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Old 01-10-2005, 03:33 AM   #1
Hieronymus
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Problems with modprobe and ndiswrapper in 9.2


People,

I work with a HP zv5133ea laptop with an integrated broadcom BCM4103 wlan card (802.11b) and I try to get it running in Suse 9.2 but the following happens:
I have ndiswrapper installed (with yast) and I do
Code:
ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5a.inf
Code:
ndiswrapper -l
which tells me that the driver is installed and the hardware is working. I do
Code:
ndiswrapper -m
which should make the module but when I do
Code:
modprobe ndiswrapper
the message is that the module is not found. I can't get it running, checked the manual for modprobe but didn't find a solution.

Please help
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:06 AM   #2
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I am using an Inspiron 1150 with the same chipset, I didn't do a ndiswrapper -m and just typed modprobe ndiswrapper. I then had to remove the eth0 card to get the wireless side to work. try typing "dmesg" from superuser mode and see what the ndiswrapper reports. If you get a error 256 delete the driver and try again (ndiswrapper -e <driver name>). Plus I loaded the bcmwl5.inf not the "a".
 
Old 01-15-2005, 09:39 AM   #3
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Still a problem

Ok, I have tried a lot of different things but still the ndiswrapper module isn't anywhere to be found. I noticed that the ndiswrapper.ko file doesn't even exist. when I do lsmod it doesn't show either.....

Help!

Last edited by Hieronymus; 01-15-2005 at 09:45 AM.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 02:06 PM   #4
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Try reloading the ndiswrapper and the km_ndiswrapper packages in yast. If you have performed an online update you may have to revert back to the old kernel version.
I had some problems with my wlan after I performed an update and I had some problems trying to install and set up ndiswrapper on another computer with the updated kernel. I have been trying to install wireless cards on Novell Desktop 9 and I keep getting an error that a certain module is missing.
After you get the ndiswrapper installed, use the bcmwl5.inf. The "a" version, I believe is for Doze 2000. Then go into Yast and set up the wireless card. Edit any existing cards first by disableing them by going into"Advanced" then "Detailed settings" and setting"Device Activation" to disabled. Then configure the wlan0.
Device Type -- wireless
Configuration Name -- 0
Hardware Configuration Name -- wlan0
Module Name -- ndiswrapper
Option -- leave blank
Enter your "ESSID" WEP key, Managed... so on and so on

after all the settings then Modprobe the wrapper wait ten- fifteeen seconds then "ifup wlan0"


good luck.

I have not tried to make the wlan0 start from boot up because I don't need it every time I start my computer. When I need it I just go to a terminal, do a "su" - password - then modprobe ndiswrapper.
 
  


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