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Hello, I have a really old system (P3, 300Mhz, 64 MB RAM) that I want to use as a thin client, and just use RDP to connect to a windows ...
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    Question Problem in installing ndiswrapper on Ubuntu


    Hello,

    I have a really old system (P3, 300Mhz, 64 MB RAM) that I want to use as a thin client, and just use RDP to connect to a windows machine (for my Dad). I've managed to install Ubuntu base system and also installed iceWM.

    The rdesktop works perfectly with what I have set up so far, but I am using the wired connection. I want to use my spareBelkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter on and use that to RDP to any other machines.

    I looked up online if there were easy instructions, but I found that I have to install ndiswrapper and will be able to use my Windows driver. I found some instructions here:
    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/Ubuntu
    I've downloaded the latest ndiswrapper from here and have extracted it using 'tar zxvf'. So far, so good...

    Now to my problem:
    As root, I've cd'd to the appropriate extracted directory
    Under installation section, it asked to do a 'make distclean' and then 'make'.
    'make distclean' works fine
    'make' returns with errors:
    /root/ndiswrapper-1.23/driver/ha1.c:122: error: syntax error before "KIRQL"
    It repeats for few lines with similar errors. Then it says:
    make[3]: *** [/root/diswrapper-1.23/driver/hal.o] Error 1
    make[2]: *** [_module_/root/ndiswrapper-1.23/driver] Error 2
    leaving directory ...

    And basically it completes.

    After this if I do a 'make install', it too returns with errors. I can post those too, if that would help.

    Can someone help me in getting the ndiswrapper installed.

    Thanks.
    bika

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    You should just need ndiswrapper-utils package - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper shows howto with or without internet access.
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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    Angry

    You know, I had to reboot the system. After that ndiswrapper seems to work.

    But now, I can't make it work with the .inf files for the device.... , I'm just very close to giving up on this...

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    When you say "seems to work" could you connect or what? Have you installed ndiswrapper-utils? What's the output of ndiswrapper -l ?
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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