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Old 07-14-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Dell TrueMobile 1300 + ndiswrapper


1. After venturing to all parts of google'd links, I've finally gotten to a sticky point. I used the latest version of ndiswrapper to get my Dell TrueMobile 1300 internal lan card to work. When I execute ndiswrapper -l , shows my bcmw15 driver file as being loaded, and the hardware is present. I'm a true linux expert....I've been running it for about 1 week.

When I login as root, all commands work for me. When I login as my othe user name, I will enter 'modprobe ndiswrapper' and I recieve, "command not found".

I'm running Fedora Core 3. I don't post much, because most of the issue's I've had, have previously had a solution reported. It's getting tense, and I'm in need of some help. If I need to post any output from any files, please let me know.

2. How can I write data to my fat32 drive (winxp pro)? It's mounted correctly, but I believe it's only read only. Thanks for the help
 
Old 07-14-2005, 04:44 PM   #2
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When I login as root, all commands work for me. When I login as my othe user name, I will enter 'modprobe ndiswrapper' and I recieve, "command not found".
Actually that is working correctly. Modprobe is one of those commands you need to be root to run. Believe it or not, you really don't want regular users to have permission to modify what kernel modules are in place. However, if you do want to run modprobe as a regular user, I'd suggest looking into sudo.

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How can I write data to my fat32 drive (winxp pro)? It's mounted correctly, but I believe it's only read only.
How are you mounting it? If you are using the mount command, read/write is the default. However, you can try using the -w flag and see if that works.
 
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Thanks man, running certain commands as root does make sense. I mounted the partition with "mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows"

Anyone have any ideas with the wireless network card?
 
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Sorry, I thought the modprobe bit was the question about the wireless card. What are you having trouble with? Just guessing, but if you have the module loaded, you'll need to configure the card using the iwconfig command and then you'll need to request an IP from your access point. I think that Fedora uses the pump command to do this. Oh, and one other thing. As a discourtesy to Fedora users, Fedora doesn't recognize wlan0 as a legitimate interface name, so it doesn't show up in the graphical configuration tools in Fedora. You may need to edit your /etc/modprobe.conf file (modules.conf if you are using a 2.4.x kernel) and change the line alias wlan0 ndiswrapper. You need to change the wlan0 to something like eth1 (or a similar ethx that isn't already used by your system).


As for the mount, you could try being more specific (although I think what you had should have worked. Are you sure its FAT32 and not NTFS? XP doesn't use FAT32 by default and Linux really can't write to NTFS so it mounts read-only by default. Double check to be sure).

mount -w -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
 
  


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