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Old 04-30-2006, 04:00 PM   #1
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Can't boot after trying to install wireless driver


I'm a Linux newbie... started with slackware and after wasting hours not getting anywere it was suggested I try a more newbie friendly distribution.. SUSE.

It installed well, then I tried to get my d-link dwl-520 rev. E1 card to work. I used ndiswrapper. When I went to save settings, the system completely froze... nothing worked. I unplugged (hate doing that, but am not familiar enough with linux to know of other options).

When I tried to reboot, the system froze again. I noticed on starup something to this effect: loadndisdriver netprism not a valid driver

I tried another option on startup (failsafe?) and managed to pass the "not a valid driver" part, but then it froze over my network configuration. So I need to change that also somehow.

Now that I can't get into the system, I'm stuck. Is there an equivelent to Windows Safe Mode on Suse 10.0? where I can get to yast?

I'm running blind here. Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm just guessing that I need to change where the inf file is located or something like that.


Old 04-30-2006, 05:09 PM   #2
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I bet this is the last thing you wanna hear but you might wanna try out

(RedHat) Fedora Core 5

I was getting a lot of erorrs with SUSE. So I went to FC5 and now I get less errors...

Last edited by ZoMBiE_KiLLeR; 04-30-2006 at 05:44 PM.
Old 04-30-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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Think this is more of a card problem than distro, doesnt seem to be supported yet by ndiswrapper unless the pci id you have appears in the list of working cards. See this


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