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Old 12-18-2004, 10:29 PM   #1
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Step three on ndiswrapper froze"invalid driver"


I have made it to the third step in ndiswrapper and when i type "ndiswrapper -l" it states that i have an invalid driver. help would be appresiated. i have a Delll 1150 with MiniPCI Truemobile 1350 running Fedora Core 3
 
Old 12-19-2004, 08:39 AM   #2
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This is similar to the card I use (Trumobile 1300) and uses the same drivers. I got mine from the site the ndiswrapper wiki suggest.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 02:31 PM   #3
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Trying same driver. MiniPCI a probelm?

i am using that same driver. is the fact that it is MiniPCI throwing it off?
 
Old 12-19-2004, 08:29 PM   #4
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Re: Trying same driver. MiniPCI a probelm?

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i am using that same driver. is the fact that it is MiniPCI throwing it off?
I think that "MiniPCI" is more marketing gimmick than anything else. If nothing else, my 1300 is a mini PCI and it works just fine with that driver. Just out of curiosity, are you running a stock Fedora kernel or have you compiled your own?

You might try some of the other drivers from that .exe and see if any of them work. Sometimes getting a driver that works can simply be a matter of trial and error.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 08:31 PM   #5
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Kernel

The Kernel is stock. how do i get that exe to where i can see all of the drivers that are contained?
 
Old 12-19-2004, 10:50 PM   #6
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Hangdog42 .. i have to say thank you.. you rock.

you fixed my problem by posting the wiki...


*bows*

i f*cking love you.

-sg
 
Old 12-20-2004, 07:37 AM   #7
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Re: Kernel

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The Kernel is stock. how do i get that exe to where i can see all of the drivers that are contained?
You need to extract the .exe on a windows computer to see all the drivers that are in there. You might be able to do it with Wine, but I've always just used windows.

One thing to keep in mind is that Red Hat has done a number of things with the stock Fedora kernels that make life difficult for ndiswrapper. If you still have trouble, post up the commands you've entered and all the results you get.




Cheers Soylentgreen, glad to have helped.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 06:27 PM   #8
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Success. thanks for your help
 
Old 12-20-2004, 07:57 PM   #9
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Hey, Great! Can I ask what it was that worked?
 
Old 12-20-2004, 09:20 PM   #10
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I had to use the bcmw15a.inf driver. I f'ing windows. now my resolution looks crap because i updated FC3 with that update checker and now my monitor will onyl do 800x600. any suggestions?
 
Old 12-20-2004, 09:20 PM   #11
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i f'ing hate windows is what i meant to say. lol
 
Old 12-20-2004, 09:31 PM   #12
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But there is one thing, it wont automate my settings. i did what the instructions said and it still wont reload ndiswrapper when i load KDE
 
Old 12-21-2004, 07:16 AM   #13
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now my resolution looks crap because i updated FC3 with that update checker and now my monitor will onyl do 800x600
I'd check the Red Hat forum if I were you. Something in your xf86config file has probably gotten hosed, but I'm not sure how Fedora handles that.

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But there is one thing, it wont automate my settings. i did what the instructions said and it still wont reload ndiswrapper when i load KDE
Well, you can write a script that automates the config. Here is one I've used successfully:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
#
# rc.wlan0
#
#CHANNEL=_
ESSID="domainname"
INTERFACE="wlan0"
KEY="WEPKey"
MODE="Managed"
#Load the module
echo "Loading NDISWRAPPER"
/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
# Set up the WiFi card
echo "Configuring ${INTERFACE}:"
/usr/sbin/iwconfig ${INTERFACE} essid ${ESSID}
/usr/sbin/iwconfig ${INTERFACE} mode ${MODE}
/usr/sbin/iwconfig ${INTERFACE} key ${KEY}
# Get IP address from dhcp
/sbin/dhcpcd -t 10 -d wlan0
# Bring up interface - I'm not sure if this is necessary,
# but it doesn't hurt
ifconfig wlan0 up
 
Old 12-21-2004, 07:28 AM   #14
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Where do i need to out that script?
 
  


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