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    Slackware WIFI Trouble


    Firstly, thankyou for taking the time to look at my question it means alot.

    I am a complete noob and need some assistance. I am running Slackware 10.2 and I have an INPROCOMM IPN2220 wireless NIC. I have absolutely no clue how to get Linux to find it, use it or anything.

    I don't know how to see even if Linux has recognized the device is there, if there are drivers installed, what IP address has been assigned anything.

    Please can someone help me get my WIFI card working so I can connect to my router.

    I think a step-by-step will be needed. Sorry

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    According to entry 26 Under the "Ts" from this page:
    Laptop: Toshiba L10-154

    * Chipset: Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems [AirConn] INPROCOMM IPN 2220 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)
    * pciid: 17FE:2220
    * Driver: On Toshiba Driver&Utilities CD (AMBIT/Winxp/neti2220.inf)
    * Other: Using stable ndiswrapper-1.15, WEP is working, have to test WPA, until now no noticeable problems. Ndiswrapper Configuration File created by ndiswrapper-1.15: 17FE:2220:1468:0310.5.conf.
    So it sounds like all you need to do is install ndiswrapper, install the driver and configure. First install ndiswrapper. The rest will come later. Have you already installed the 2.6 kernel which is on the second Slackware CD? If so, did you also install the kernel sources from the second CD? This will need to be done before continuing. Once done...

    Download the latest stable release here.

    Directions for installing ndiswrapper can be found here.

    Be sure to read and get familiar with the documentation as you go.
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    that's probably why my NDISWRAPPER hasn't been working.
    I have checked my kernel using 'uname -a' and it states that i am on kerne; 2.4.31

    What I need to do now is upgrade to 2.6 in order to get it to work.

    So I have to rebuild the kernel, I have taken a look on my Slackware CD x 2

    I have found under the linux-2.6.13 folder there are lots of files:

    alsa-driver-1.0.9b_2.6.13-i486-1
    kernel-generic-2.6.13-i486-1
    kernel-headers-2.6.13-i386-1
    kernel-modules-2.6.13-i486-1
    kernel-source-2.6.13-noarch-1

    So then, I am stuck. What should I do now, I have absolutely no clue how to compile a kernel and a google has told me not a lot. Which ones of those files do I need and does anyone know a good tutorial on how to do it.

    Once this is done I am sure I can get NDISWRAPPER to work. I have completely read through the INSTALL AND README and a couple of websites and it seems very straight forward.

    Thankyou again for all your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyB
    that's probably why my NDISWRAPPER hasn't been working.
    I have checked my kernel using 'uname -a' and it states that i am on kerne; 2.4.31

    What I need to do now is upgrade to 2.6 in order to get it to work.

    So I have to rebuild the kernel, I have taken a look on my Slackware CD x 2

    I have found under the linux-2.6.13 folder there are lots of files:

    alsa-driver-1.0.9b_2.6.13-i486-1
    kernel-generic-2.6.13-i486-1
    kernel-headers-2.6.13-i386-1
    kernel-modules-2.6.13-i486-1
    kernel-source-2.6.13-noarch-1

    So then, I am stuck. What should I do now...
    Install all the above. Mount the second CD, "cd" to it, as "su" run:
    Code:
    pkgtool
    ...which will show all the packages. Install them all. After you do this, read the README about how to make the initrd (if needed) and how to edit your lilo.conf so it will boot to the 2.6 kernel. If you get stuck, just whistle.
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    I have instaled the kernel 2.6.13 and checked that it is there by doing "uname -a" which states
    Linux foo 2.6.13 #1 Sat Sep 3 21:11:20 PDT 2005 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux"

    So I went through the installation of NDISWRAPPER 1.23

    tar zxvf ndiswrapper-version.tar.gz < unpacked the files fine

    make uninstall
    make

    Logged in SU
    make install

    Streamed loads of things down the screen including this over and over:
    ntoskernel.h:602 warning: data definition has no type of storage class
    ntoskernel.h:603 error: syntax before "wfastcall"
    ntsokernel.h:603 warning: type defaults to 'int' in decleration of 'wfastcall'

    hal.c: 122 error: syntax error before "KIRQL"
    hal.c: 128 error: syntax error before "void"

    Ending with this:
    make[3]: ***[/root/ndiswrapper-1.23/drivver/hal.o] error 1
    make[2]: ***[_module_/root/ndiswrapper-1.23/driver] error 2
    make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-2.6.13'
    make[1] ***[default] error 2
    make[1] Leaving directory '/root/ndiswrapper-1.23/driver'
    make: *** [install] error 2

    I carry on doing the next bit:
    ndiswrapper -i ineti2220.inf

    and it says:
    command not found.

    Now here's the strange thing, if I go into the folder '/root/ndiswrapper-1.23/utils and do:

    ./ndiswrapper -i ineti2220.inf
    it loads the driver and I can view it with

    ./ndiswrapper -l

    but when I do the

    modprobe ndiswrapper it says:
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

    Anyway that's everything hope it helps. Please write back DaveyB

    Any ideas please help, thankyou

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyB
    Streamed loads of things down the screen including: Can't find kernel build files in /lib/modules/2.6.13/build;
    EDIT: First, check in /lib/modules/2.6.13 and see if there is a file there named "build@". If so, that means the symlink "build" isn't pointing anywhere so you need to install the kernel source. If it is installed, there will be a file in /usr/src lables "linux-2.6.13." If there is no "build" file in /lib/modules, and the sources are installed, you'll need to create a symlink from "build" to linux-2.6.13 in /usr/src. As root:
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.13 /lib/modules/2.6.13/build
    Then try compiling ndiswrapper.
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    I have just installed the kernel-source package. The tutorial i read before advised me to leave it out, now once I have installed it the error has changed. Still the same when I did you command also.

    I have instaled the kernel 2.6.13 and checked that it is there by doing "uname -a" which states
    Linux foo 2.6.13 #1 Sat Sep 3 21:11:20 PDT 2005 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux"

    So I went through the installation of NDISWRAPPER 1.23

    tar zxvf ndiswrapper-version.tar.gz < unpacked the files fine

    make uninstall
    make

    Logged in SU
    make install

    Streamed loads of things down the screen including this over and over:

    WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.13/Module.symvers is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modulversions
    ntoskernel.h:602 warning: data definition has no type of storage class
    ntoskernel.h:603 error: syntax before "wfastcall"
    ntsokernel.h:603 warning: type defaults to 'int' in decleration of 'wfastcall'

    hal.c: 122 error: syntax error before "KIRQL"
    hal.c: 128 error: syntax error before "void"

    Ending with this:
    make[3]: ***[/root/ndiswrapper-1.23/drivver/hal.o] error 1
    make[2]: ***[_module_/root/ndiswrapper-1.23/driver] error 2
    make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-2.6.13'
    make[1] ***[default] error 2
    make[1] Leaving directory '/root/ndiswrapper-1.23/driver'
    make: *** [install] error 2

    I carry on doing the next bit:
    ndiswrapper -i ineti2220.inf

    and it says:
    command not found.

    Now here's the strange thing, if I go into the folder '/root/ndiswrapper-1.23/utils and do:

    ./ndiswrapper -i ineti2220.inf
    it loads the driver and I can view it with

    ./ndiswrapper -l

    but when I do the

    modprobe ndiswrapper it says:
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

    Anyway that's everything hope it helps. Please write back DaveyB

    Any ideas please help, thankyou

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    I just downloaded 1.23 and ran into the same errors! I have no idea why this would be. I compiled and installed ndiswrapper-1.15rc2 without incident. Just to make sure I just uninstalled it and compiled it again and it built perfectly and runs. I guess the thing that would be best is to try a previous version. I KNOW 1.15rc2 will work in Slackware 10.2 with 2.6.13. If it won't compile on your box I'd be highly surprised. You can download it here. See how it works for you.
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