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Old 09-24-2005, 06:36 AM   #46
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How did you get the ndiswrapper-utils package if you're not online yet? If you did install that, then you might want to follow the instructions here.

If you wanted to download the source to another machine and put it on CD, you would need to mount the CD first to get access to the file, with something like

$ sudo mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom,

replacing /dev/hdc and /mnt/cdrom as appropriate for your setup. You'd install it with the instructions from here.

Last edited by Nylex; 09-24-2005 at 06:37 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 07:04 AM   #47
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i think the package ndiswrapper-utils was already on the computer, it just didnt install by default

It is installed now, so I will try that guide

in the guide:
how do i 'Call "sudo ndiswrapper -i foobar.inf"' and 'Call "sudo modprobe ndiswrapper"' - is this just what you type in a command?

also, do you know where i would get the inf file for my bekin F5D7001uk card?

where it says 'where foobar.inf is the path to your inf-file' does that mean you put the whole path (eg /home/<myusername>/myfile.inf) or just myfile.inf or what?

thanks
 
Old 09-24-2005, 07:37 AM   #48
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Originally posted by tmmuk
how do i 'Call "sudo ndiswrapper -i foobar.inf"' and 'Call "sudo modprobe ndiswrapper"' - is this just what you type in a command?
Yeah, those are the commands you type without the quotes.

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also, do you know where i would get the inf file for my bekin F5D7001uk card?

where it says 'where foobar.inf is the path to your inf-file' does that mean you put the whole path (eg /home/<myusername>/myfile.inf) or just myfile.inf or what?

thanks
You should be able to find the .inf file on the CD that came with your Belkin card. Yeah, I think you need to specify the whole path to the file.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 08:49 AM   #49
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i tried doing that

on my cd there were 2 drivers called bcmwl5.inf and bcmwl5a.inf

bcmwl5.inf was bigger (1.2meg instead of 40k) so i used that in the first command

i typed in command:
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sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/<myusername>/bcmwl5.inf
it gave the following:
Code:
Installing bcmwl5
Forcing parameter RadioState|0 to Radiostate|1
that seemed to go ok, until I did this:
Code:
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
and got this:
Code:
FATAL: Error insterting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.10-5-386/kernel/drivers/net
/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko): Operation not permitted
Then, finally I typed:
Code:
ifup wlan0
and got:
Code:
ifup:failed to open statefile /etc/network/ifstate: Permission denied
Just in case, I tried:
Code:
sudo ifup wlan0
but got:
Code:
Ignoring unknown interface wlan0=wlan0.
it looks as if i dont have enough access priveliges or something, allthought i typed sudo before every command and put in my password when it told me to.

any ideas?

EDIT: i also tried with the driver bcmwl5a.inf, as well as a combination of both, but it still doesn't work.

Last edited by tmmuk; 09-24-2005 at 08:51 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 08:57 AM   #50
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No idea whatsoever, sorry . Maybe sudo isn't set up correctly, but I dunno as I don't use it. There didn't seem to be anything in Google that could help, either. You could try asking on the Ubuntu forums or perhaps in their IRC channel (#ubuntu on irc.freenode.net) if no one on LQ can help .
 
Old 12-07-2005, 09:35 PM   #51
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problem installing tar.gz

hi guys I am a newbie on linux.

Right now I am using SLES 9 and w/ KDE 3.2.1. I am having problem install a chat application called ihu-0.5.3.tar.gz. I have tried using the command tar xzvf ihu-0.5.5.tar.gz and even tried tar -zxvf ihu-0.5.3.tar.gz. these command created a folder named ihu-0.5.5. Does putting a "-" sign before zxvf matter during extraction?

-Now my problem is that when i go to that ihu-0.5.3 folder (typing:cd ihu-0.5.3) and type ./configure i got this message at the console:

bash: ./configure: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied

-i am logged in as root.

-I need help. Tnx.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 01:30 AM   #52
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You're better off making a new thread for this problem, to be honest.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 09:12 PM   #53
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check folder permissions
 
Old 01-06-2006, 07:08 PM   #54
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Hey Im trying to install Firefox aswell. I looked for a version compatible with my distro (Redhat 9) and luckly I found a .rpm installer that was compatible. I ran it and all that happened was this small window popped up that said Preparing System Update and had a blue loading bar. I let it go through then it dissappeared but Firefox was not installed. How can I install firefox?
 
Old 01-07-2006, 05:59 AM   #55
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please ignore this post - incorrect informations was given

Last edited by kwacka; 01-07-2006 at 06:14 AM. Reason: incorrect advice
 
Old 01-07-2006, 06:17 AM   #56
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Hey Im trying to install Firefox aswell. I looked for a version compatible with my distro (Redhat 9) and luckly I found a .rpm installer that was compatible. I ran it and all that happened was this small window popped up that said Preparing System Update and had a blue loading bar. I let it go through then it dissappeared but Firefox was not installed. How can I install firefox?

It sounds like it might have installed. Try typing 'firefox' in a terminal window.
 
  


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