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ericyinzhao 01-12-2006 07:32 AM

dell 1370 wireless lan card driver with Debian
Hi, I'm new in Linux.

I have Dell 2200 with this 1370 wireless lan card.

I just download Debian this week and installed in my laptop with Windows XP this week

after i use ndiswrapper to install the driver(bcmwl5a.inf) for the card and use DMESG to check, I got the message that the driver can't initialize the device (can't request the IRQ 1). But the driver works well in Windows XP.

Can anybody tell me why?

mr_demilord 01-12-2006 07:55 AM


alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
to /etc/modprobe.comf, also make sure the ndiswrapper module is loaded

ericyinzhao 01-12-2006 09:52 AM

I use the modprobe to load the ndiswrapper before i use the DMESG to check. The problem is that the driver can not initialize the device(the card). it says that the driver fail to request for IRQ 1, is there anyway to let it request other IRQ port ???

Fat_Man 04-29-2006 05:31 PM

I am having this same problem and it's absolutely driving me nuts. Any help on this one?

However I am using Slack 10.2 on a Dell Latitude 110L.

beagle2 04-29-2006 06:08 PM

This may help, ndiswrapper wiki "you can find out which IRQ ndiswrapper is trying to use and release that IRQ find out which other device is using it with cat /proc/interrupts" also "To make sure you don't have any IRQ issues, check the dmesg log immediately after booting e.g., with dmesg | grep -i disabled, which will show if any IRQs are disabled" , then maybe change irq settings in bios.

bugmenot60 04-30-2006 12:50 AM

What about
What about just going here ( and then here ( ) and downloading one of these driver. Would this work? I am having the same problem, would this simplify things?

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