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    Wifi problem on Mandriva 2007


    Hello,

    And thank you in advance for your help.
    I am new to Linux, I installed Mandriva 2007 on my PC and would like to have access to the Wi-fi network emitted by a roomate's computer.
    The Wi-fi adaptator I have is a D-Link DWL-120+, and it works well with Windows XP. It is rented and therefore I have no CD-ROM with a driver. I had to find that driver on the web, and I found it.
    The problem is that when I tell the Mandriva user-friendly menus to use Ndiswrapper with the driver, it works only one out of ten times. Usually it just says there is no device for the driver, although the D-Link is connected.
    Can anyone help me? I thought Linux was something stable. How come it works sometimes and most of the times it won't work?
    Thank you very much.

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    Dont understand why you need to set it up so many times, once should be enough. What chipset does your card have and what *.inf are you using? lspci -v in console and post result. (/sbin/lspci -v)
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    This is what I get (Part I)

    [root@localhost raynaud]# iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth2 IEEE 802.11b+ ESSID:off/any Nickname:"localhost"
    Mode:Auto Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Invalid
    Tx-Power=18 dBm
    Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off
    Encryption key:XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XX Security mode:open
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    sit0 no wireless extensions.

    [root@localhost raynaud]# lsusb
    Bus 003 Device 006: ID 05e3:0605 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub [ednet]
    Bus 003 Device 004: ID 04b8:011f Seiko Epson Corp. Perfection 1670
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 2001:3b00 D-Link Corp. [hex]
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 03f0:6204 Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 5150c
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 041e:403a Creative Technology, Ltd WebCam NX Pro 2
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    [root@localhost raynaud]# lsusb -v

    (...)
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 2001:3b00 D-Link Corp. [hex]
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 1.10
    bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bDeviceSubClass 0
    bDeviceProtocol 0
    bMaxPacketSize0 8
    idVendor 0x2001 D-Link Corp. [hex]
    idProduct 0x3b00
    bcdDevice 1.01
    iManufacturer 0
    iProduct 0
    iSerial 0
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 32
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0x80
    (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower 100mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 2
    bInterfaceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bInterfaceSubClass 0
    bInterfaceProtocol 0
    iInterface 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Device Status: 0x0001
    Self Powered
    (...)

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    This is what I get (Part II)

    [root@localhost raynaud]# lspci -v
    00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (different version?) (rev c1
    )
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 80ac
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
    Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
    Capabilities: [40] AGP version 3.0
    Capabilities: [60] HyperTransport: Host or Secondary Interface

    00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 1 (rev c1)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 80ac
    Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel

    00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 4 (rev c1)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 80ac
    Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel

    00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 3 (rev c1)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 80ac
    Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel

    00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 2 (rev c1)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 80ac
    Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel

    00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 5 (rev c1)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 80ac
    Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel

    00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A7N8X Mainboard
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: [48] HyperTransport: Slave or Primary Interface

    00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 0c11
    Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel, IRQ 11
    I/O ports at e000 [size=32]
    Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

    00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4) (prog
    -if 10 [OHCI])
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A7N8X Mainboard
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    Memory at ea085000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

    00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4) (prog
    -if 10 [OHCI])
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A7N8X Mainboard
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    Memory at ea082000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

    00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4) (prog
    -if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A7N8X Mainboard
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
    Memory at ea083000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    Capabilities: [44] Debug port
    Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

    00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev
    a1)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A7N8X Mainboard onboard nForce2 Etherne
    t
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    Memory at ea084000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    I/O ports at e400 [size=8]
    Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

    00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce Audio Processing
    Unit (rev a2)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 0c11
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 5
    Memory at ea000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

    00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Contr
    oler (MCP) (rev a1)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 8095
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
    I/O ports at d400 [size=128]
    Memory at ea080000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

    00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI Bridge (rev a3) (pro
    g-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
    I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000bfff
    Memory behind bridge: e8000000-e9ffffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 50000000-500fffff

    00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2) (prog-if 8a [Mast
    er SecP PriP])
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 0c11
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
    I/O ports at f000 [size=16]
    Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1) (prog-if 00 [Normal
    decode])
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=32
    Memory behind bridge: e5000000-e7ffffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d0000000-dfffffff

    01:04.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ether
    net Controller (rev 13)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Contro
    ller (Asus)
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
    Memory at e9000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at 50080000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data

    01:0b.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3112 [SATALink/SATARaid] Se rial ATA Controller (rev 02)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 809d
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
    I/O ports at a400 [size=8]
    I/O ports at a800 [size=4]
    I/O ports at ac00 [size=8]
    I/O ports at b000 [size=4]
    I/O ports at b400 [size=16]
    Memory at e9004000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at 50000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
    Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2

    03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GS] (re v a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
    Memory at e5000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at e6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at e7000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [44] AGP version 3.0

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    .inf

    The .inf file I use is tiacxusb.inf in the WinXP repertory of a dwl120+_driver_101.zip file I found on the web. With Ndiswrapper.

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    Ok, usb device - should have noticed that. Only thing using ndiswrapper is the usbid isn't on their list of verified working cards so its a bit hit and miss if it works at all. Which windows files are you using - *.inf, *.sys etc.? Only card i could see with that usbid used the acx100 chipset, driver in newer kernels without firmware normally, which may be conflicting with ndiswrapper - is that the chipset?
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    Oops, crossed wires there - check lsmod and see if acx is loading as well as ndiswrapper.
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    lsmod

    Thank you very much.
    Down there is the lsmod. I have no idea what all this means.

    I should add one thing : last week at some point when I actually managed to get Internet to work on Mandriva, I downloaded stuff on easyurpmi, but the connection broke, so the installation stopped towards the end. Since that time, the few times when Ndiswrapper seems to work and does not tell me that there is no device for the driver I try tu use (in other words, the few times when the Wi-fi would normally work), I have a new problem : Mandriva wants to install "wpa_supplicant", and tells me it is impossible to install it. How can I undo the easyurpmi installation so I can at least have the Wi-fi to work once in a while? I tried "urpmi.removemedia -a" but that seems fruitless.

    [root@localhost raynaud]# lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    ppdev 8356 0
    parport_pc 32260 1
    lp 10728 0
    parport 33512 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    ipv6 237120 14
    arc4 2656 1
    ieee80211_crypt_wep 4928 1
    snd_seq_dummy 3620 0
    snd_seq_oss 31392 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 7072 1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq 49488 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device 7212 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    forcedeth 26508 0
    snd_pcm_oss 40384 0
    snd_mixer_oss 16096 1 snd_pcm_oss
    af_packet 17960 0
    snd_intel8x0 29372 0
    snd_ac97_codec 96868 1 snd_intel8x0
    snd_ac97_bus 2848 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm 70116 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_timer 19620 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_page_alloc 8712 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    snd 46500 9 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,s
    nd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,s nd_timer
    soundcore 8096 1 snd
    floppy 55172 0
    video 13924 0
    thermal 11240 0
    processor 21448 1 thermal
    fan 4036 0
    container 3968 0
    button 5808 0
    battery 8260 0
    ac 4292 0
    ide_cd 35776 0
    binfmt_misc 9800 1
    loop 15400 0
    nls_utf8 2624 1
    ntfs 266940 1
    supermount 34128 1
    acx_usb 19520 0
    acx_common 72068 1 acx_usb
    ieee80211softmac 27360 2 acx_usb,acx_common
    ieee80211 30408 2 acx_common,ieee80211softmac
    ieee80211_crypt 5504 2 ieee80211_crypt_wep,ieee80211
    usblp 12352 0
    sata_sil 7784 0
    libata 60940 1 sata_sil
    scsi_mod 119016 1 libata
    dm_mod 49944 0
    cpufreq_ondemand 6956 0
    cpufreq_conservative 6952 0
    cpufreq_powersave 2400 0
    cpufreq_nforce2 5456 0
    nvidia_agp 7068 1
    agpgart 27240 1 nvidia_agp
    ehci_hcd 29160 0
    ohci_hcd 19012 0
    usbcore 113472 5 acx_usb,usblp,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
    tsdev 7040 0
    evdev 8864 1
    ext3 124936 2
    jbd 51028 1 ext3

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    Hmmm, might be on the right lines here - you have acx_usb 19520 0
    acx_common 72068 1 acx_usb loaded. That will cause problems when you try to get ndiswrapper to work correctly. Go here http://acx100.erley.org/acx_fw/acx10...k_dwl120+/fw1/ download the firmware and copy it to /lib/firmware/ (see here for other locations - http://acx100.sourceforge.net/wiki/Firmware ). As root modprobe -r acx_usb, modprobe acx_usb and chesk dmesg for any hints as to what is going on.

    Edit: Cant help with your urpmi problem - didn't dabble too much with Mandriva, best to start a new thread for that one.
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    What happened with this?

    Did you get this issue resolved? What GUI were you using? Interested to hear.

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