#1  
Old 15th October 2008, 23:32
peejay1977 peejay1977 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Wireless card with Fedora 9

Hi all,

First off I am a total Linux virgin. Worked in PC/Server support for 14 years but never really taken an interest in Linux until now.

I have completely binned Vista on my desktop in favour of Kubuntu and after a few teething issues have most packages installed, including Virtual Box OSE and Wine.

I have installed Fedora 9 on my wife's old laptop and we have a Netgear WG111v2 USB wireless adapter for it. However I am aware of the issues getting it to work.

This has led me in the direction of NDISWRAPPER but unfortunately I cannot get this to install and anything else I try and install after Googling the problem doesnt seem to work.

The error I am getting is the common :

Code:
[steff@localhost ndiswrapper-1.53]$ make 
make -C driver 
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/steff/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver' 
Makefile:23: *** Kernel tree not found - please set KBUILD to configured kernel.  Stop. 
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/steff/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver' 
make: *** [all] Error 2
A bit of research has led me onto several fixes, some mentioning installed kernel-devel-..... files but nothing seems to succeed and I'm halted by an error no matter what I do.

In case it matters, a uname -r provides this info, if its relevant...

2.6.25-14.fc9.i686

Any help would be most appreciated as at this point I'm wondering if its easier to just buy a USB-RJ45 adapter......

Many Thanks


Paul.

Last edited by peejay1977; 16th October 2008 at 23:35.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 16th October 2008, 15:06
falko falko is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lneburg, Germany
Posts: 41,701
Thanks: 1,900
Thanked 2,735 Times in 2,571 Posts
Default

Isn't there an ndiswrapper package in the repositories? What's the output of
Code:
yum search ndiswrapper
?
__________________
Falko
--
Download the ISPConfig 3 Manual! | Check out the ISPConfig 3 Billing Module!

FB: http://www.facebook.com/howtoforge

nginx-Webhosting: Timme Hosting | Follow me on:
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 16th October 2008, 15:20
peejay1977 peejay1977 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by falko View Post
Isn't there an ndiswrapper package in the repositories? What's the output of
Code:
yum search ndiswrapper
?
Does that require some form of active internet connection? Unfortunately the laptop in question only has a modem and no ethernet port.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 16th October 2008, 21:35
peejay1977 peejay1977 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I managed to copy over and install the kernel-devel package but when installing NDISWRAPPER I now get a different error :

Code:
[root@localhost Desktop]# rpm -ivh kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686-1.52-30.lvn9.i686.rpm 
warning: kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686-1.52-30.lvn9.i686.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
error: Failed dependencies:
        kmod-ndiswrapper >= 1.52-30.lvn9 is needed by kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686-1.52-30.lvn9.i686
        ndiswrapper-kmod-common >= 1.52 is needed by kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686-1.52-30.lvn9.i686
So I thought OK, I'll install the kmod-ndiswrapper-1.52.30.lvn9.rpm file and see if the first dependency clears up, instead I get this error :

Code:
[root@localhost Desktop]# rpm -ivh kmod-ndiswrapper-1.52-30.lvn9.i686.rpm 
warning: kmod-ndiswrapper-1.52-30.lvn9.i686.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
error: Failed dependencies:
        kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 = 1.52-30.lvn9 is needed by kmod-ndiswrapper-1.52-30.lvn9.i686
I'm determined not to let this beat me so I appreciate everyones patience!

Last edited by peejay1977; 16th October 2008 at 23:35.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 17th October 2008, 13:59
falko falko is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lneburg, Germany
Posts: 41,701
Thanks: 1,900
Thanked 2,735 Times in 2,571 Posts
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by peejay1977 View Post
Does that require some form of active internet connection?
Yes, that's right. Please go online and try again.
__________________
Falko
--
Download the ISPConfig 3 Manual! | Check out the ISPConfig 3 Billing Module!

FB: http://www.facebook.com/howtoforge

nginx-Webhosting: Timme Hosting | Follow me on:
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fedora 8 problem with wireless psychobeauty Installation/Configuration 7 7th April 2008 23:21
Cant find wireless card lindows2006 Installation/Configuration 4 8th October 2007 18:08
Fedora 7 and Wireless Card SiMiE Installation/Configuration 1 3rd June 2007 17:32
howto configure wireless card! cybereatl Technical 1 12th May 2007 08:32
Wireless card setup sgilbert33 Installation/Configuration 0 24th April 2006 18:26


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:51.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.