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Old 09-13-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
DineshMaurya
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Wireless Internet Connection not working on Fedora 8.


Hi,
I have installed the ndiswrapper with the help of different post present on Internet.

When i checked to see whether the driver is installed or not it gives the output:

[root@localhost /]# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl6 : driver installed
device (14E4:4315) present

With this output what i understand is that the driver is installed.
After that below is the snapshot of what i did and its output:

[root@localhost /]# depmod -a

[root@localhost /]# modprobe ndiswrapper

[root@localhost /]# dmesg | grep ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferListPool'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMOidRequestComplete'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateIoWorkItem'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisQueueIoWorkItem'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSendNetBufferListsComplete'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeIoWorkItem'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterScatterGatherDma'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetMiniportAttributes'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterMiniportDriver'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterScatterGatherDma'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisOpenConfigurationEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSynchronizeWithInterruptEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterMiniportDriver'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferListPool'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferAndNetBufferList'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMemoryWithTagPriority'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMGetBusData'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetBusData'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeMdl'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMdl'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferList'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateStatusEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterInterruptEx'
ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterInterruptEx'
ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:206): couldn't prepare driver 'bcmwl6'
ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:108): couldn't load driver bcmwl6; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper

[root@localhost /]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.


I don't know what other details i need to post with this as i am new to Linux.Can any expert help in installing/loading this driver and getting my Wireless internet connection working.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DineshMaurya View Post
Hi,
I have installed the ndiswrapper with the help of different post present on Internet.

I don't know what other details i need to post with this as i am new to Linux.Can any expert help in installing/loading this driver and getting my Wireless internet connection working.
First thing I would suggest, would be a fresh install of Fedora 11. Don't upgrade...do a new installation. I suggest this, because you say "i am new to Linux". FC8 is VERY old, and probably won't support newer hardware. FC11 might 'just work' with your wireless right out of the box, and if not, be much easier to troubleshoot, since it's not so old.

Also, based on your error(s):

- Have you blacklisted the kernel broadcom driver? You will get a conflict if you don't. Check the contents of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
- Are you using Windows Vista drivers, or XP? Vista drivers won't work.
- You don't say anything about your hardware, are you using HP or Dell? They have drivers on their websites, but don't support FC8 since it's so old...
 
Old 09-13-2009, 02:07 PM   #3
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Yes i have blacklisted the broadcom driver, is using Vista Driver and have HP laptop.
So is there no other way than installing FC 11 ?
 
Old 09-13-2009, 05:39 PM   #4
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Yes i have blacklisted the broadcom driver, is using Vista Driver and have HP laptop.
So is there no other way than installing FC 11 ?
Did you read my first post??
Quote:
- Are you using Windows Vista drivers, or XP? Vista drivers won't work.
- You don't say anything about your hardware, are you using HP or Dell? They have drivers on their websites, but don't support FC8 since it's so old...
Again, Vista drivers won't work. Use the XP drivers. Also, HP has drivers, but AGAIN, FC8 is so old, it isn't supported. Fedora 8 has been obsolete for a long time now. Use something current.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 06:05 PM   #5
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You probably should use Fedora 12 as already suggested. You will probably need to use the b43 kernel driver and b43-fwcutter to cut the firmware from the driver.

Here is the script that openSuSE uses to install cut out and install the firmware. I used it on my old laptop when I installed Fedora 10 and it only took a few seconds to get wireless going:
Code:
#!/bin/sh                                                  
#                                                          
# install_bcm43xx_firmware                                 
#                                                          
# This script tries to download and install the firmware needed to run
# WLAN cards using Broadcom's bcm43xx chips.                          

# firmware for b43
URL1=http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources
FILE1=broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2   
FIRMWARE1=broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o

# firmware for b43legacy
URL2=http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources
FILE2=wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o              

test -z "$( type -p curl)" && { echo "'curl' is not installed, aborting. Please install 'curl' and try again."; exit 1; }
test -z "$( type -p b43-fwcutter)" && { echo "'b43-fwcutter' is not installed, aborting. Please install 'b43-fwcutter' and try again."; exit 1; }
test -d /lib/firmware || mkdir -p /lib/firmware                                                                                                  

TMPDIR=$(mktemp -d /var/tmp/bcm.XXXXXX) || exit 1

pushd $TMPDIR >/dev/null

echo "Downloading b43 firmware"
curl -# -f -o $FILE1 $URL1/$FILE1
if [ $? -eq 0 ];then
        echo "Extracting b43 firmware"
        tar xjf $FILE1
        b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware $FIRMWARE1
else
        echo "Could not download b43 firmware. Please look at /usr/share/doc/packages/b43-fwcutter/README."
fi

echo
echo "Downloading b43legacy firmware"
curl -# -f -o $FILE2 $URL2/$FILE2
if [ $? -eq 0 ];then
        echo "Extracting b43legacy firmware"
        b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware $FILE2
else
        echo "Could not download b43legacy firmware. Please look at /usr/share/doc/packages/b43-fwcutter/README."
fi

echo
if [ -d /lib/firmware/b43 ] ; then
        echo "b43 firmware successfully installed."
else
        echo "b43 firmware installation failed."
fi
if [ -d /lib/firmware/b43legacy ] ; then
        echo "b43legacy firmware successfully installed."
else
        echo "b43legacy firmware installation failed."
fi

popd >/dev/null
rm -rf $TMPDIR

exit 0
In the very least, you can use the url for the openwrt site.

Be sure to read the b43-fwcutter readme files. They may have a list of drivers known to work.
 
  


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