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Old 05-05-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
dylan623
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Trouble installing ndiswrapper in Ubuntu 7.04 Broadcom Wireless Card


I have been trying to get my wireless network to work within GNU/Linux over a relatively long period of time. Please answer my final question that is on this page: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...eeds-help.html
 
Old 05-05-2007, 06:47 PM   #2
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You mean this?
Quote:
I tried installing ndiswrapper, but I got this problem when I used make (there was more before it, but this was what was shown as the error):

loadndisdriver.c:591: warning: implicit declaration of function 'closelog'
make[1]: *** [loadndisdriver] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/dylan/Documents/ndiswrapper-1.42/utils'
make: *** [all] Error 2

I also got this for make install:

make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/dylan/Documents/ndiswrapper-1.42/driver'
make: *** [install] Error 2
dylan@dylan-laptop:~/Documents/ndiswrapper-1.42$

Does anyone know what this means?
Looks like a library is a different version to that expected by the source or there is a utility or support package missing.

What are you doing installing ndiswrapper to ubuntu by source? What is wrong with:

sudo aptitude install ndiswrapper

OK OK it's actually:
Code:
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils-1.8
sudo ndiswrapper -i /location_of_your_wireless_driver/your_driver.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -l
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Feisty

If you must continue with source code install for some reason, this problem has occurred before, solution in LQ:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=549988

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 05-05-2007 at 06:57 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2007, 06:58 PM   #3
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Wait, doesn't apt require an internet connection? That is why I need ndiswrapper. Does this mean I need to directly connect my PC to the modem to install it?
 
Old 05-05-2007, 07:39 PM   #4
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Yes - the assumption is that there is some network connection present. One assumes the existance of some kind of internet connection if you are downloading tarballs of ndiswrapper sourcecode.

Personally I use a wired connection at an internet cafe for this. You have an ethernet card, right? (It is worth it because you can do a complete system overhaul on them if you get the right cafe.)

Other options include, using someone elses ubuntu computer to download the debs for you (or even as a temporary proxy). You can also seek out the deb files in the repo site and manually install them with dpkg if you don't have access to another ubuntu computer. And, of course, you can dig out that old serial modem as a temporary stopgap
 
Old 05-05-2007, 10:35 PM   #5
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Now, after a bit of work, I finally have connected through the wired connection, thanks for your help, I will tell you if it works in a few minutes.
 
Old 05-06-2007, 12:04 AM   #6
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*bump*
For some reason, even though I installed ndiswrapper and the driver, I still can't get connected. The graphical tool I download from Synaptic says that the hardware is not present. Do I have the wrong driver? AFAIK I have the right one. Can anyone help?

Edit: lspci output:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SB400 - AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
05:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
05:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
05:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
05:09.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
05:09.4 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Texas Instruments PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller

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