LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
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 03-02-2008, 02:43 PM   #1
Mr. PC
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
ndiswrapper howto


Hey I just installed Fedora 8 on my Dell Inspiron1501 and my wireless card doesn't show up, so I did some research and learn't I need ndiswrapper to make a dell driver compatible. I downloaded it and read these instructions on how to install it.


"Make sure there is a link to the kernel source from the modules directory. /lib/modules/VERSION/build should be a link to the kernel source, where VERSION is the version of the kernel you are running. If there is no link, you'll get an error at the make install step. To create a link, assuming the kernel sources are present, use the command"

What!!!!!!!

I was pretty good in windows but this blows my mind.

Any help would be great thanks. This forum is cool and actually part of the reason I decided to switch to a UNIX system cuz windows users don't seem to help each-other. Haha.
 
Old 03-02-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
dxqcanada
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Canada
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 702

Rep: Reputation: 43
VERSION = the current running linux kernel version
Code:
$ uname -r
In order to build a module against the kernel you need this link. The module that you happen to be building is ndiswrapper.
Code:
$ ls -a /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build
 
  


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
Linux Multicasting HOWTO.HOWTO Join Multicast Groups ar24458 Linux - Networking 0 04-02-2007 02:55 AM
howto load ndiswrapper at boot time with suse 9.3 Nieko04 Linux - Wireless Networking 8 09-07-2005 05:43 AM
DISCUSSION: NDISwrapper for RTL8180 mini-HOWTO coindood LinuxAnswers Discussion 3 04-22-2005 05:24 PM
Howto install ndiswrapper?! Ruben2 Linux - Newbie 14 01-26-2005 11:57 AM
Howto update KDE and howto switch off kdm/gdm Canaris Linux - Software 1 06-15-2003 09:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 PM.

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