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Old 07-27-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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wireless problems strike again!


Howdy everyone.
So i had my wireless working fine for several months, until yesterday when i used up2date, and updated my kernel. I'm using Fedora Core 3 on a Dell Inspiron 5100 pentium 4 2.66ghz, with a Truemobile 1300 wireless card


lsmod lists ndiswrapper as:
Code:
ndiswrapper           127020  0
and lspci lists my wireless as:
Code:
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
and uname -r tells me my kernel is:
Code:
2.6.11-1.35_FC3

That is the kernel that i am using right now, to post this, because if i use the more recent kernel version, ndiswrapper is not recognized in lsmod, and therefore i cannot use wireless.

I browsed briefly around the forum, but it didnt sound like anyone else had this happen... Anyone have any ideas or things i should try (or information i should have listed)?
Thanks!
 
Old 07-27-2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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After upgrading the kernel, you need to reinstall ndiswrapper. Your ndiswrapper module must be of the same version as the kernel.

(Many distros may have an ndiswrapper-KERNELVERSION package).
 
Old 07-27-2005, 01:34 PM   #3
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Recompile NDISwrapper against your new kernel. If you upgrade to a new kernel, then you will more than likely need to recompile your drivers for stuff like wireless, video, etc (sometimes you can get around it, but not often, and if you do it is quirky sometimes). I just make it a rule to recompile my video and wireless drivers after a kernel update/upgrade.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 01:41 PM   #4
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Right, something i should have probably known -- and if not known, been able to figure out on my own. Haha, alright, thanks!
 
Old 07-27-2005, 01:44 PM   #5
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Gruven how do you make a rule to do that when you have to recompile your kernel?
 
Old 07-28-2005, 02:42 AM   #6
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I meant (when I said make a rule) is that I make it a rule for myself (like just write it down).

I could have worded that better.
 
  


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