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Old 02-11-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
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Thumbs down SuSE 10.0, ndiswrapper 1.2, Linksys WUSB54G usb adapter


Hi all,

I downloaded ndiswrapper from the SuSE cd (download 32-bit Eval) and installed so my Linksys WUSB54G USB network adapter runs..

so i did:
Code:
ndiswrapper -i /home/ashley/wlan/drivers/WUSB54G.INF
all good, after ndiswrapper -l game me
Code:
wusb54g driver present, hardware present
then ran:
Code:
ndiswrapper -m
and got
Code:
Adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.d.ndiswrapper
then ran:
Code:
modprobe ndiswrapper
and got
Code:
FATAL: Could not open '/lib/modules/2.6.13-15-default/extra/ndiswrapper.ko': No such file or directory
Anybody know how to fix this?!

Any replies will be really appreciated.

Thanks,

DiGiTiSeD
 
Old 02-12-2006, 05:31 AM   #2
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no body
 
Old 02-12-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
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That looks like something went goofy during the install. Were you root when you ran make install? And were you root when you ran modprobe?

By the way, LQ autobumps any 0 replies threads, so posting a "no body" only shoots yourself in the foot.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 07:56 AM   #4
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I had these same types of problems trying to use a linksys wireless card on FC4. After I finally got it working the kernel was updated and I had to recompile - Argh! I ended up moving to ubuntu as it was just a workstation, not a Server and everything "Just worked" by default.

Perhaps not what your looking for, but it might give you some forward vision, if you update the kernel and things stop working you will know why.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 10:09 AM   #5
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Hi all,

Yes i was in root! And i ddnt know LQ bumped lol!

I have tryed Ubuntu before SuSE, and I tryed Mandrake 10.0, looks like nothing is ever going to work 4 me lol!

Im still quite a newbie, so how do i update the kernel? And i cant find a GUI for ndiswrapper (ndisgtk) for SuSE.. so im guessing there isnt one? Or can i use one downloaded for warty/breeze etc?

Thanks,

DiGiTiSeD
 
Old 02-12-2006, 12:14 PM   #6
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I'm still betting that something went bad during the install. Probably the best thing to do at this point is to download a new copy of the ndiswrapper source code from the ndiswrapper site and recompile. Before you do that though, follow the uninstall instructions on the ndiswrapper wiki (see my sig for the link).

By the way, you don't need a GUI for ndiswrapper since it is a kernel module. If you are looking for a GUI to run your wireless card, I think Suse uses Yast. Also kwifimanager is decent if you have the KDE libraries installed.

Last edited by Hangdog42; 02-12-2006 at 12:15 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 02:11 PM   #7
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I've had problems using the ndiswrapper that comes with Suse as well. First, I would remove the driver with 'ndiswrapper -e drivername' and uninstall ndiswrapper in Yast. Then, I would download the newest version from sourceforge. http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper Then follow the instructions here http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...p/Installation to get everything working. The problem seems to be that the ndiswrapper.ko file doesn't get put in the right place with the version in Suse's software collection. The ndiswrapper.ko file has to be in the modules directory under the kernel in order for the the ndiswrapper module to be loaded. But, it just doesn't seem to make it. When you compile ndiswrapper from source, though, you can read in the "make" step that ndiswrapper.ko does exist. Then, you can see where it is installed in the "make install" step. I dunno what happens with the Suse package, but it's not what I just described apparently.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 03:26 AM   #8
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Ok.. Ive uninstalled ndiswrapper within YaST, and downloaded a fresh version (1.9) of the website..

so i run
Code:
tar zxvf ndiswrapper1.9.tar.gz
that all goes fine, then..
Code:
cd ndiswrapper1.9
ok.. now here's the problem.. i type distclean and that runs smootly,

the second i type make install thers an error! An error which i must add.. i never got with the older versions of ndiswrapper! If you want the error message ill post it.. but linux is a seperate partition so i have to keep restarting and writing things down lol!!

Thanks,

DiGiTiSeD
 
Old 02-13-2006, 07:01 AM   #9
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I hate to say it, but you need to post the error.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 09:51 AM   #10
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You do have the kernel-source file installed and you created the symbolic link, right?
 
  


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