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Old 09-10-2004, 10:33 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper throws syntax error when I try to run with my .inf file


Wireless card: Motorola WPC1810G
Driver: bcmwl5.inf

command

$ndiswrapper -i </bcmwl5.inf>

output

bash: syntax error near unexpected token 'newline'

I'm pretty sure the error is in the driver file, but I was curious if there are any ideas for a work around. Thanks for any help.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 12:16 AM   #2
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chipset of the card? lspci output?
your inf file output
 
Old 09-11-2004, 12:29 AM   #3
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Broadcom BCM 4306/2050 is the chip set I don't hav lspci available and don't know what you mean by the inf output
 
Old 09-12-2004, 03:59 AM   #4
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where did u get the inf file form?
i would suggest downloading it from the manufacturer's site.
no LSPCI available? run lspci as root
 
Old 09-12-2004, 05:05 PM   #5
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Update. I have tinkered with it a little. I got ndiswrapper to run, but the installed driver now lists that the hardware is not present. Running lspci gives the following (paraphrased). Linux box not connected.

01:04.0 Network Controler: Broadcom BCM94306 802.11G (ver 3)
Subsystem: Motorola: unknown device 7010
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ11
 
Old 09-12-2004, 06:55 PM   #6
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run lspci -n (it will show you numeric id's) write those numbers down and then open your bcmwl5.inf file and replace the vendor id and product id there if they're different. then do everything the same and it should work.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 11:00 AM   #7
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I have it working now. It basically amounted to a lot of small lapses by me. That coupled with the fact that Fedora does not use wlan0 so there was a bit of work to do.

Thanks
 
Old 10-01-2004, 03:19 PM   #8
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Hmm...

I''m having a similar problem.

I tried opening bcmwl5.inf, but it's a binary file. bcmwl5a.inf is a text file, but it doesn't have any place for the product id or vendor id.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 04:04 PM   #9
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I ended up not changing those. My issues came from running ndiswrapper in a different directory that it was supposed to be run. Also, if you are using fedora you need to search for a webpage that details the steps you need to take to get Fedora to recognize wlan0. I don't have the URL anymore or I would post it. Hope this helps a little.
 
  


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