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Old 02-06-2009, 02:18 PM   #16
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I saw your post about wireless and trust me brother I feel your pain. I never could get Ubuntu to connect with the live CD. The only Linux versions that would connect automatically are OpenSuse and Fedora. I actually enjoy OpenSuse Very much with the GNOME version versus KDE. So unless you are really in love with Madriva you may want to try those with the Live CD and see if they work better. Also, check out website They have a large section on wireless solutions because frankly ndiswrapper is old news. There is a program called mandrivi that is used now to fix wireless connections..good luck buddy, let me know how it turns out.
Old 02-06-2009, 07:39 PM   #17
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You don't seem far from getting this to work. The ndiswrapper module is already loaded. All you should need to do is install the driver. To do this, cd to the directory containing your windows driver and then run "ndiswrapper -i driver_name.inf". After that, "ndiswrapper -l" should show that the device is present. You MAY need to reload the ndiswrapper module ("rmmod ndiswrapper" followed by "modprobe ndiswrapper"). That should be it.

Old 02-07-2009, 12:06 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by daramola View Post
I am actually new to Linux, how do I check if it is blacklisted
Look into /etc/modprobe.d.
There is a named blacklist.
Look into it. Open it using any text editor of your choice and find if your module for wireless is listed.
Old 02-07-2009, 11:55 AM   #19
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FYI, bcm43xx is deprecated and has been replaced by b43 and b43legacy in kernels 2.6.24 and later. Official information can be found here.

FWIW, I have never had much luck with these drivers and have usually ended up going back to ndiswrapper. I still try them every time I upgrade my kernel.

Old 02-08-2009, 07:30 PM   #20
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how do I check if it is blacklisted

well in slackware 12.0 i use.
$pico /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist


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