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I have been scooting around posts here and elsewhere for three days, attempting to solve this problem. I am trying to install my Linksys Wireless-B WPM11v4 card on Xubuntu. I ...
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    Xubuntu Wireless Card Troubles!


    I have been scooting around posts here and elsewhere for three days, attempting to solve this problem. I am trying to install my Linksys Wireless-B WPM11v4 card on Xubuntu. I think my main problem is stemming from ndiswrapper not cooperating. It won't install, and something to do with ndiswrapper errors up when I install ndisgtk, which makes it work incorrectly. I think I have the proper driver (I downloaded it from the linksys site. I have the one from the cd, but most of what I said suggested against using it). I have gcc installed and updated (so it tells me). There's a possibility I have not blacklisted something I need too... But I gave myself root access, and edited the blacklist file to block out wireless drivers (I think? I believe that's what the walkthrough I was reading told me to do. It's on WifiDocs? I can't link to it yet.)

    I have tried to do it all myself, and I have managed a couple things so far, but I only ever began touching Linux about... 4 days ago? Tops. I would really appreciate anyone's help.
    XD

    So what I am specifically asking is, can someone identify where I am going wrong, and tell/point me something to fix it? My goal is to install the wireless driver.
    Last edited by Thesemar; 05-23-2011 at 07:39 AM.

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    Here's some of the mistakes...
    Me attempting to 'make' ndiswrapper:
    root@Catalyst:~/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56# make
    make -C driver
    make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver'
    make -C /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic M=/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver
    make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic'
    LD /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/built-in.o
    MKEXPORT /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/crt_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/hal_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/ndis_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/ntoskernel_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/ntoskernel_io_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/rtl_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/usb_exports.h
    CC [M] /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/crt.o
    CC [M] /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/hal.o
    CC [M] /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/iw_ndis.o
    CC [M] /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/loader.o
    /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/loader.c:834:2: error: unknown field ‘ioctl’ specified in initializer
    /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/loader.c:834:2: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    make[3]: *** [/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/loader.o] Error 1
    make[2]: *** [_module_/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver] Error 2
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic'
    make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    'make install' ndiswrapper:
    root@Catalyst:~/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56# make install
    make -C driver install
    make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver'
    make -C /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic M=/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver
    make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic'
    CC [M] /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/loader.o
    /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/loader.c:834:2: error: unknown field ‘ioctl’ specified in initializer
    /root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/loader.c:834:2: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    make[3]: *** [/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver/loader.o] Error 1
    make[2]: *** [_module_/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver] Error 2
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic'
    make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver'
    make: *** [install] Error 2
    When I attempt ndisgtk to install the drivers:
    Module could not be loaded. Error was:

    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

    Is the ndiswrapper module installed?
    Which is a fairly obvious result, seeing as how ndiswrapper won't install properly...

    If there's anything else I need to provide, I am more than willing.

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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums. Before you go any further, read this thread and post your results. NDISwrapper should only be used as a last resort. I am having to use it to make my USB Wireless work.
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tart-here.html
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    Hello! And thank you. Let's see...

    I already got my card info... It's PCI and is the particular thing I was required to return, yes? 00:1e.0 0604: 8086:244e (rev c2)

    lspci -knn:
    :00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface [8086:2570] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2572] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Dimension 3000 [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: intelfb, i915
    00:06.0 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface [8086:2576] (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24d2] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24d4] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:24de] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24dd] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev c2)
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24d0] (rev 02)
    Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller [8086:24db] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller [8086:24d3] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24d5] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
    Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: InProComm Inc. IPN 2120 802.11b [17fe:2120]
    Subsystem: Linksys WMP11 v4 802.11b Wireless-B PCI Adapter [1737:0020]
    01:01.0 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation FA82537EP 56K V.92 Data/Fax Modem PCI [8086:1080] (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:1000]
    Kernel driver in use: serial
    01:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller [8086:1050] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Dimension 3000 [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: e100
    Kernel modules: e100
    lsmod:
    Module Size Used by
    nls_utf8 12493 1
    isofs 39571 1
    nls_iso8859_1 12617 1
    nls_cp437 12751 1
    vfat 17335 1
    fat 55505 1 vfat
    binfmt_misc 13213 1
    snd_intel8x0 33213 3
    snd_ac97_codec 105614 1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm 80244 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_seq_midi 13132 0
    i915 450944 2
    snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
    drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
    drm 180037 3 i915,drm_kms_helper
    snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    shpchp 32345 0
    i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
    snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    ppdev 12849 0
    snd 55295 13 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,sn d_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    parport_pc 32111 1
    video 18951 1 i915
    soundcore 12600 1 snd
    dcdbas 14054 0
    snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    lp 13349 0
    parport 36746 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    usbhid 41704 0
    usb_storage 43946 1
    uas 17676 0
    hid 77084 1 usbhid
    e100 40108 0
    dsmeg:
    prepare_page_flip] *ERROR* Prepared flip multiple times
    [ 9774.358572] [drm:intel_prepare_page_flip] *ERROR* Prepared flip multiple times
    [ 9838.179719] [drm:intel_prepare_page_flip] *ERROR* Prepared flip multiple times
    [ 9838.179728] [drm:intel_prepare_page_flip] *ERROR* Prepared flip multiple times
    [ 9838.179733] [drm:intel_prepare_page_flip] *ERROR* Prepared flip multiple times
    [ 9838.179737] [drm:intel_prepare_page_flip] *ERROR* Prepared flip multiple times
    [ 9838.179742] [drm:intel_prepare_page_flip] *ERROR* Prepared flip multiple times
    [ 9838.179746] [drm:intel_prepare_page_flip] *ERROR* Prepared flip multiple times
    (((.... you get the idea. Lots of that.)))
    [ 9838.183590] [drm:intel_prepare_page_flip] *ERROR* Prepared flip multiple times
    [18738.282208] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
    [18738.308678] ISOFS: changing to secondary root
    uname -r:
    2.6.38-8-generic
    Sorry for not providing this right away. Hope it helps!

    Edit - Shortened the dsmeg log. It was way too long.
    Last edited by Thesemar; 05-23-2011 at 04:55 AM.

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    I'm not finding the right info. Do you have a working Ethernet connection? If yes, type these commands please and post your results.
    Code:
    update-pciids
    Code:
    lspci -knn
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    You shouldn't need to compile ndiswrapper from source either. You should be able to just 'sudo apt-get install ndisgtk'. This will install ndisgtk and all of it's dependencies (ndiswrapper included). Your make install wasn't successful and the ndiswrapper module isn't being loaded into the kernel. Compiling from source is very rarely required anymore.

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    I do have a working ethernet connection, but I need the wireless to work so I can not use the computer on the floor by the router. :P

    Here is the update-pciids:
    thesemar@Catalyst:~$ update-pciids
    update-pciids: /usr/share/misc/pci.ids.new is read-only
    And here is the lspci -knn:
    thesemar@Catalyst:~$ lspci -knn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface [8086:2570] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2572] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Dimension 3000 [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: intelfb, i915
    00:06.0 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface [8086:2576] (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24d2] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24d4] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:24de] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24dd] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev c2)
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24d0] (rev 02)
    Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller [8086:24db] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller [8086:24d3] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24d5] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
    Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: InProComm Inc. IPN 2120 802.11b [17fe:2120]
    Subsystem: Linksys WMP11 v4 802.11b Wireless-B PCI Adapter [1737:0020]
    01:01.0 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation FA82537EP 56K V.92 Data/Fax Modem PCI [8086:1080] (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:1000]
    Kernel driver in use: serial
    01:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller [8086:1050] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Dimension 3000 [1028:019d]
    Kernel driver in use: e100
    Kernel modules: e100
    I attempted to get ndisgtk with the 'sudo apt-get install' command, but it didn't work properly. Is that what you were saying, Dustin? I am unsure how to get it to load ndiswrapper as well into the kernel, as I believe it was only that dependency which failed. I can figure out how to uninstall ndisgtk, and then attempt to uninstall it, and post the results.

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    Awesome! Alright, I figured it out. I opened up Synaptic to try to remove ndisgtk, since it wasn't working through the terminal. When I searched for ndis in Synaptic, it found a couple ndiswrapper packages. I installed ndiswrapper-source and ndiswrapper-dkms, as well as all their dependencies. After that, ndisgtk worked like a charm, and I hooked automatically into my wireless network! (I had network connections set up for my wireless network since the beginning.)

    Thank you so much for your help! Talking to you pointed me in the right direction. If there are any scans or codes you all would like to see now that everything seems to be working, I will check back and happily oblige.


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    Hi,Thesemar
    I have been working one enabling my wifi module(Gigabyte GN-WI01NS) after some google i found this form.I am having the exact same problem as you had before.Can tell me more detail about how you make the wifi work.Thank you.

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