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Old 10-21-2006, 01:39 PM   #76
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- 64 Bit
Yes this makes a big difference. If you are not as experienced with linux then i would recommend that you go back to the 32 bit.
When you know your way around 32 bit, then try the 64 bit.
In terms of speed:When normally working with it, you will not notice the difference between 64 and 32 bit.
The problem with 64 bit is that a lot of things ( example: Flashplayer) are not available in 64 bit.
To get the 32 bit flashplayer to work under 64 bit fedora will require some effort

- Regarding USB wireless stick ( i presume it is a usb-stick)
What you might do is the following:
Disconnect your wireless usb stick.
Do a clean install of fedora. (just to get some old stuff out of the way)
Make sure you install kernel development and the gcc compiler. You will need it to compile ndiswrapper.
Do a complete update (connect your computer via its ethernet cable)
To do the update: Log in as root, open a terminal and run : "yum update"
I don't know your level of expertise, so forgive me if the above line offends...............

When the fedora distribution is completely up to date run the command: dmesg
This will show you the output of the boot,etc,etc
Connect the USB stick. wait 1 minute and rerun the command dmesg.
You should now see something which is talking about usb.
It might be that you also see that a specific module is loaded to accomodate the new hardware.
But you will know that at least the usb stick is attached to the OS and it can be handled.

I also googled something that might be usefull (Thank you Cydork):
-------------------------------------------------------------------
I compiled ndiswrapper using the following instructions
wget http://belnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sou...er-1.16.tar.gz

make sure that kernel header files are installed. (Spaniel: This is why you should have kernel-devel installed!)

then untar the ndiswrapper...
and do make uninstall
make
make install

Then...


be sure that you have uninstalled all the drivers in ndiswrapper. i.e.:

(in root)

ndiswrapper -e athfmwdl
ndiswrapper -e netwg11t


Then.. download this driver:
http://www.netgear.de/download/WG111...T_GRV1.2.zip96

Unzip it, and cd to the extracted files.

Install the athfmwdl.inf and netwg11t.inf in the normal way. i.e:

(in root)

ndiswrapper -i netwg11t.inf
ndiswrapper -i athfmwdl.inf

modprobe ndiswrapper
-------------------------------------------------------------------
The above looks OK to me so try that. You should then be able to do some iwlist and iwconfig stuf to verify it is there.

Try the above and lets see where it takes you.
When you still want the 64 bit fedora, you will need the 64 bit windows drivers for you stick, otherwise ndiswrapper can't work with it (as far as i know)

Last edited by spaniel; 10-21-2006 at 01:41 PM.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 05:50 PM   #77
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Link does not exist ?????

PROBLEM:

When I go to that link

people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/FC5/RPMS.kernel/

I get the error 404 page.

So where can I get the latest kernel AND kernel-devel from....?

Also, lots of the answers here tell you to install things through Yum. How can I do that if I cannot connect to the internet through Fedora yet...... if I could I was not here, right? Right now I can only connect through Windows.

What am I to do????



Last edited by rocketscientist; 10-22-2006 at 07:11 PM.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 12:09 AM   #78
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why stuck with ndiswrapper--see my posts--

Hi,

1. I had installed ndiswrapper and wireless driver successfully. Please view the detailed procedure given in my earlier posts.

2. It is assumed that person is having a working internet on the ethernet port and wireless is being tried.

3. somebody is having problem in loading driver however ndiswrapper is working. I just write one tip. When you type 'ndiswrapper -l' at terminal. It should display
'driver installed, hardware present'. If not, then there is problem while installing the windows driver in linux. Like supporting file is not there in the directory of the driver or right driver is not picked up.

RKGarg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketscientist
PROBLEM:

When I go to that link

people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/FC5/RPMS.kernel/

I get the error 404 page.

So where can I get the latest kernel AND kernel-devel from....?

Also, lots of the answers here tell you to install things through Yum. How can I do that if I cannot connect to the internet through Fedora yet...... if I could I was not here, right? Right now I can only connect through Windows.

What am I to do????


 
Old 10-27-2006, 11:58 AM   #79
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Quote:
Originally Posted by imagined
is there at least ONE person here that has installed it successfully? Please let us know. And if you did it successfully, could you just please make A LIST WITH THE STEPS?

I have tried it so many times, I want to give up. please help.
I had the same trouble. Thing is I had a off brand card, but the chipset was popular so I just had to find a driver for my chipset that would work with my pci card. Once I got it to recognize the card (iwconfig on root), I had to go back and use lsmod and find anything that had to do with my device (acx and ndiswrapper) then I used 'modprobe -r' on them (ie: modprobe -r acx; modprobe -r ndiswrapper). Then I uninstalled all the ndiswrapper drivers by using the ndiswrapper -l and 'ndiswrapper -r <driver>'. So that left me with no drivers installed, but I knew which one would work with my card. So I did:
ndiswrapper -i <driver that works>
depmod -a
modprobe ndiswrapper

A long story short - if you have done it a bunch of times, just find one driver that will acknowledge your card, take out everything else you did (including that one) and install that driver alone. If it doesn't work then find the next one that will acknowledge your card.
I usde my PCI ID and seraced for cards that had that same ID from the list found in the ndiswrapper wiki (I also crossreferenced TNET1130 since that was another keyword with my device).

I hope this helps. It took me over a week of booting WinXP to download stuff then booting FC5 and trying and back and forth.
Don't give up.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 12:25 PM   #80
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketscientist
PROBLEM:

When I go to that link

people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/FC5/RPMS.kernel/

I get the error 404 page.

So where can I get the latest kernel AND kernel-devel from....?

Also, lots of the answers here tell you to install things through Yum. How can I do that if I cannot connect to the internet through Fedora yet...... if I could I was not here, right? Right now I can only connect through Windows.

What am I to do????
I was in the same boat you are - no Internet on Linux. But I finally got mine to work.
I downloaded just the kernel-devel rpm and that is all it took to install stuff. It installed to the directory:/usr/src/kernels/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5-i686. I can't remember the link, but if you do a search by user name then one of the threads I posted in is titled "kernel and kernel-devel". There is a working link there, but it takes some browsing to get the correct rpm download. (and yes, many told me to yum it also). I used an SD card in a USB card reader to get files from WinXP (Internet connection) to FC5 (no Internet connection).
Make sure you know your exact kernel version before looking for it (uname -a).
 
Old 10-30-2006, 08:48 AM   #81
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i am vinay kumar from india ,i am getting an error at the starting of installation itself,
when i press enter for graphic mode or any other mode, it will show a error that is
"UNKNOWN INTERRUPT OR FAULT AT EIP 00000060 c0100231 00000230"
after showing this error the system will restart,
same thing is reapeted after restart of system.
please slove my problem
because i m having lab exam
 
Old 11-22-2006, 10:50 AM   #82
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SPANIEL,

today, i dont work. so im going to dedicate today to make this work. im going to follow all your instructions.

I saw that fedora 6 just came out. i felt compelled to download it and install it instead of version 5. but i guess that then the instructions you gave me MAY not work with v6. would it work with v6 as it would with v5?

if so, i will try to do it with v6.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 05:55 AM   #83
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Fedora Core 6

Hi Imagined,

Sorry i haven't had the time yet to test and try fedora core 6

But if you get it to work, please tell us!!
 
Old 11-26-2006, 11:34 AM   #84
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Ndiswrapper in Fedora core 6 make error

Hi I didn't see a thread for fedora core 6 but this thread looks relivant for my problem. I am trying to install ndiswrapper on my fedora 6 setup and have been following the wiki instructions. I can do the make distclean without any errors but running make gives me this error.

[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.28]# make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/Nicholas/Desktop/wireless card/ndiswrapper-1.28/driver'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6/build SUBDIRS=/home/Nicholas/Desktop/wireless card/ndiswrapper-1.28/driver
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6-i686'
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `card/ndiswrapper-1.28/driver'. Stop.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6-i686'
make[1]: *** [default] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/Nicholas/Desktop/wireless card/ndiswrapper-1.28/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.28]#


anyone have any suggestions? thanks.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 04:11 AM   #85
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Don't use make -C drive

Hi Mclaan.

Don't use "make -c Driver".
Just type "make". It will compile everything you need (if you have the kernel sources).
When compilation is ready type "make install". This will install the freshly compiled ndiswrapper driver.

The error message says it cannot find anything for target driver.
This means that there is nothing in the file "Makefile" with a target called driver
If you are interested why you just have to type "make", look into the file "Makefile" which resides in the ndiswrapper-1.28 directory

Last edited by spaniel; 11-27-2006 at 04:12 AM.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 09:51 PM   #86
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spaniel
Hi Mclaan.

Don't use "make -c Driver".
Just type "make". It will compile everything you need (if you have the kernel sources).
When compilation is ready type "make install". This will install the freshly compiled ndiswrapper driver.

The error message says it cannot find anything for target driver.
This means that there is nothing in the file "Makefile" with a target called driver
If you are interested why you just have to type "make", look into the file "Makefile" which resides in the ndiswrapper-1.28 directory
Hi I did just type "Make" the line with "make -c Driver" appeared after i typed "Make" I assume that line was part of the script. I will take a look inside the make file to see what is there. I have tried to install the kernel sources and i believe it worked but am not 100% sure. Are there instructions somewhere for how to install this source or confirm that it is set up properly?

Thanks
 
Old 01-17-2007, 03:38 AM   #87
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I've been trying to get things working for hours with no luck, so here's my request for help:

I attempted building ndiswrapper from source many, many times:
Code:
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.34]# make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/adam/ndiswrapper-1.34/driver'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2869.fc6/build SUBDIRS=/home/adam/ndiswrapper-1.34/driver
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2869.fc6-i686'
Makefile:482: /usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2869.fc6-i686/arch/LINUX/Makefile: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2869.fc6-i686/arch/LINUX/Makefile'.  Stop.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2869.fc6-i686'
make[1]: *** [default] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/adam/ndiswrapper-1.34/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
Code:
[root@localhost 2.6.18-1.2869.fc6-i686]# make KSRC=/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2869.fc6-i686/
Makefile:482: /usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2869.fc6-i686/arch/LINUX/Makefile: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2869.fc6-i686/arch/LINUX/Makefile'.  Stop.
Code:
[root@localhost arch]# ls /usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2869.fc6-i686/arch/
alpha  arm26  frv    i386  m32r  m68knommu  parisc   ppc   sh    sparc    um    x86_64
arm    cris   h8300  ia64  m68k  mips       powerpc  s390  sh64  sparc64  v850  xtensa
[root@localhost 2.6.18-1.2869.fc6-i686]# ls
arch    drivers  init            kernel    mm              scripts   symsets-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6.tar.gz
block   fs       ipc             lib       Module.symvers  security  usr
crypto  include  kabi_whitelist  Makefile  net             sound
(this is what I'm running. Originally I was on FC5 kernels 2.6.18-1.2239.fc5 and 2.6.18-1.2257.fc5, but both those failed and I had a hard time getting kernel devel to match with the kernel I was running, so I "upgraded" to FC6 and the problems stuck around)
Code:
[root@localhost 2.6.18-1.2869.fc6-i686]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 #1 SMP Wed Dec 20 14:51:19 EST 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
[root@localhost arch]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6
kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2257.fc5
kernel-headers-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6
kernel-2.6.18-1.2257.fc5
kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6

Since that failed so many times, I went with an rpm version:
Code:
[root@localhost arch]# ndiswrapper -v
utils version: 1.9
driver version:        1.25
vermagic:       2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 SMP mod_unload 686 REGPARM 4KSTACKS gcc-4.1
And it "worked":
Code:
[root@localhost arch]# ndiswrapper -l
installed drivers:
bcmwl5          driver installed, hardware (14E4:4328) present
But after modifying /etc/modprobe.conf by adding:
alias eth2 ndiswrapper
options ndiswrapper if_name=eth2
(also, I tried wlan0) and running "depmod -a" and "modprobe ndiswrapper", iwconfig and ifconfig claim to see nothing:
Code:
[root@localhost arch]# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

[root@localhost arch]# iwconfig eth2
eth2      No such device
I've either forgotten something that should be obvious, or something's gone horribly wrong. Maybe my lack-of-hardware problems would be solved by a fresh install of ndiswrapper, but I can't figure out what's wrong with that install. Can anyone help?

Thanks,
Adam
 
Old 07-23-2007, 03:46 AM   #88
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FC5 & ndiswrapper

hi

i try
people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/2.6.20-1.2320.fc5/RPMS.kernel/
but it show page not found?

then i try :

[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.47]# make install KSRC=/usr/bin/kernels/2.6.20-1.2320.fc5
make -C driver install
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.47/driver'
Can't find kernel build files in /lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2320.fc5/build;
give the path to kernel build directory with
KBUILD=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.47/driver'
make: *** [install] Error 2
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.47]#

any comment?
thanks
 
Old 07-23-2007, 04:27 AM   #89
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Quote:
Originally Posted by keflavich
I attempted building ndiswrapper from source many, many times:
... you realize that ndiswrapper is in the repos for both fedora and ubuntu? What is wrong with yum install ndiswrapper ?

Anyway... you need to ditch those aliases and do iwconfig to check what your actual interface is called. Is this an internal PCI adapter?
 
Old 07-23-2007, 04:33 AM   #90
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kylnj
people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/2.6.20-1.2320.fc5/RPMS.kernel/
but it show page not found?
http://people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/ does not have the subdirectory you entered, only f8 and fc7. Then you get the kernel subdirectories.
Read the following on installing kernel source to FC5
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...html#kernelsrc

Quote:
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.47/driver'
Can't find kernel build files in /lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2320.fc5/build;
... this is because you havn't installed the kernel source yet!

Note: http://www.fedorafaq.org/fc5/
# A new version of Fedora Core comes out every six months.
# When a new version comes out, the previous version becomes unsupported after another 6 - 8 months.

This means that only the latest two releases are certain to have support. That is FC6 and 7. It is urgent that you upgrade your distro. If you don't like the yearly forced-upgrade cycle, consider a different distro.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 07-23-2007 at 04:40 AM.
 
  


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