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Old 06-09-2004, 06:41 PM   #1
ekanathanpn
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Unhappy problem enabling wireless on Mandrake 10


I am trying to configure my wireless adapter on Mandrake 10.0
The m/c is an IBM thinkpad with built in Intel 2100 PCI adapter.

I downloaded ndiswrapper and tried to compile it.
It gives lot of errors. The kernel sources are missing in /usr/src.
The disc 3 contains rpms only.
can anyone tell me where can i get the mandrake 10.0 source?


Or am i missing something to compile ndiswrapper?
 
Old 06-10-2004, 07:34 AM   #2
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You absolutely have to have the kernel source installed to compile ndiswrapper. If it isn't on your Mandrake disks, I imagine it would be on the Mandrake web site. Just be absolutely sure that the kernel source you download matches your running kernel version number. Use the uname -a command if your not sure what kernel version you're running.


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The disc 3 contains rpms only.
Mandrake probably distributes the kernel source in a rpm file. You would install it like you would any other rpm.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 02:30 PM   #3
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i think you can also just:

urpmi kernel-source

to install the kernel sources from the command line if you have your urpmi mirrors config'd. if you don't, go here to do it first:

http://urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php
 
Old 06-28-2004, 02:54 PM   #4
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Go Here:
ftp://ftp.esat.net/mirrors/.0/carrol...al/10.0/SRPMS/


Get This:
kernel-2.6.3.7mkd-1-1mdk.src.rpm [don't get this see below]


Do This:
rpm -i kernel-2.6.3.7mkd-1-1mdk.src.rpm


and hey presto you have your kernel source and can compile ndiswrapper

Last edited by michaeljohnston; 06-28-2004 at 04:25 PM.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 03:54 PM   #5
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Actually that didn't work.
I've just upgraded my mandrake, and am trying to get ndiswrapper to work also, but having trouble with the mandrake kernel source.

i'll let you know if i have any luck
 
Old 06-28-2004, 04:20 PM   #6
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think i got the wrong package,
now obtaining this

ftp://ftp.esat.net/pub/linux/mandrak...-7mdk.i586.rpm

that looks better.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 04:39 PM   #7
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if you are using mandrake 10, it comes with ndiswrapper-0.4, does this version support your card?
 
Old 07-04-2004, 02:50 PM   #8
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You can install the kernel sources in Mandrake 10 through "Install software" (in System -> Settings -> Packaging) and search for "kernel-source" or just "kernel".

Flo
 
Old 07-15-2004, 10:28 PM   #9
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instead of using ndiswrapper, try this first:

dmesg > grep "manfid"

if you get a manfid 0x45F0 etc, then you can add lines similar to this to your /etc/pcmcia/config file, under the "wireless" section:

card "Prism Wireless card"
manfid 0x50c2, 0x7300
bind "orinoco_cs"

and try different bindings, using the existing cards entries as guides, like aero, smb, etc.

Hope this helps
 
Old 03-24-2005, 05:29 PM   #10
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I'm new to Mandrake as well, but I found that the version of the kernel that is in kernel-source-2.6.8.1.12mdk is actually 2.6.8.1.24mdk. When I do a make oldconfig;make it produces a version of 2.6.8.1.24mdkcustom. I downloaded the kernel-2.6.8.1.12mdk-1-1mdk.src.rpm from the source given earlier and it seems to contain the things I expect, a matching version of the source, some patches, and a spec file to create the kernel that comes with 10.1. I am also trying to upgrade my version of ndiswrapper. By the way, I don't believe that version 0.4 of ndiswrapper supports WEP encryption.
 
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By the way, I don't believe that version 0.4 of ndiswrapper supports WEP encryption.
Actually, that's not true. I've been using ndiswrapper since before 0.4, and all versions I've tried have had no problems with WEP. Actually ndiswrapper has nothing to do with WEP, it merely serves as a communication layer between the windows driver and the kernel.
 
  


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