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Old 10-13-2005, 04:15 PM   #1
supwiddiss
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ndiswrapper 1.4 on SUSE 10 problems


I had a fresh install of suse 10 on a P4 2.4 VIA chipset machine and tried to get a Linksys WMP54GS ver1.1 wireless card to work. I've been through all of the forums and finally got it working, The green link light was lit on the card and iwconfig wlan0 showed the expected results with my routers name correct (Linksys_g_Linux) displayed .

Going through YAST I followed the instructions and as soon as the configs took, I lost the link light but iwconfig wlan0 still showed a link, but the ESSID changed. I deleted files several times and got the card to link with the router. Every time I config through YAST I lost link.

This was with Gnome. I got frustrated (I'm fresh with Suse) and reinstalled 10 with KDE, did the online updates (using the wired nic) and now when I downloaded ndiswrapper1.4, tarred it (or whatever it's called when you uncompress it) and ran "make install". Here's what I get:

linux://home # cd ndiswrapper-1.4
linux://home/ndiswrapper-1.4 # make install
make -C driver install
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/ndiswrapper-1.4/driver'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.13-15-default/build SUBDIRS=/home/ndiswrapper-1.4/driver \
DRIVER_VERSION=1.4
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15-obj/i386/default'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.13-15 O=../linux-2.6.13-15-obj/i386/default
/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15/scripts/gcc-version.sh: line 11: gcc: command not found
/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15/scripts/gcc-version.sh: line 12: gcc: command not found
make[4]: gcc: Command not found
LD /home/ndiswrapper-1.4/driver/built-in.o
CC [M] /home/ndiswrapper-1.4/driver/hal.o
/bin/sh: gcc: command not found
make[5]: *** [/home/ndiswrapper-1.4/driver/hal.o] Error 127
make[4]: *** [_module_/home/ndiswrapper-1.4/driver] Error 2
make[3]: *** [_all] Error 2
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15-obj/i386/default'
make[1]: *** [default] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/ndiswrapper-1.4/driver'
make: *** [install] Error 2
linux://home/ndiswrapper-1.4 #

What's the deal? I updated the kernel and did everything as I was instructed now I cant even get ndiswrapper to work. Grrrrr..... Linux!

Because my feet are very wet with trying Linux, is there a link for SUSE 10 that will take me step by step to getting this particular card to work ? I'm a bit frustrated because getting wired to work is a breeze, and wireless in Windows is painless.

When I get this to work, I will do a step by step so that the install can be repeated my people as new as I am to Linux.

Thanks,

Alan

Last edited by supwiddiss; 10-13-2005 at 04:18 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:48 AM   #2
Agentvenom
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Sounds like you need the GCC package. I believe it has something to do with the C compiler. Your best bet is to go into YAST to the "software manager" link. I would search for gcc and see what you come up with. I bet all you need is a package that contains gcc. Or, you can go somewhere like rpm.pbone.net and search for "gcc" for Suse distributions in the advanced search. You might end up with a 9.3 package as rpm's for Suse 10 are pretty new. Also, you can try removing ndiswrapper with the "make uninstall" command from the ndiswrapper directory from which you are installing. Then you can use the version of ndiswrapper that comes with Suse installed via yast. Many people don't suggest this, but I've made my wireless work many times with the version that comes with Suse and with Mandriva. I'll keep watching to see if you get this solved. I started putting a page together a few hours ago to help guide new linux users step-by-step through wireless installations. It's here if you're interested... http://www.angelfire.com/linux/hardwire/wireless.html

Last edited by Agentvenom; 10-14-2005 at 05:54 AM.
 
  


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