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Old 03-08-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
deepgrewal
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Your Expertise Please


Guys,

I have 2 problem to propose. Hopefully you can help me. I have figured out almost all of the other problems in SuSE 9.2 except these 2.

(1) WLAN
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I have a Linksys WMP54G PCI (802.11g) wireless card installed in my machine. I downloaded ndiswrapper, but cannot really figure out what to do or is Linuxant better? Can anyone please provide me with some detailed coding or help so I know what to do? Below is my network information.

Distro: SuSE Professional 9.2
ESSID: echo
DHCP: Auto
DNS: Auto
Channel: 11
WEP: Disabled
Type: Infrastructure (Managed)

I downloaded and installed ndiswrapper. Here's a synopsis of what I did.

1. "ndiswrapper-1.0.tar.gz" was copied to the desktop
2. Konsole> tar zxvf ndiswrapper-1.0.tar.gz
3. This created the "ndiswrapper-1.0" folder on the desktop
4. Konsole> cd /Desktop
5. Konsole> cd/ndiswrapper-1.0
6. Konsole> make distclean
7. Konsole> make
8. Konsole> make install
9. Konsole> ndiswrapper -i Rt2500.INF

STEP 9 returns "Command not found"

Where am I going wrong? I followed the instructions from http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/p...p/Installation
However I cannot figure this out at all. I need the Internet on this machine relatively soon. Please help.


(2) Screensaver
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I have set up a screensaver to run within 15 minutes of being idle on the computer. However, the only thing that happens is my monitor goes into "suspend" or "off" mode or something even though I disabled Power Management. Any suggestions?
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:51 PM   #2
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I have this wireless card and it works great on SuSE 9.2. I would have recommended the ndiswrapper shown in YaST.

I think that last command should have been:
ndiswrapper -i BCMWL5.inf

You will need three files in your current directory when you run that:
BCMWL5.inf
bcmwl5.sys
bmc43xx.cat

Then configure the wireless connection in YaST. Make sure your antenna is close to your router and is not blocked by the computer case.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 07:11 PM   #3
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Kane,

Thanx for the reply. Are you saying that YAST comes equipped with ndiswrapper as a default? I installed a downloaded version of ndiswrapper and I even downloaded the drivers for the Linksys WMP54G from a related site. No matter what I do, I cannot get ndiswrapper to execute when I type the command in the Konsole.

If YAST comes equipped with ndiswrapper as a default, where is it and do I need to uninstall the version of ndiswrapper that I installed, and if so, How? Sorry I am a complete rookie when it comes to Linux.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 09:47 PM   #4
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Run the following command to uninstall the drivers first:
ndiswrapper -e

Change to the ndiswrapper build directory and run this command:
make uninstall

Now you can run the Control Center -> YaST2 Modules -> Software -> Install and Remove Software. Then just search for ndiswrapper and install it.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 12:18 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kdr Kane
Run the following command to uninstall the drivers first:
ndiswrapper -e

Change to the ndiswrapper build directory and run this command:
make uninstall

Now you can run the Control Center -> YaST2 Modules -> Software -> Install and Remove Software. Then just search for ndiswrapper and install it.
Did this work for anybody?
 
  


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