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Old 01-22-2006, 08:46 PM   #1
jrock
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Trying to get PCI Linksys card to work on Slackware 10.2


I've been trying to figure this out for some time now but my n00bness is pretty hardcore. I've been trying to install my PCI Linksys card (WPC54G) on Slackware 10.2 using ndiswrapper 1.7. I've been going through the instructions on the ndiswrapper wiki but I can't seem to get a driver that works for it. I used the drivers that came with the wireless card and the ones that are listed on the wiki. None of them seem to be working. One in particular is the driver rt2500.inf that I downloaded. Instead of just saying that the driver didn't work it comes with the message "couldn't copy rt2500 at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 131." If anyone has any idea of what I'm doing wrong or which driver would work I'd really appreciate it. Thanks a lot!
 
Old 01-22-2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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well /usr/sbin is just for launching programs and you really shouldent store anything else in there try copying the driver folder (yes the whole folder) to /home then do your ndiswrapper -i driver.inf and check to see if it worked with ndiswrapper -l
 
Old 01-22-2006, 10:03 PM   #3
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Have you ever gotten a "driver present" from ndiswrapper -l?

Just wondering, cause I had a heck of a time getting ndiswrapper to work with Slackware and my RTL8180 card, but my difficulties were a little farther in the process (system would freeze after I tried to modprobe ndiswrapper). I actually went through a week of learning how to compile a new 2.6 kernel (glad I did now for the experience) thinking that was the problem. Ended up having to run "ulimit -s 16000" to increase the stack size to 16k every time before I modprobe. Don't understand it all yet, but it works. I had sucessfully used ndiswrapper with this card under Ubuntu and Debian without a hitch.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 11:22 PM   #4
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well /usr/sbin is just for launching programs and you really shouldent store anything else in there try copying the driver folder (yes the whole folder) to /home then do your ndiswrapper -i driver.inf and check to see if it worked with ndiswrapper -l
I copied the folders of the driver into /root and I keep on getting the message.
 
  


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