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Old 10-15-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
jonmon6691
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Ndiswrapper on FC5 cant get source


I need ndiswrapper in order to use my belkin 7050 wireless adapter. (if there is already a linux driver feel free to tell me) but when i unpacked the .tar.gz i downloaded form their site into my root folder, i ran 'make distclean' without hassel but when i did 'make' it said that
Code:
Can't find kernel build files in /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp/build;
  give the path to kernel build directory with
  KBUILD=<path> argument to make
when i checked /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp/build everything was fine, do i need to reinstall the source, how do i get it to work. This is all on a fedora core 5, no apt-get or package, just yum.

I found another post here in linux q's that is exactly like min but the kid found a native driver.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:06 PM   #2
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You need the kernel-devel package:

yum -y install kernel-devel
 
Old 10-16-2006, 09:14 AM   #3
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el DiviNo Mike10

I have the same problem, so first download this package:
rpm -ivh http,//rpm,livna,org/livna-release-5,rpm
after that download the ndiswrapper with:
yum install ndiswrapper.i386
if you have another kernel, the kernel 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp install automatically when ypu reboot the PC, inthe grub select the kernel 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp and its all
you have ndiswrapper install!!!
follow the instruccions to install the driver in the page ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

sorry i don't write english very well,
jeje :P
 
Old 10-16-2006, 09:54 AM   #4
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I've used livna repo to install ndiswrapper and works well on my fc5: http://linuxweblog.com/ndiswrapper#comment-129
 
Old 10-16-2006, 10:08 AM   #5
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Just to clarify the above comments:

- if you want to build ndiswrapper yourself (as you were trying to do), you need the kernel-devel package

- if you want to install a binary version, (you have an unmodified Fedora kernel), you can get the pre-compiled binary from the Livna repository.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 10:20 AM   #6
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Ok, ill try thoose. Thanks
 
Old 10-16-2006, 10:21 PM   #7
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Ok it worked but now when i type

modprobe ndiswrapper

it says that it cant find the ndiswrapper module, if i skip that step and try to do iwlist wlan0 scan it says that the device doesnt support scanning, the light on my wireless adapter stays dark.

How do i get the module to work
 
Old 10-17-2006, 09:16 AM   #8
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el Divino Mike 10

mmmm I have a question
when you put this command:
ndiswrapper -l

appear this :
Installed ndis drivers:
bcmwl5 driver present, hardware present


mmm I have an execute with this instruccions, probably you can use :
depmod -a ; modprobe ndiswrapper ; iwconfig wlan0 essid Sistemas ; iwconfig wlan0 key 123456789 ; ifconfig wlan0 192.168.15.17 ; ifconfig wlan0 up ; /sbin/route add default gw 192.168.15.6 ; service network restart


and modify /etc/resolv.conf with your server dns:
nameserver 200.33.146.201


i hope your network wireless work it!!
 
Old 10-17-2006, 10:43 AM   #9
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Ya i tried all of that but with ndiswrapper -l i get
blknUSB INSTALLED
there is no 'hardware present' even tho i have my adapter pluged in.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 12:30 PM   #10
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el Divino Mike10

mmm ya hai fallas

well your problem it's simple
your windows driver dowsn't work in FC5, try to download another driver in driverguide.com
compatible with your wireless card network.


until you install the driver correct you can use the above commands
oks,

if you tell me the model of your network card wireless, I could help you.
oks
 
  


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