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Old 03-27-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper-hardware present but no driver


hi, i installed mandrake 10.1 last nite and have been trying to set up my wireless card all day. i installed ndiswrapper fine, used it to install the driver i have for my card(WMP54G). when i use ndiswrapper -l it says "rt2500 hardware present" also, when i try iwconfig it doesnt show that i have wlan0, which i think could be causing some problems, but im a noob when it comes to linux. if i use the MCC to add a new connection, it asks if i want to install the driver manually, and when i scroll down to rt2500 and hit ok, it just starts an endless loop of asking me to install driver manually. any help is MUCH aprecciated, this is driving me nuts.
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Old 03-27-2005, 10:19 PM   #2
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ok, im an idiot. i did everthing from the root console before. i uninstalled ndiswrapper, then used the su command to log in as root. reinstalled wrapper and now is says driver and hardware present. but when i use modprobe ndiswrapper it says
Code:
FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/misc/ndiswrapper.ko):operation not permitted
and when i do iwconfig it only lists
Code:
lo      no wireless extensions.
and
Code:
 sit0   no wireless extentions
any ideas?
 
Old 03-28-2005, 08:24 AM   #3
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but when i use modprobe ndiswrapper it says
That bit you do have to so as root. If you are just using su, you might try su - and see if that helps.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 05:01 PM   #4
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you sir are a lifesaver. for future reference, whats the difference between using su and su - ?
 
Old 03-28-2005, 06:06 PM   #5
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If I understand the man page correctly, adding the - means that environment variables are loaded. If you leave the - off, you are essentially trying to run root with a normal user's preferences and environtment. My experience has always been that funky things can happen when you do that, so now I always su -, since that is more like logging in as root.
 
  


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