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Old 10-20-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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Wireless Broadcom


I have a HP Pavilion zd8179ea and have installed Linux Fedora on it. I am trying to make the wireless connection work. It has the Broadcom chipset. I followed the procedure and I have done all the steps right till I have reached the NDISWRAPPER steps. I am trying to enter the ¨make¨ command and the ¨make install¨ command but I get an error message. This is the error:

[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.26]# make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/user01/ndiswrapper-1.26/driver'
Can't find kernel build files in /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2200.fc5smp/build;
give the path to kernel build directory with
KBUILD=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/user01/ndiswrapper-1.26/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[root@localhost ndiswrapper-1.26]#

What is going wrong? I am doing something wrong? Please help me as soon as possible cause my work depends on that...

Thank you
Old 10-20-2006, 01:12 PM   #2
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Make sure you have your kernel sources. Also - what is the "make -C driver" doing?

I installed ndiswrapper on my Dell Laptop with the broadcom wireless. My procedure was
cd /to-ndiswrapper-directory
make install
ndiswrapper -i bmcwl5a.inf
modprobe ndiswrapper

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