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Old 06-17-2004, 03:36 AM   #1
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ndiswrapper under Fedora Core 2

I'm running Fedora Core 2 on my new laptop with a Centrino chipset. I'm desperately trying to get the wireless LAN card (Intel Pro/Wireless b/g) up and running using ndiswrapper.

I'd love to use a native Linux driver but there's nothing available - there is a project for it on Sourceforge but it has yet to produce anything useful for the end user. I'm on the mailing list and waiting anxiously for it to come out. Until then, the wrapper.

So then, on to the problems...

I have installed ndiswrapper according to the install docs provided. Everything seems to have gone fine. I can run the command ndiswrapper -l to see a list of installed drivers, my driver is installed and present. When I run iwconfig I can see lots of information about my card, but I can't change any of it. Running the commands to make changes does not produce any errors, but neither does it produce changes.

In my research I've found many mentions of a problem involving the Fedora kernel and 4k stacks. Apparently this is the same problem that causes nVidia cards to function improperly. I have also read that the latest kernels avoid this problem. I'm currently using the 2.6.6-1.435 kernel which I obtained from the Fedora up2date utility. Can anyone confirm or deny the problems associated with 4k stacks and whether they exist with this kernel?

And the big question is...what now? What is the next step in trying to make this work?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 06-19-2004, 10:07 AM   #3
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I had the same issue with my wireless card under FC2.
You cannot disable the 8k stacks with the kernel provided by FC.
I downloaded a fresh one from (2.6.7)
Copy /boot/config-xxx under /usr/src/linux-2.6.6/.config

make xconfig ou menuconfig
load alternate file config (.config)

then customize your process type if you want
and enable NTFS if you want

You can follow this article :

Then as usual :
make dep

make mrproper ou make clean

make bzImage

make modules

make modules_install
make install

Grub conf file is modified accordingly (look at /boot/grub/menu.lst)
You're done.
reboot and choose your new kernl.

Let me know if that works for you


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