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Old 03-29-2006, 02:33 AM   #16
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hehe.. Ok.. ill hang in there..
Yes the kernel packages match in versions. I have double checked now.

Regarding the RT2500 chipset, if you now are referring to the WLAN card, so yes. That is the drivers that is supplied with my card. Linksys WPMG54 or something G is the name of the card..

Have you got this working without using ndiswrapper?

I have used ndiswrapper before and it worked fine.. But not under Fedora

But how did you get this working without ndiswrapper ?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 08:19 AM   #17
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Ha! The ball's in my court now! I am using that exact same wireless card if that's what you're truly using. I could never get it to work with ndiswrapper, but, like, two days ago, I got it to work on FC5 by using the RT2500 drivers available from http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/ . If you try this, make sure that you get the newest CVS package (there's a link to the CVS repository on the download page). On mine anyway, the latest real release, 1.1.0-b3, didn't work, but the CVS one worked like a charm. Hope that this helps (and glad to hear you'll stick with it)!
 
Old 03-29-2006, 12:09 PM   #18
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Hello..

Thanks so far

Well... i have downloaded the CVS Rt2500 file..
Doing make and make install

But when i try insmod rt2500.ko , it just says : FATAL: Error inserting bla bla bla rt2500.ko: -1 invalid module format


I found no install guide for rt2500, so i used the rt2570 for fedora core 4 Guide..

But i guess that shouldnt matter to much.

If you have a step by step guide for me I would greatly appriciate it.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 01:42 PM   #19
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I GOT IT WORKING..

First of.. had to install the kernel-devel rpm..

Then i found this recipy on the serialmonkey forum:




1. downloaded rt2500-cvs-2006032123.tar.gz
2. untared the archive somewhere.
3. went there and changed to the "Module" directory.
4. ran "make" as normal user to build the module.
5. ran "make install" as root
6. ran "make install-fedora" as root
7. restart network or reboot


And then, found the card in network options, and im on the net..

Thanks alot Nigel for your help

Wouldnt have made it without you
 
Old 03-30-2006, 08:32 AM   #20
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I'm glad my knowlege was useful to you. Glad to help at any point!
 
Old 03-30-2006, 01:03 PM   #21
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So I've now gotten ndiswrapper to install (thanks to the kernel-devel software), however, I can't get the drivers to load. I have a 64x system and everytime I try to apply the suggested Windows drivers, it says that they aren't 64 bit so it can't load them properly (says it in the system log).

Any ideas how to choose what drivers to try, or should I just try everything I can get my hands on?
 
Old 03-31-2006, 08:28 AM   #22
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Actually, this i can help with aswell

The thing is that the kernel for Fedora uses a 4K stack the windows drivers need 8K or 16K stack to work.
I found this on this forum somewhere.
There is a fix for this, you have to download a new kernel and install it.
Then reboot with the new kernel. The guide on this you can find in the ndiswrapper wiki.

I dropped ndiswrapper completely and used the rt2500 from serialmonkey as nigel explained.

Works like a charm..
 
  


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