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I recently put Mandriva 2009 on my Dell insipiron 1525 and I need the Ndiswrapper for it. I had the same problem with openSUSE 11.1.
I tried putting the .inf files from windows vista premium on to my flash drive but Mandriva is not seeing any of the .inf files withing the folder that contains them. lspci brought up this:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller(rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
02:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
02:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
02:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host
Adapter (rev 12)
02:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
I have know idea how to get this Ndiswrapper installed. I would really like to have either openSUSE or Mandriva working on my laptop, but without the Ndiswrapper (making my wireless work) I will be forced to switched to XP/Vista and prolly install ubuntu and pray those drivers work.
If anyone can help me get the Ndiswrapper to work it would be greatly appreciated. (I tried some suggestions I found on the openSUSE forum for installing both the Ndiswrapper and Madwifi, I couldn't get either of them to work)
If there is an understandable guide/walkthrough on how to get my wifi working just point me in the direction if you can.
Larry, I looked at both of the links you sent me. The second one made no sense to me at all. I got pretty far with the first one, but got lost after I moved the tar file to the /lib/windriver folder. I just can't seem to get the Ndiswrapper to open and start running. I really like openSUSE and want to work with that, but right now I am on a dual boot with XP and openSUSE. So is there any other information you can give me. I think the issue lies within the extracting of the file as I couldn't do anything of that sort either. the .tar file in the first link's tutorial didn't explain how to extract it. I tried using ark, but that failed too. I tried doing this in both the KDE 4.1 and Gnome 2.24 environment and took a while for me to get it to work. Anything else that you could to do help would be appreciated. I have instant messaging programs if someone could set up a time to walk me through it that way (I know that's asking a lot but it might help, I am in the Detroit area(for timezone purpose)) so that's an option. Like I said though. I got stuck at that part of the tutorial so if there's anything else you could tell me it would mean a lot. Thank for everything so far.
I read some of the replies, but not all so pardon if this is redundant. But Ubuntu 8.10 does come with a developer-tested broadcom driver out of the box. I had some initial problems installing, but I went to the synaptic package manager and reloaded the apps, whereupon ndiswrapper common and ndiswrapper 1.3 (?not sure the #) were there. Clicked and installed, and then installed the broadcom driver. So maybe it's a question of whether the distro is important or the wireless
the part in the tutorial where they say
"mv /home/'your username/Desktop/bcmwl5.tar.bz2 /lib/windrivers
tar -xvjf bcmwl5.tar.bz2
is about where I get lost because nothing happens. (in opensuse 11.1 KDE)
from the link http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...search-674226/
thanks again. Also I am thinking about putting this on my desktop that doesn't use wireless as well. (I am really liking the look of opensuse)
First the driver has to be on your desktop for the following command to work. If not I need to know which folder it is in.
If it is on your desktop type 'mv /home/your username/Desktop/bcmwl5.tar.bz2 /lib/windrivers'
When you do this command and fill in username as what your username is for the desktop you are using. Leave out the hash marks. Hit enter after the command. Do not use any of the hash marks in the commands.
If this works out try the tar command and hit enter.