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Old 03-29-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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Question NDISwrapper on Desktop. How do I get it to work?


I am trying to use ndiswrapper to activate my Broadcom BCM4318 (AirForce One) 54g WLAN Card. I can NOT use the internet or yum to install it. I was able, however, to transfer http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper/'s edition of ndiswrapper from Windows XP to my Fedora 10 Desktop. *How do I get from here to having a working WLAN Card?*

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Thanks to Anyone who helps me resolve this issue.

P.S. ...Sorry for the double thread...
 
Old 03-29-2009, 10:03 AM   #2
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Enter the ndiswrapper-1.54 folder on your desktop and read the INSTALL file for instructions on what to do.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 10:37 AM   #3
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I apologize for being newbie. I have a few questions on the install process (Enlarge Image Below):
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A big thanks for your time and support!

Sincerely,

leopard
 
Old 03-29-2009, 11:11 AM   #4
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Disregard the reference to the wiki, you have all the instructions you need contained in the INSTALL file.

You need to have your kernel-source that matches your current running kernel added to your system. This should be available on the dvd from which you installed your system.

To find the correct version to install, open a terminal and type: uname -r this will display your current kernel version. e.g. for my system i get this:
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uname -r
Reply: 2.6.27.19-desktop-1mnb <-- This is my current kernel version.

You need to find and install the kernel-source from the dvd that matches your displayed version. Use the package manager to find and install the required kernel-source files.

You can use the command: ls /lib/modules/(insert the name revealed by doing the above uname -r here)/build to confirm there is a link to your modules directory. You should see an output similar to this:
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ls /lib/modules/2.6.27.19-desktop-1mnb/build
Reply: /lib/modules/2.6.27.19-desktop-1mnb/build@

Once you have the confirmation follow the instructions from this point onward:

Quote:
make uninstall
make

Login as root and run
make install
The above needs to be done from the commandline and from within the ndiswrapper directory. To change to the directory to: cd Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.54

It all looks a bit daunting, just follow these instructions step by step and you should be fine.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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I followed your directions and this what happened:
[Wolf@Lone-Wolf ~]$ ls /lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686/build
/lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686/build
[Wolf@Lone-Wolf ~]$ cd Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.54
[Wolf@Lone-Wolf ndiswrapper-1.54]$ make uninstall
which: no loadndisdriver in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/Wolf/bin)
which: no loadndisdriver in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/Wolf/bin)
which: no loadndisdriver in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/Wolf/bin)
which: no ndiswrapper in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/Wolf/bin)
which: no ndiswrapper in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/Wolf/bin)
which: no ndiswrapper in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/Wolf/bin)
which: no ndiswrapper-buginfo in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/Wolf/bin)
which: no ndiswrapper-buginfo in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/Wolf/bin)
which: no ndiswrapper-buginfo in (/usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/home/Wolf/bin)
NOTE: Not all installed files are removed, as different distributions install ndiswrapper files at different places.
Run uninstall as many times as necessary until no "removing" messages appear below.
[Wolf@Lone-Wolf ndiswrapper-1.54]$ make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/Wolf/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.54/driver'
Makefile:34: *** Cannot find kernel version in /usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686, is it configured?. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/Wolf/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.54/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[Wolf@Lone-Wolf ndiswrapper-1.54]$ su -
Password:
[root@Lone-Wolf ~]# make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.

Did I do something wrong?
 
Old 03-29-2009, 12:01 PM   #6
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No you didn't do anything wrong. This is the problem: Makefile:34: *** Cannot find kernel version in /usr/src/kernels/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686. Sadly not being a Fedora user I don't know how to go about resolving that. Hang tight, hopefully a more experienced Fedora user will be able to assist. Just to confirm, you did install the kernel-source from your dvd that matches this kernel version 2.6.27.5-117.fc10?
 
Old 03-29-2009, 12:23 PM   #7
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I did my best. There was no packet manager but i did repair it, so any files that might have gone missing or went there should be there now.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 01:42 PM   #8
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Well, I'm going to sign off for a few hours. Thank you for your help and maybe someone can help me finally get my card working.

Sincerely,

leopard
 
  


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