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Old 01-05-2004, 03:36 AM   #1
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ndiswrapper commandline problem

Hey people im using suse 9.0 with kernal version 2.4. I have a linksys wireless g card and im setting up ndiswrapper but im having trouble typing in the proper command line to load the windows drivers. i copied the drivers to the ndiswrapper directory just like the readme suggested but i keep getting the file or directory not found when trying to load the drivers in the terminal. Here is what i type in the command prompt

# utils/loaddriver 1039 7002 /usr/2.4/bin/modules/drivers/ndiswrapper/bcmi5.sys/usr/2.4/bin/modules/drivers/ndiswrapper/ bcmi5.inf

then i hit enter just like the instructions say but i keep getting the file or directory not found warning am i spacing it wrong ore not using the proper characters? Help me out and show me how it's really supposed to be typed out thank you.

P.S. i know the path to the files look wrong but i cant remember the exact nams of the directories cause im not on the suse machine but i do lead them through the proper directory paths when trying this.

Last edited by lnxusr; 01-05-2004 at 08:47 PM.
Old 01-10-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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# utils/loaddriver 1039 7002 /usr/2.4/bin/modules/drivers/ndiswrapper/bcmi5.sys/usr/2.4/bin/modules/drivers/ndiswrapper/ bcmi5.inf
Yeah dude, this is FULL of typos... you need to understand exactly what you're doing here...

utils/loaddriver (this is where the program is)
1039 7002 (these are the two hardware ids you need)
/usr/2.4/bin/modules/drivers/ndiswrapper/bcmi5.sys (the location of the windows .sys file)
/usr/2.4/bin/modules/drivers/ndiswrapper/bcmi5.inf (the location of the windows .inf file)

You don't have a space between the .sys and .inf file, and you've added an extra space before bcmi5.inf that you need to remove. Make sure the path to the drivers is correct...

I wish my ndiswrapper problem was this easily solved... :-/
Old 01-10-2004, 09:47 PM   #3
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Thank you very much i knew it was mistyped i just didnt know what to correct and youve helped me very much in solving that thanks.


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