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Old 01-02-2007, 12:55 AM   #1
mrjogo
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FC6 - yum ndiswrapper install has old kernel dependency


I'm new to Linux and installed Fedora Core 6 on my laptop. I'm trying to install ndiswrapper to use my wireless networking card, but am running into issue after issue. First, it turned out, due to an Anaconda bug, that my kernel was i586 instead of i686. Fixed that. Now, when I run
Code:
yum install kmod-ndiswrapper
one of the dependencies is an older version of the kernel than I have installed, and yum yells at me. How do I get this to work? Full output below.

Code:
[root@localhost ~]# yum install kmod-ndiswrapper
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
livna                     100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00     
updates                   100% |=========================| 1.2 kB    00:00     
core                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00     
extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00     
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 359 kB    00:01     
################################################## 922/922
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 1.7 MB    00:16     
################################################## 5254/5254
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kmod-ndiswrapper.i686 0:1.25-1.2.6.18_1.2868.fc6 set to be installed
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: ndiswrapper-kmod-common >= 1.25 for package: kmod-ndiswrapper
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.18-1.2868.fc6 for package: kmod-ndiswrapper
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kernel.i686 0:2.6.18-1.2868.fc6 set to be installed
---> Package ndiswrapper.i386 0:1.25-1.lvn6 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size 
=============================================================================
Installing:
 kmod-ndiswrapper        i686       1.25-1.2.6.18_1.2868.fc6  livna              93 k
Installing for dependencies:
 kernel                  i686       2.6.18-1.2868.fc6  updates            16 M
 ndiswrapper             i386       1.25-1.lvn6      livna              29 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      3 Package(s)         
Update       0 Package(s)         
Remove       0 Package(s)         

Total download size: 16 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test


Transaction Check Error:   package kernel-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 (which is newer than kernel-2.6.18-1.2868.fc6) is already installed
 
Old 01-02-2007, 06:03 AM   #2
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You have to force the older kernel, or wait until there is an ndiswrapper for a newer kernel. Or you could compile ndiswrapper from source.
 
Old 01-02-2007, 06:13 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjogo
I'm new to Linux and installed Fedora Core 6 on my laptop. I'm trying to install ndiswrapper to use my wireless networking card, but am running into issue after issue. First, it turned out, due to an Anaconda bug, that my kernel was i586 instead of i686. Fixed that. Now, when I run
Code:
yum install kmod-ndiswrapper
one of the dependencies is an older version of the kernel than I have installed, and yum yells at me. How do I get this to work? Full output below.
[/CODE]
I'm having the same problem with FC6. I'm trying to install ndiswrapper-1.33 from sourceforge to install my wireless usb network card and I get an error saying "kernel build file not found in directory/lib/module/2.6.18-1.xxxx.fc6xen/build". I've checked the directory and the file's there. 2 more days if I don't figure this out I'm gonna change distro to one that's user-friendly for a newb like me. Another problem i'm having is XEN. Everytime I reboot, it stops for almost 5 mins. on XEN loading. When I go to "/sbin/init 3" to leave GUI mode to install nvidia drivers XEN hangs up! I tried to yum erase but yum still has to find a repository to uninstall it. I know I'm barking at the wrong tree here but I need a place to vent my frustration.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-03-2007, 01:12 AM   #4
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Why are you using xen? You got more than one VM there? You are going to have trouble with xen if you don't understand how it works.

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"kernel build file not found in directory/lib/module/2.6.18-1.xxxx.fc6xen/build". I've checked the directory and the file's there.
Which file, where? Show the output of the ls command (and the command, and the prompt).

You realize you have to install all the development stuff for fedora seperately, don't you?

(Do you really have a directory called "2.6.18-1xxxx.fc6xen" - sounds like Aussie beer.)

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I'm gonna change distro to one that's user-friendly for a newb
... a very good idea in your case. The main advantage of fedora for a newbie is if you don't have a lot of bandwidth... then you'll get a pretty complete distro in one go. Otherwise, it is very much a tinkerers distro these days... I stopped using it because every time the maintainers had something set up just nice, they had to change it. May I suggest Ubuntu?
 
Old 01-03-2007, 07:28 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon Bridge
Why are you using xen? You got more than one VM there? You are going to have trouble with xen if you don't understand how it works.
Thanks for the reply. I don't know what's wrong with XEN. My machine hangs when it loads during boot up. I have ASUS A8N32 SLI motherboard and AMD 64 X2 4400 cpu.

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Originally Posted by Simon Bridge
You realize you have to install all the development stuff for fedora seperately, don't you?
I did install the development stuff. Below is the output

[root@localhost Module]# make
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-X86_64-1.2798.fc6xen'
CC [M] /usr/local/src/rt2500-cvs-2006102508/Module/rtmp_main.o
In file included from /usr/local/src/rt2500-cvs-2006102508/Module/rtmp_main.c:50:
/usr/local/src/rt2500-cvs-2006102508/Module/rt_config.h:58:40: error: linux/config.h: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [/usr/local/src/rt2500-cvs-2006102508/Module/rtmp_main.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/usr/local/src/rt2500-cvs-2006102508/Module] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-X86_64-1.2798.fc6xen'
rt2500.ko failed to build!
make: *** [module] Error 1

I finally fixed my problem http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB...pic.php?t=2217 . Thanks to the Project Admin.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon Bridge
... a very good idea in your case. The main advantage of fedora for a newbie is if you don't have a lot of bandwidth... then you'll get a pretty complete distro in one go. Otherwise, it is very much a tinkerers distro these days... I stopped using it because every time the maintainers had something set up just nice, they had to change it. May I suggest Ubuntu?
Even though I was able to fix it, I'll try kubuntu or xubuntu. Downloading right now Thanks for the suggestion.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 06:55 PM   #6
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I don't know what's wrong with XEN.
Yes - but why? You know there is a non-xen kernel don't you?

Quote:
Originally Posted by buMPer
I finally fixed my problem http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB...pic.php?t=2217 . Thanks to the Project Admin.
Quote:
Originally Posted by IvD
Looks like fedora has updated their kernel quite nicely in an attempt to break external drivers again.

You should open the file rt_config.h
and replace
<linux/config.h>
with
<linux/autoconf.h>
Oh yes... this reminds me why I no longer use fedora.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 01-03-2007 at 06:56 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 02:38 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon Bridge
Yes - but why? You know there is a non-xen kernel don't you?
I just found out a few minutes ago that fedora has a lot of kernel flavors and there is a xen version in all of the kernel arch.

Anyway, forget about fedora. I rushed to work this morning to download the ubuntu distro from work. (i work at univ. of southern california. go trojans!!!) i was surprised that the distro mirror we have doesn't have ubuntu. since i work at the ISD/Network Operation Center, I submitted a proposal to my boss to host the mirror for ubuntu also.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon Bridge
Oh yes... this reminds me why I no longer use fedora.
You said it!


thanks!
 
Old 01-04-2007, 05:48 AM   #8
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I work at univ. of southern california ... at the ISD/Network Operation Center
That is just so wracking up the hate - <envy>
 
  


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