Wireless card with Fedora 9

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by peejay1977, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. peejay1977

    peejay1977 New Member

    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: Oct 16, 2008
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Isn't there an ndiswrapper package in the repositories? What's the output of
    Code:
    yum search ndiswrapper
    ?
     
  3. peejay1977

    peejay1977 New Member

    Does that require some form of active internet connection? Unfortunately the laptop in question only has a modem and no ethernet port.
     
  4. peejay1977

    peejay1977 New Member

    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: Oct 16, 2008
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, that's right. Please go online and try again.
     

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