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Old 09-11-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
bharrison4
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Angry Ndiswrapper and Dell Wireless 1450 Dual-Band USB 2.0 Adapter


Hey everybody,

I just installed RHEL4 on my Dell Dimension 9100 and but im having trouble getting my Dell wireless usb 1450 nic to play well with ndiswrapper. heres what im doing:

ndiswrapper ~/drivers/dellnic.inf <-installs the driver
modprobe ndiswrapper <- insmod's the wrapper
iwconfig wlan0 mode managed essid xxxx <- sets my nic to infrastructure and sets the ssid
dhclient <- to give it a ip address

at which point all is well for about 30 - 45 seconds
after that my system freezes causing my to do a hard-reboot. After some digging this is all i could find out.

Sep 11 16:54:43 localhost kernel: [<c02ceae5>] schedule+0x2d/0x87a
Sep 11 16:54:43 localhost kernel: [<c011e5ad>] __wake_up+0x29/0x3c
Sep 11 16:54:43 localhost kernel: [<c01303a8>] worker_thread+0xc9/0x1d5
Sep 11 16:54:43 localhost kernel: [<f8a62ca7>] ndis_worker+0x0/0x275 [ndiswrap$
Sep 11 16:54:43 localhost kernel: [<c011e527>] default_wake_function+0x0/0xc
Sep 11 16:54:43 localhost kernel: [<c011e527>] default_wake_function+0x0/0xc
Sep 11 16:54:43 localhost kernel: [<c01302df>] worker_thread+0x0/0x1d5
Sep 11 16:54:43 localhost kernel: [<c01339d1>] kthread+0x73/0x9b
Sep 11 16:54:43 localhost kernel: [<c013395e>] kthread+0x0/0x9b
Sep 11 16:54:43 localhost kernel: [<c01041f1>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0xb

but i have NO idea what it means.... HELP!!
Thanks in Advance..
bill
 
Old 09-11-2005, 10:13 PM   #2
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That's often caused by the wrong driver, or the wrong stack size in your kernel. Are you sure the dellnic.inf file is the right one?
 
Old 09-11-2005, 11:05 PM   #3
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Yea im sure its the right driver, dont know about the stack size. how do i find out which size stack im using?
 
Old 09-11-2005, 11:10 PM   #4
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If your kernel has /proc/config.gz, you can do: "zcat /proc/config.gz | grep STACK".
 
Old 09-11-2005, 11:27 PM   #5
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it shows no /proc/config.gz
 
Old 09-12-2005, 01:13 AM   #6
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ok, heres an update. I just installed the 16kstacks patch and im still having the same problem. anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:18 PM   #7
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I have a Dell Dimension 5000 and exactly the same card as you have. I've got a CD with native drivers for it, but unfortunately I can't get them to work, probably because they are made for kernel 2.4 (i use 2.6.12).

You can download the drivers here and see if they work for you: http://samuellb2.homeip.net/2005/11/...D1450U.iso.bz2
Dell has some info on their Linux drivers here: http://linux.dell.com/
 
  


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