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Old 04-03-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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Centos 4.2 & ndiswrapper: set essid locks system

Maybe y'all can help me with this. I've been banging my head on it for a week. I used to run Slackware 10.1 on my T40, and with ndiswrapper 1.4 and the drivers off my cd I could get my Dlink G630 working, no problems. Now I'm trying it on Centos 4.2 and everything seems to work fine until I try to set the key. The system just locks immediately and I have to cycle the power. No errors in the logs either that I can find. Card is detected as 104c:9066 TI ACX111. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I've tried several different ndiswrapper versions, disabling acpi, and tested installing while using ubuntu live cd and that worked, so I dunno. Kinda stumped on how to proceed.
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I'm guessing there is some incompatibility between CentOS and the Windows driver. You might try using a different driver and see if that helps. By the way, since CentOS is basically Fedora, the infamous 4K stack problem may be rearing its ugly head. You might need a kernel that you know doesn't have that particular problem. However, if that is an ACX111 chipset, there are native linux drivers here.
Old 04-03-2006, 05:04 PM   #3
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The acx project needs 2.6.10 according to their wiki. I also tried linuxant's 16k stack rpm's, but then I couldn't get ndiswrapper to compile . No biggie. I was just trying to get centos running on a home box as we're trying to get some boxes going at work (laptop, desktop and server), and I needed to study up. I guess we can always go with a different distro. I usually average a distro every 2-3 months on that old laptop.

I'll wait a bit and see if anyone has any other suggestions. After that I guess I can start a thread on suggestions for other business like distros.


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