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Old 04-12-2004, 10:07 PM   #1
chris8
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i have a few questions regarding my recent Fedora installation


Hi, I have recently installed Fedora Core 1. Everything went fine, however I am trying to get my wireless network card working. I have looked into it and found that since no Linux drivers are provided I must use the ndiswrapper. I have a Broacom 4306 and have read that others have gotten it to work. My problem lies in the installation of the ndiswrapper. I have read various articles guiding me through it, mostly on this forum. From what I can tell I need the kernel source installed. I read here that I need to get it from kernel.org and I got the 2.4.25 kernel, and I think I have installed it but I am not sure if I have done it correctly. I still get this error message though when trying to 'make' the ndiswrapper.

This is the error message I get:
You don't seem to have sources for your kernel: install them to /usr/src, link lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl /build to it and try again.

I don't have the 2.4.22 kernel, do I need that version to continue?

Thanks,
Chris Johnstone
 
Old 04-12-2004, 10:12 PM   #2
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It looks like you don't have your kernel source installed. There's an RPM for it. I forget which one of the ones with "kernel-sources" in its title you need, one of them is not the right one. You might need the version of the kernel that's recommended (or later), but I'm not 100% sure. What kernel version are you running?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 10:30 PM   #3
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I suppose it is 2.4.25 since I updated it from kernel.org. That is assuming it was done correctly. I think it was, it said it was succesful.
Thanks for the quick reply.
Chris
 
Old 04-12-2004, 10:42 PM   #4
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well, the command "uname -a" will eliminate the guesswork. Then, your next step will be to get the sources for the version uname tells you you're running, so it'll be something like redhat-kernel-sources-2.4.25.rpm or something like that (replace 2.4.25 with what uname tells you). Then you'll need to "rpm -ihv kernel-sources...blah, blah.rpm" to install it. The app you're installing needs to reference those files.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 05:02 AM   #5
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Got it taken care of. I found and installed the kernel source off the fedora cd and then I managed to get ndiswrapper working. 0.6 is a hell of a lot easier than other versions. For anyone reading this post, my system is a Gateway 600 YG2 laptop. The card is a minipci Broadcom 4306. If you are using my configuration, use the bcmwl5a.inf file.
Thanks alot for the help.
chris
 
  


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