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I previously had a suse 10.1and windows XP and now i switched to a Opensuse10.3 and Kubuntu7.10 and Windows XP . I am having trouble with th Wireless lan again. ...
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    Help during Reinstalation of the driver


    I previously had a suse 10.1and windows XP
    and now i switched to a Opensuse10.3 and Kubuntu7.10 and Windows XP .
    I am having trouble with th Wireless lan again. The windows driver is in the ntfs partition and i have mounted it and so dont have a problem in finding it.
    In suse after installing the ndiswrapper rpm i tried
    ndiswrapper -i <driver_inf_file> ,
    and
    ndiswrapper -a devid driver

    t tells me tat the driver is not properly installed althoug it is listed when i use -l.

    I ll also post a list of commands and the o/p below.
    I would like someone to help as i dont understand where the mistake is!
    Thank you.


    linux-9o1u:/windows/SWSetup/SP34152A # lspci
    00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
    00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
    00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
    00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
    00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
    00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51 [Geforce 6150 Go] (rev a2)
    00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
    00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
    00:0a.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU (rev a3)
    00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
    00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
    00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev f1)
    00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev f1)
    00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
    00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
    00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)
    05:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
    05:09.1 Generic system peripheral [Class 0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
    05:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 01)
    05:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
    05:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)


    linux-9o1u:/windows/SWSetup/SP34152A # ndiswrapper
    install/manage Windows drivers for ndiswrapper

    usage: ndiswrapper OPTION
    -i inffile install driver described by 'inffile'
    -a devid driver use installed 'driver' for 'devid' (dangerous)
    -r driver remove 'driver'
    -l list installed drivers
    -m write configuration for modprobe
    -ma write module alias configuration for all devices
    -mi write module install configuration for all devices
    -v report version information

    where 'devid' is either PCIID or USBID of the form XXXX:XXXX,
    as reported by 'lspci -n' or 'lsusb' for the card


    linux-9o1u:/windows/SWSetup/SP34152A # ndiswrapper -i /windows/SWSetup/SP34152A/bcmw15.inf
    installing bcmw15 ...
    couldn't open /windows/SWSetup/SP34152A/bcmw15.inf: No such file or directory at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 217.

    linux-9o1u:/windows/SWSetup/SP34152A # ndiswrapper -i /windows/SWSetup/SP34152A/bcmw15
    driver bcmw15 is already installed

    linux-9o1u:/windows/SWSetup/SP34152A # ndiswrapper -l
    bcmw15 : invalid driver!

    linux-9o1u:/windows/SWSetup/SP34152A # ndiswrapper -a 1434:4328 bcmw15
    driver 'bcmw15' is not installed (properly)!

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    driver 'bcmw15' is not installed (properly)!
    I think that the driver name is "bcmwl5" , not "bcmw15". That is a lower case "L", not the number "1".
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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    Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks a lot. and i guess you are the same person incharge of getting the wlan fixed for me previously in the suse 10.1. Thanks a lot.
    I got this setteled.
    The next thing is about Kubuntu7.10 instalation of the wlan!
    I have no clue to do anything there.
    Not even installing a program. As a newbie to the entire scene of linux kubuntu looks slightly more closed(as in there were far more less number of questions asked during the boot!! I was surprised because i thought suse was really easy compaed to windows. kubuntu boot was over with just about two or three questions) compared to suse.Is this true?
    I would like to start of by getting the wireless card set up then ask few more on it.
    Do we continue in this thread or start a new one? Either way First thing i would like to do is set the wireless lan!
    Again thanks a lot.

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    In Kubuntu, you can use the Synaptic Package Manager to install software. Or use apt, through the terminal.

    The one time that I had Ubuntu installed with a wireless, I remember it being rather easy. Use NDISwrapper just like in other Linux distros. Then use NetworkManager to connect to any wireless AP's. Since Kubuntu has a KDE desktop, you may need to use KNetworkManager.

    Remember that in Ubuntu, and any of the other versions (Kbuntu,Mythbuntu,etc), there is no root. To do administrative tasks you precede the command with the "sudo" command. It will then ask for your password, enter it and it will proceed.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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