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I just loaded slackware and I am trying to load the rt2500.inf using ndiswrapper.I followed these lines. 1. tar -zxvf ndiswrapper-0.11.tar.gz 2. cd ndiswrapper-0.11 3. make install 4. ndiswrapper -i ...
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    Wireless pci WMP54g need help


    I just loaded slackware and I am trying to load the rt2500.inf using ndiswrapper.I followed these lines.
    1. tar -zxvf ndiswrapper-0.11.tar.gz
    2. cd ndiswrapper-0.11
    3. make install
    4. ndiswrapper -i rt2500.inf
    5. modprobe ndiswrapper
    6. ndiswrapper -l
    It supposed to give something like this bellow:
    Installed ndis drivers:
    wmpci54g driver present, hardware present.

    But the only I get is that only the hardware is present and not the driver.
    Any suggestions?
    Thx.

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    on the ndiswrapper -i /you/need/to/give/the/full/path.inf

    then ndiswrapper -d driver.inf 1247:5632 (device found by lspic -n) (this process labels the driver to the device, im not sure if its driver of device id first)

    then

    modrope ndiswrapper

    ndiswrappper -m

    ndiswrapper -l

    hardware present, driver present


    then its just a case of the iwconfig/ifconfig settings

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    You don't need ndiswrapper for the Ralink chipset. Ralink provides drivers for USB and PCI cards for Wireless B and G and they are very easy to install. Here are a few links to look over...
    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3
    If you wish to use the Ralink drivers, let me know as I've been through the process three times in the last week on three different boxes and would be happy to assist. The WMP54G works perfectly for me with the Ralink driver.
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    Thank you guys.
    The only files I got are the RTs (cat ,inf,and sys).I have lost my original cd.
    Will those be suficient for the install?
    Do I need anything else?

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    you only need the .inf for ndiswrapper

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    I dont know what you mean by typing ndiswrapper -d.
    What I did is I ceated a dir (rt2500) where I put all those rt2500 files.
    Then I cd into that directory and I run the ndiswrapper.
    Ndiswrapper - rt2500.inf.
    Then I probe modprobe ndiswrapper.
    A few times I got an error msg but most the times it looked it worked fine.
    Then when I ndiswrapper -l the only thing I see is that the hardware is present.
    Do I need to upgrade my kernel? I run 2.4.31.
    How do I uninstall the wrapper to get a newer version?
    Thanks.
    I will try one more time then I post again, because sometimes when I reboot the machine it hungs after an error that says
    dhcpcd is not running (or something like this)

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    The Ralink driver is here, and you don't need ndiswrapper. Just compile, install, configure and it runs.
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    Ok I tried to make the install again but didnt work.
    Instead when I booted to slackware i got this error:
    The rc.wireless script can only run from within rc.inet1
    try running /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan0_start instead.
    Unable to handle Kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000...

    Then when I reboot machine hangs and gives this:
    smbd : no process killed
    nmbd: no process killed
    unmounting remote file systems
    ***/sbin/dhcpcd:not running.


    Any clues?
    Thank you.

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    Hey Dan I got into the first howto link you provided.I got the driver as well?
    Do I need to make a new dir somewhere for the driver to run and if yes where?I guess anywhere will work but no sure.
    Now I dont understand this part of the howto:

    Getting the latest sources for the rt2500 module
    As the driver is changing quickly, it's recommended to use the latest source code from the project CVS. As regular user do this:

    cd ~
    mkdir RT2500
    cd RT2500
    cvs -dserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/rt2400 login
    cvs -z3 -dserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/rt2400 co source
    When asked for a password, just hit Return.

    Do I have to type all this to terminal?What it means?
    Thank you and sorry for noob qs.

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    As with all linux commands you see on forums like this you can copy and paste it right into the konsole terminal.
    Do what it says there, and it will download the drivers into the created directory. You must have the 2.6.13 kernel installed for it to compile. Do you want to upgrade your kernel?
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