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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.
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: Entering directory
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdksmp/build
NDISWRAPPER VERSION=1.1 \
make: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7.mdk'
*** warning: overriding SUBDIRS on the command line can cause
make: 'arch/i386/kernal/asm-offsets.s' is up to date
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
/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: *** [/home/biojayc/Desktop/wireless/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver/usb.o] Error 1
make: *** [/home/biojayc/Desktop/wireless/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver] Error 2
make: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk'
make: *** [default] Error 2
make: 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.
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
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 05:52 PM.
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...
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
iwlist wlan0 scan
iwconfig wlan0 essid "NAME OF YOUR SSID"
iwconfig wlan0 key restricted "WEP KEY"
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
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.
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.
Card: Proxim? Silver 802.11a/b 8461-05
Chipset: Atheros AR5211
pciid: 168C:0012 Windows
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.