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Old 04-14-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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trying to install ndiswrapper on fc6


Hi folks,

I've got a Linksys wireless card in a machine that I can dual boot between XP and FC6. Mainly my son uses it for games and boots XP and in that configuration it appears to work fine for him. In particular, it has no problem connecting to my Linksys access point where the cable comes into the house.

However, under FC6, I've been using the bc43xx native linux driver and while it often works for a while, it also often drops the connection after not too long. So I've decided to try installing the windows driver using ndiswrapper. I updated my kernel to 2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 with

yum install kernel

and then did a search for ndiswrapper, finding several rpms, including this one that looks like a match:
Quote:
kmod-ndiswrapper.i686 1.38-1.2.6.20_1.2944.f livna
Matched from:
kmod-ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper kernel module(s)
This package provides the ndiswrapper kernel modules built for the Linux
kernel 2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 for the i686 family of processors.
But when I tried yum install kmod-ndiswrapper.i686 I got the following error:

Quote:
Finished Transaction Test

Transaction Check Error: package kernel-2.6.20-.2944.fc6 is already installed
file /boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6
file /boot/config-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6
file /boot/symvers-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6.gz from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6
file /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2944.fc6
Huh? I installed the latest kernel and yum is telling me that it conflicts with itself??? WTF??

Any clues for the clueless?

adv10Qance,
Paul
 
Old 04-14-2007, 07:58 PM   #2
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Better idea, install use the dkms rpm package from Fedora Core and install the freshrpms-release package;

http://zod.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=118

Code:
rpm -Uvh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/6/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm

yum install dkms dkms-ndiswrapper
This way when you upgrade the kernel the dmks enabled version of ndiswrapper is automatically rebuilt when the new kernel is boot the first time. No conflicts, no getting new packages every time the kernel is updated.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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Thanks, Lenard! I'll give that a try. I've just downloaded the dkms-ndiswrapper. I'll see if that helps.

Best regards,
Paul
 
  


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