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Old 06-24-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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Slackware: PCMCIA wireless card problem


I have an IBM thinkpad iSeries 1300. I've installed Slackware on it, and now I'm trying to get a wireless connection to work. I have a Netgear WG511v2 PCMCIA card and when I plug it in there does not seem to be any power. How do I enable my card?
 
Old 06-24-2006, 03:47 PM   #2
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Post the results of the following as root:
Code:
lspci
That will tell us the real chipset in there. We can get you going from there
 
Old 06-24-2006, 05:11 PM   #3
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There are two WG511 v2 cards ... One Made in China uses Marvell chipset (Forget it. You can't make it work.) The other one is made in Taiwan. Uses Prism54 (Piece of cake.)
 
Old 06-24-2006, 07:28 PM   #4
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Here is the result from lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82440MX Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82440MX AC'97 Audio Controller
00:00.2 Modem: Intel Corporation 82440MX AC'97 Modem Controller
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Motion, Inc. SM712 LynxEM+ (rev a0)
00:03.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6812 CardBus Controller (rev 05)
00:06.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 08)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82440MX ISA Bridge (rev 01)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82440MX EIDE Controller
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82440MX USB Universal Host Controller
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82440MX Power Management Controller
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)
 
Old 06-24-2006, 07:58 PM   #5
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Oops.

Quote:
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)
Yep. You got the Marvell.

However, I'm not as pessimistic about getting it to work.

Look at this thread
 
Old 06-24-2006, 11:17 PM   #6
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I checked out the thread. I downloaded ndiswrapper, but I can't seem to install it.
These are the instructions that came with it:

Download the latest version of the ndiswrapper sources from here and
extract it with the command

tar zxvf ndiswrapper-version.tar.gz

This will create ndiswrapper-version directory. Change to that
directory and run

make uninstall
make

Login as root and run
make install

I extracted the folder and got ndiswrapper-1.18. after that life got hard
 
Old 06-25-2006, 12:15 AM   #7
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Then type these commands:
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cd ndiswrapper-1.18
make uninstall
make
su
**root password**
make install
 
Old 06-25-2006, 02:30 AM   #8
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All right!! I checked out a couple of other threads and it seemed that an older version of ndiswrapper would be more stable for me . I downloaded 1.14 and with your helpful advice I got it installed. I ended up using the Win 98 drivers off of the CD. IT WORKS! Now I need to figure out how to get it to load at boot time.

For now I have to type-

modprobe ndiswrapper

-to get it to start.

Thanks!!
 
Old 06-25-2006, 02:37 AM   #9
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cool

You can add the line (EDITED)
Code:
/sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

That should take care of it.

And while you're at it, edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf for your wireless settings.

One other thing:

There is an AWSOME Slackware forum here at LQ:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...splay.php?f=14

You can get quick and accurate answers to your Slackware questions there.

And Welcome to Slackware!

Last edited by cwwilson721; 06-25-2006 at 02:55 AM.
 
Old 06-25-2006, 02:50 AM   #10
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It should just be /sbin/modprobe, shouldn't it (unless there's a soft link in /usr/sbin)?
 
Old 06-25-2006, 02:54 AM   #11
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You are correct. I was working off of 'memory', which is defined as:

Recollections, usually wrong, that has no basis in reality. You remember being hit by the baseball at 90 MPH, but you still go to the plate...
 
Old 06-25-2006, 12:29 PM   #12
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Thanks again! I've got it to load at boot.
 
Old 06-25-2006, 01:01 PM   #13
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Cool.

Now learn more, and help others.
 
  


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