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Old 12-18-2006, 11:53 AM   #1
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Ndiswrapper problem - Fedora Core 6 - Belkin Wireless Adaptor


So basically I just installed Fedora Core 6.
However I am having problems installing Ndiswrapper. I used the tutorial for Ndiswrapper on this site but once it got step 5 (make install KSRC=/usr/bin/kernels/(your kernel directory here) )
I had problems.

So i looked around here and google and found out that you can install ndiswrapper by saying:
"yum -y install ndiswrapper"
into a terminal.
So I have done that and what i get is:
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
core 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
updates 100% |=========================| 1.2 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: ndiswrapper
Nothing to do
This made me think it was installed. However when i cd over to the directory where I have the drivers for my usb wireless adaptor (Belkin)
So then i go:
ndiswrapper -i *inf
and I get this:

bash: ndiswrapper: command not found
Any ideas anyone? It would be really appreciated!

Last edited by Sneo; 12-20-2006 at 03:40 AM.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 01:47 PM   #2
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yum is a package manager that looks around online for packages of programs, and installs them for you. It looks for these programs in online repositories, big http or ftp servers. "No Match for argument: ndiswrapper" means that in the selected repositories, it didn't find anything named ndiswrapper, so it couldn't install it. I'm relatively sure that this is because the ndiswrapper package is on a repository that your yum isn't set up to search, namely livna. Click on this link http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/6/i386/l...6-1.noarch.rpm . Your browser might ask if you want to open it with "Install Software" or something similar. Given the option, do that. Otherwise, save it to your disk, open a terminal, cd to where you put it, and issue these commands

su
<give root password when asked>
rpm -i livna-release-6-1.noarch.rpm

Now, whether you installed with "Installed software" or used the above commands, yum will look for ndiswrapper in the right repository. Good luck!
 
Old 12-18-2006, 01:53 PM   #3
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What kind of wireless card are you trying to install? You may not need ndiswrapper at all.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 02:59 PM   #4
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Ok ndiswrapper seems to have installed now!
However. I still get the
bash: ndiswrapper: command not found
This seems to make it sound like ndiswrapper has not installed. I followed your instructions PatrickNew and it really did seem to work and install itself. Infact when i do the yum install -i ndiswrapper command now it says:
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do
The wireless usb adaptor is:
Belkin Wireless G USB Adaptor.
Model: F5D7050

Last edited by Sneo; 12-19-2006 at 08:22 AM.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 07:40 PM   #5
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If it's a version 3 or 4 it uses Ralink drivers. Waste of time and effort to mess around with ndiswrapper
 
Old 12-18-2006, 08:15 PM   #6
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if it is a version 3 or 4, google "ralink linux driver" because you don't need ndiswrapper. Otherwise, are you trying to run ndiswrapper as root? The way fedora sets up its PATH, only root can find it. I think it's either in /sbin or /usr/sbin which fedora excludes from user's paths.
 
Old 12-19-2006, 07:48 AM   #7
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I dont know how you would find out the version but it says:

v4000
uk

on a tiny little sticker on the back of the adaptor. I pressume this means version 4. So Ralink it is. Can anyone point me in the direction of a guide that takes you through installing it step by step? Just I am a total linux noob!

Last edited by Sneo; 12-19-2006 at 08:23 AM.
 
Old 12-19-2006, 08:22 AM   #8
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Aparently, your specific model uses a zydas chipset that uses a native driver. http://zd1211.ath.cx/ that's there web page with a wiki on it.
 
Old 12-19-2006, 08:39 AM   #9
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So I download that?? Looked around the wiki, couldnt seem to find a help guide.. Any available for this?

Thanks to everyone who is helping by the way! Much appreciated and great to see that the change from Windows to linux is possible with such an amazing community!
 
Old 12-20-2006, 03:41 AM   #10
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Still looking for an answer on this.. Anyone anymore ideas?
 
Old 12-20-2006, 03:46 AM   #11
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There are some installation instructions on that page. What do you need help with?
 
Old 12-20-2006, 09:11 AM   #12
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"Make sure your kernel is compiled with wireless extensions (CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS) and USB support"
I dont understand this

"Make sure iwconfig is installed (Debian: wireless-tools package)"
Im on fedora, can i still get this? If so where..
 
Old 12-20-2006, 10:06 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sneo
"Make sure your kernel is compiled with wireless extensions (CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS) and USB support"
I dont understand this
There should be a config file for your kernel somewhere on your system. On mine it's in /boot. It will be quite a long file, so what you can do is output lines only containing strings you're interested in. You can do this with grep, e.g. "grep WIRELESS config" will show you the lines in a file called config that have the string "WIRELESS" in them. Obviously your file may not be called config, check what's in /boot and ask if you're unsure.

Edit: if you have wireless support in your kernel, you should have "CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS=y".

Quote:
"Make sure iwconfig is installed (Debian: wireless-tools package)"
Im on fedora, can i still get this? If so where..
Yeah, wireless-tools isn't specific to Debian. Search for it using Yum. There's some info about using Yum here: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 10:34 AM   #14
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From the website:
Quote:
As of Linux 2.6.18, the kernel includes a driver for ZD1211 & ZD1211B hardware.
... so, assuming you have that kernel ($ uname -r), you should not have to do any compiling. Your card seems to use the ZD1211B driver.

Have you tried ... # modprobe -v zd1211b
 
Old 12-20-2006, 01:51 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rickh
From the website: ... so, assuming you have that kernel ($ uname -r), you should not have to do any compiling. Your card seems to use the ZD1211B driver.

Have you tried ... # modprobe -v zd1211b
bash: modprobe: command not found
Problem??
 
  


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