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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?
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.
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.
I'm new to Mandrake as well, but I found that the version of the kernel that is in kernel-source-188.8.131.52.12mdk is actually 184.108.40.206.24mdk. When I do a make oldconfig;make it produces a version of 220.127.116.11.24mdkcustom. I downloaded the kernel-18.104.22.168.12mdk-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.
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.