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Old 08-04-2005, 06:01 PM   #1
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Wifi issues with Ubuntu linux on HPZV5000

okay, found my first big running an amd64 system...i cant get ndiswrapper 1.2 to install,

i keep getting the same errors dealing with amd64 / i386 incompatability. DOH
following the instructions @SetupNdiswrapperHowto on the ubuntu wiki

I start getting issues at about here
4. Untar the ndiswrapper-1.1.tar.gz file to your /usr/src directory. NOTE: the location where you untar the source doesn't really matter, but the rest of these instructions will assume /usr/src.

cd /usr/src
tar xvzf ~/ndiswrapper-1.1.tar.gz

5. By default, the rules file that is responsible for specifying Debian packaging parameters specifies an install directory different from where Ubuntu keeps the same module. I adjusted by rules file to install in the proper place like so

cd /usr/src/ndiswrapper-1.1
sed -e "s/misc/kernel\/drivers\/net\/ndiswrapper/g" debian/rules > debian/temp
mv debian/temp debian/rules

6. Enter the source directory and issue the make deb command.

cd /usr/src/ndiswrapper-1.1/
make deb

7. In your /usr/src directory, if all went well, you should find two brand new .deb package files. Let's install them, overwriting the modules that came with Hoary that don't work for us.

cd /usr/src
dpkg -i --force-overwrite ndiswrapper-utils_1.1-1_i386.deb
dpkg -i --force-overwrite ndiswrapper-modules-$(uname -r)_1.1-1_i386.deb

first off, when i execute tar, it gives me some random error so i just decompressed with archive manager (built-in)

then step 5 goes fine, and i get to the "make deb" command...
gives me an amd64 / i386 compatability error. dunno what to do with that...ive only used HP-UNIX / MacOS / Windows before, so this is all kind of foreign.

dpkg doesnt execute at all, another random error.

I'm running linux-k8 kernel, not generic for Ubuntu.
custom install "linux noacpi"

one last question...
anywhere to get packages specifically designed with amd64 in mind?

thanks a million,
Old 08-05-2005, 02:17 PM   #2
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Umm... I gotta say I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to do there. I'm running FC4. But there seems to be an unnecessary step in there. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it be easier to just compile and install it with make distclean / make / make install?
Old 08-05-2005, 02:25 PM   #3
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BTW -- this is the page I used when I first installed ndiswrapper...
Old 08-05-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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I'm also have an HPZV5000 series laptop. I have Suse 9.2 professional - but I also had problems compiling Ndiswrapper from source. I did get it to work by just installing the package using YAST and then running Online Update to update it to the latest version. Could you do something similar in your distro?



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