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Old 03-07-2005, 06:22 PM   #1
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I can't seem to get ndiswrapper installed correctly.

I am running Mandrake 10.1, and am trying to get a Netgear MA521 pcmcia card to work. I have been trying to get the card working by using ndiswrapper. I have tried ndiswrapper 0.9.1 (then removed it) I am currently trying to get ndiswrapper-1.0-1.mdk10.1.thac.i586.rpm to run, I thought I just had a problem with the ndiswrapper version but I have the same problem with 1.0.1


I have tried to run "make install" from the /usr/share/doc/ which is where the rpm put the file. I get the result "make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop."

Is this ok??

I can run ndiswrapper -i <filename.inf>
result =
installing <filename>

When I do a ndiswrapper -l
Result =
Installed ndis drivers:
netma521 driver present, hardware present

But when I go to modprobe ndiswrapper
Result =
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

I have read the mini how-to on RTL8180 chipset, I just can't seem to get the make install and modprobe ndiswrapper

So can anyone tell me where I went wrong?

Old 03-08-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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Is this ok??
No, it isn't OK. Basically that error is telling you that the module failed to compile, so when you try to load it with modprobe, there is nothing to load. I'm guessing that you're not compiling anything at all and the results you're seeing are from the ndiswrapper install that comes with Mandrake. To be honest, rather than mucking about with the RPM. you're better off downloading the source code from ndiswrapper and using that. As long as you have the kernel source code installed, it should work. I would also suggest some time reading through the ndiswrapper wiki since it has excellent installtion instructions and tips specific for installing ndiswrapper in Mandrake.
Old 03-08-2005, 11:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tips, I'm pretty new to Linux, so I was trying to stay away from compiling my own source, but I'll look into it. Thanks for the wiki page tips, that's what I have been using as a reference, it's good to know I'm referencing the right page...


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