceForge site above.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 05:33 PM   #4
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hi

Im using a Netgear WG111T USB adaptor.
My thread is here : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=375456

(dont think i can post clickable links yet...!)

I can't get mine to work and am also a total Linux newbie.

I went to the sourceforge page mentioned above and found some information : http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/List#N

I see a few different versions of my WG111T adaptor there. Whats the difference between "version 2" and "v2"? Couldnt see WG111T (with the T ) but im guessing that means version 2.

Can anyone turn this information into and easy step by step how-to for a newbie??

Couldnt find any help on how to use ndiswrapper. Well, none that i could understand!

Thanks in advance.

GMS.

Last edited by gms; 11-03-2005 at 05:34 PM.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 07:16 PM   #5
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Im getting a error when trying to "MAKE"


heres what I see;


make -C driver clean
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/john/ndiswrapper/driver'
rm -rf ndiswrapper.ko ndiswrapper.o hal.o iw_ndis.o loader.o misc_funcs.o ndis.o ntoskernel.o ntoskernel_io.o pe_linker.o proc.o wrapper.o divdi3.o usb.o x86_64_stubs.o \
divdi3.o .*.ko.cmd .*.o.cmd ndiswrapper.mod.[oc] *~ .tmp_versions
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/ndiswrapper/driver'
make -C utils clean
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/john/ndiswrapper/utils'
rm -f *~ *.o loadndisdriver
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/ndiswrapper/utils'
rm -f *~
rm -fr ndiswrapper-1.5 ndiswrapper-1.5.tar.gz *.deb patch-stamp
make -C driver distclean
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/john/ndiswrapper/driver'
rm -rf ndiswrapper.ko ndiswrapper.o hal.o iw_ndis.o loader.o misc_funcs.o ndis.o ntoskernel.o ntoskernel_io.o pe_linker.o proc.o wrapper.o divdi3.o usb.o x86_64_stubs.o \
divdi3.o .*.ko.cmd .*.o.cmd ndiswrapper.mod.[oc] *~ .tmp_versions
rm -f *_exports.h .\#* x86_64_stubs.h
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/ndiswrapper/driver'
make -C utils distclean
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/john/ndiswrapper/utils'
rm -f *~ *.o loadndisdriver
rm -f .\#*
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/ndiswrapper/utils'
rm -f .\#*
john@linux:~/ndiswrapper> make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/john/ndiswrapper/driver'
Can't find kernel sources in /lib/modules/2.6.13-15-default/build;
give the path to kernel sources with KSRC=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/ndiswrapper/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2

john@linux:~/ndiswrapper>


What am I doing wrong here?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 07:54 AM   #6
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Anyone?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 08:07 AM   #7
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Well the error is pretty clear, it cant find the kernel sources in the directory it reported, SUSE probably has them someplace else, google on how to find the kernel sources in SUSE maybe looking for kernel-source in YAST would help ( my total SUSE experience is around 2 hours :P).

when you have found them try

Code:
make KRSC=<path to sources>
 
Old 11-04-2005, 10:44 AM   #8
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SUSE does not install the kernel source by default...you have to select it using YAST...

However, it will probably still be easier to just use and install the NDISWrapper that's available in YAST.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 06:06 PM   #9
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I managed to install it in yast , it was already in there , I had no reason to compile it.

But My main problem still is there my netgear 511 card shows up but will not respond , no lights, wg511 v1

May be the downfall toi SUSE if I cant get it working , does anyone here have this card?

I may ask also in the SUSE forum i see.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 06:19 PM   #10
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Did you install and activate (if that's the right term) the drivers using NDISWrapper?

---

ndiswrapper -i <Driver path>

modprobe ndiswrapper

---

...then set up the network card in YAST as well?

My guess is, you're missing the "modprobe " step.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 06:43 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by JepN13
Did you install and activate (if that's the right term) the drivers using NDISWrapper?

---

ndiswrapper -i <Driver path>

modprobe ndiswrapper

---

...then set up the network card in YAST as well?

My guess is, you're missing the "modprobe " step.
No I didnot install the driver , I was under the inpression if it was able to detect the make of the card it just neewed the wrpper.

This is most likley why.. I will try what you said...
Any other advice?

Last edited by john510; 11-04-2005 at 06:45 PM.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 07:07 PM   #12
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When I started messing with SUSE, it saw my card in the hardware...but did not see it in the Network Cards portion of YAST

...after running "modprobe..." if there are no errors and the led is lit, you should be just about home-free. Next do:

ndiswrapper -m

Now, I'm going to be a little vague here, as I'm having some problems of my own, and can't verify what I'm writing (but if you search your SUSE documentation for ndiswrapper, you'll find the actual instructions).

Start YAST, go to Network Cards.
Configure a new card...
You set it up as a normal usb (NOT wireless) card...there should be an option to specify a module...you should enter "ndiswrapper" there. I think the rest is all default values, except you may still need to specify the Domain Name Server. You won't know that until you accept the configuration and see if you can reach the internet.

When I installed my Belkin card, the DNS ip address did not carry over via DHCP, so just log into your router and get the Name Server ip addy and enter it into one of the fields for the DNS.

That should do it. Hopefully it works, it was a huge ordeal for me until I got it working...I've done it several times since without a hitch. Just be sure to write the steps down you take, so you can reference later.

Let me know how it goes.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 10:25 PM   #13
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No I didnot install the driver , I was under the inpression if it was able to detect the make of the card it just neewed the wrpper.

This is most likley why.. I will try what you said...
Any other advice?


I have to figure out what I did, i tried what you said then the card fired up lights went on, but when i rebooted I could no longer get it to work I tried removing the driver and reinstalling it but this time it would said it could not do the ndiswrapper -m since it was already had instructions.

Amazing it did work for few minutes , not sur ewhat the boot did but I got sent back now.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 02:15 AM   #14
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You'll have to check the options for modprobe (try "modprobe --help") you'll need to remove ndiswrapper from modprobe...and remove the driver from ndiswrapper...redo from step 1. Hopefully it'll work on the next round. There may be a boot option or something hiding somewhere in the Network Card configuration that may have been overlooked. Unfortunately I can't help too much further as I can't get into Linux right now myself.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 04:03 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by JepN13
You'll have to check the options for modprobe (try "modprobe --help") you'll need to remove ndiswrapper from modprobe...and remove the driver from ndiswrapper...redo from step 1. Hopefully it'll work on the next round. There may be a boot option or something hiding somewhere in the Network Card configuration that may have been overlooked. Unfortunately I can't help too much further as I can't get into Linux right now myself.
Modprobe wouldn't load automatically for me after reboot either. I did the following and it fixed it:

1) Open up Yast.

2) Open up System

3) Click on "/etc/sysconfig Editor"

3) Select "Kernel" from the "System" drop down.

4) Select MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT

5) Type in under "Setting of: MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT": ndiswrapper

6) Click "Finish"

7) Agree to prompts asking you to confirm the change

Now it loads on boot.

Good Luck!
 
  


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