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Old 07-17-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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Dependency Conflicts installing ndiswrapper


I am running FC6 with kernel 2.6.20-1.2962.fc6. I am trying (to no avail) to install the ndiswrapper using yum to get my wireless NIC driver installed. I have no idea what to try next. Here is the error:






[root@localhost ~]# yum install ndiswrapper
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Repository livna is listed more than once in the configuration
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package ndiswrapper.i386 0:1.43-1.lvn6 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: ndiswrapper-kmod >= 1.43 for package: ndiswrapper
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kmod-ndiswrapper.i686 0:1.43-1.2.6.20_1.2962.fc6 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 for package: kmod-ndiswrapper
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kernel.i686 0:2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 set to be installed
--> Running transaction check
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kernel.i586 0:2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 set to be erased
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
ndiswrapper i386 1.43-1.lvn6 livna 31 k
Removing:
kernel i586 2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 installed 43 M
Installing for dependencies:
kernel i686 2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 updates 16 M
kmod-ndiswrapper i686 1.43-1.2.6.20_1.2962.fc6 livna 87 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install 3 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 1 Package(s)

Total download size: 16 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test


Transaction Check Error:
package kernel-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 is already installed
file /boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6
file /boot/config-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6
file /boot/symvers-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6.gz from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6
file /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2962.fc6


Error Summary
-------------

[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 07-17-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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Ok, you either have to wait until the kmod for your current kernel is built or boot to the older kernel.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 06:48 PM   #3
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it fails when I boot to the older kernel as well, saying it requires 2962. What should I do to get my wireless working?
 
Old 07-17-2007, 06:52 PM   #4
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The older kernel was the 2962 kernel right?
 
Old 07-17-2007, 07:13 PM   #5
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one is 2962 the other 2933
 
Old 07-17-2007, 07:52 PM   #6
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I did not catch it until just now but the 2933 kernel is 586 and not 686. You will probably need to fix this before you proceed.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 11:49 AM   #7
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how do you suggest i 'fix' it?
 
Old 07-18-2007, 01:29 PM   #8
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Boot to the non 586 kernel, remove the 586 version, install the 686 version. In order for yum to do this you have to give the full kernel name (not just kernel). This is one of those times that a gui front end for rpm (or yum) really pays off. It should show both the 586 and 686 versions of the kernel. Which makes it a lot easier to install/remove. I happen to like smart but there are others.

yum install smart-gui

It should show up under Applications->System tools-> Smart package manager. Do a search for kernel and it should mark all the installed ones with a green box(there should be at least two).
 
Old 07-18-2007, 04:34 PM   #9
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both kernels appear to be 586

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/7...uestionsq9.jpg
 
Old 07-18-2007, 05:49 PM   #10
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Just pick one and update (as above) the other. Then reboot to the replaced kernel (make sure it is happy) and update the other one to 686.
 
Old 07-19-2007, 10:50 AM   #11
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So is my whole problem that the kernel was 586? and the packages were for 686?

BTW I have given up on FC6 and loaded FC7 from the live CD in search of wireless linux...i guess I have some new reading/researching to do
 
Old 07-19-2007, 04:22 PM   #12
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The wireless is working!!

Heres the jist of what I did (might be missing a step)

1. yum update
2. reboot
3. yum install smart-gui
4. added atrpms repository to smart per http://atrpms.net/install.html
5. smart update
6. smart install ndiswrapper
7. copied my windows driver (bcmwl5.inf bcmwl5.sys)
8. ndiswrapper -i bcmw15.inf
9. blacklisted bcm43xx and bcm43xx_mac80211
10. rmmod bcm43xx_mac80211
11. smart install wifi-radar
12. selected the wireless network and connected
 
Old 07-19-2007, 04:32 PM   #13
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Ok, be very, very, very careful with atrpms. They are notorious for replacing core components with version that are not compatible with anybody else(including Fedora proper). One can get away with picking and choosing specific rpms from them but one has to be extremely careful even then. Back in the FC4 days I wound up reinstalling twice due to atrpms(second time I thought I was smart enough to pick and choose, wrong). My case is not isolated by any means.

Just be really careful.

Lazlow
 
  


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