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Old 03-21-2005, 04:21 PM   #31
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I tried using the mandrake Control Center/software package thing on xmms and IT WORKED! thanx

I tried it once before, but I think it was with alot of other stuff, and something wanted to see cd 4, which there's only 3 so I had to cancel, and it didn't get to xmms. But doing it alone worked fine. Thanx a bunch.


And now to deal with getting mandrake on the internet, which is much more important IMO.

I have class soon, but when I get back, I'll post the error messages I was getting from ndiswrapper. It isn't available from the mandrake cds as far as I know, so I have to compile it from source. what I'm wanting to do is to get it compiled, and give it the windows driver to my card, and hope that it recognizes it. getting online from there will be a trick, but that will come later. I have xsupplicant installed I believe, which will be needed.

Thanx again everyone for all your help.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:11 PM   #32
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okay, when I downloaded ndiswrapper, it didn't come with a configure file, so I just jumped straight to make... Here's the printout I got



make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory
'home/biojayc/Desktop/wireless/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdksmp/build
SUBDIRS=/home/biojayc/Desktop/wireless/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver \
NDISWRAPPER VERSION=1.1 \
EXTRA_VERSION= modules
make[2]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7.mdk'
*** warning: overriding SUBDIRS on the command line can cause
*** inconsistancies
make[3]: 'arch/i386/kernal/asm-offsets.s' is up to date
CHK include/asm-i386/asm_offsets.s
CC [M] /home/biojayc/Desktop/wireless/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver/usb.o
/home/biojayc/Desktop/wireless/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver/usb.c: In function
'usb_select_configuration':
/home/biojayc/Desktop/wireless/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver/usb.c:527: error: invalid
type argument of '->'
/home/biojayc/Desktop/wireless/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver/usb.c:528: error: invalid
type argument of '->'
make[3]: *** [/home/biojayc/Desktop/wireless/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver/usb.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [/home/biojayc/Desktop/wireless/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk'
make[1]: *** [default] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/biojayc/Desktop/wireless/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2



Note: I had to type this, so any typos weren't in the original. I'm assuming the problem is with the fact that there's no configuration. The version I have has a folder in it called "debian" so I was wandering if maybe I got a version that doesn't work with linux. Not sure.




Another question unrelated to above:
I installed the j2sdk stuff, but when I try to run eclipse, which is written in java, it says it can't find the jre. do I need to set a path variable or something so that programs can use the sdk? thanx.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:44 PM   #33
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I found a nice rpm on rpmfind.com or something, give me ten mins and i'll give you the exact address. Anyway, download it, burn it to a cd (if you use xp/any ntfs partition), and if you use fat32 and it's already mounted, just do ythat. Anyway, you're going to have to take the rpm off the cd to use it, I think. So just get it off the cd and type rpm -i thendiswrapperfilename.rpm

::EDIT::

The address is here , but it's for mdk10.1, not sure if it'll like your system.

Last edited by simeandrews; 03-21-2005 at 06:52 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:52 PM   #34
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okay, awesome. Actually, windows is running on ntfs, but linux can read from the drive no problem. can't write, but can read. So I don't really have to burn it on a cd, correct?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:53 PM   #35
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I think it's unsafe or something, but if it is safe, could you tell me how, when this is over, I mean? And note the link above.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:59 PM   #36
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well, here's how I did it. I installed linux, and then changed directory to /mnt/windows/ and there is my ntfs partition ready to go... There was a things I had to specify during install, but basically mandrake took care of it all.


Thanx for the link, I'm going to try it right now...
 
Old 03-21-2005, 07:39 PM   #37
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okay, I installed the ndiswrapper just fine, but when I tried to get it to take the inf file, it said it installed it, but it won't read the card
here's what I did

[root@localhost Winxp] # ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
ntprllag hardware NOT present


I read on another thread that to install a windows driver through ndiswrapper I do the following:
>>
ndiswrapper -i "THENAMEOFTHEINFFILE.inf"
ndiswrapper -l //to see if it recognizes the card
modprobe ndiswrapper
iwlist wlan0 scan
iwconfig wlan0 essid "NAME OF YOUR SSID"
iwconfig wlan0 key restricted "WEP KEY"
dhcpcd wlan0>>

I did the first, did the second, and above is the output I got when I did.

any ideas? I think my card may be dumb, but not sure. thanx
 
Old 03-21-2005, 08:04 PM   #38
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I think you're supposed to eject it and re-insert it or something. Also, make sure you have the right driver, if you didn't get it from the ndiswrapper wiki, get it from there. Also, give us the model of your network card, we may be able to help more.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 08:13 PM   #39
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My card is ths:

silver orinoco 11a/b/g ComboCard
Model: 8481-WD

I'm not sure why linux doesn't see it. I know it saw a friends, or a least registered that something was in the slot, but mine gets nothing. Tell me which driver you think I should run based on that. I did get my driver from that website, so maybe I made a bad choice. thanx



I think my card may be messed up though because other people get great connection speeds with theres while I tend to get low/very low, and disconnected on a rediculous basis. As in, while I'm typing this post, I'll get disconnected, and have to wait to repair a few times and hit send during the few seconds it stays connected... If I move closer to the router, it will get much better, but I still can get disconnected at times, even when I have an Excellent connection


Also, a friend that is very profiscient in linux tried to get online with my machine, and said that it was missing the certificates it needed. Not entirely sure what that means, but any ideas how I could get that fixed.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 10:59 PM   #40
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here's the listing for my driver:

Card: Proxim? Silver 802.11a/b 8461-05
Chipset: Atheros AR5211
pciid: 168C:0012 Windows
Driver: http://keygen.proxim.com/support/orinoco/8461_20b15.zip
Other: WPA is not supported by this driver. However, with 802.11abg driver http://www.proxim.com/support/all/or...2_Drivers.zip, WPA works (CCMP/AES tested successfully). Depending on the wireless configuration, you may need to edit /etc/ndiswrapper/ntpr11ag/<pciid>*.conf files to change the setting "NetBand?" (this setting, its legal values and their meaning are explained in the INF file).



It appears it isn't supported very well. what exactly is WPA? I don't know if that's important or not. Should I download the Driver listed in 'Driver' or 'Other'? I installed the one in 'Other' I believe, but not sure if I made the right choice. Any help would be great.
 
  


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