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Hello all, I am trying to set up wireless on an older IBM PC with FreeSpire as the operating system. I have played with FreeSpire a bit and am looking ...
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    newbie trying to setup wireless with TEW-424UB


    Hello all,

    I am trying to set up wireless on an older IBM PC with FreeSpire as the operating system. I have played with FreeSpire a bit and am looking to make the jump off of Vista. I am quite comfortable that this can replace both of my MS boxes but before I take the final jump I need to get the wireless working on this PC ( and learn how it is done ) for my nephew.

    I have tried to follow other posts on using ndiswrapper with either of my MS driver ( sis163u or rtl8187b ) but the driver never installs properly - I get this : : rtl8187b : invalid driver!

    The output from the commands listed are ;

    erikm@EriksPC:~$ iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    erikm@EriksPC:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    erikm@EriksPC:~$ lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge and
    Memory Controller Hub [8086:1130] (rev 02)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82815 CGC [Chipset G
    raphics Controller] [8086:1132] (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 0
    2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) [8086:2440
    ] (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 [8086:244b] (re
    v 02)
    00:1f.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) [8086:
    2442] (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus [8086:2443] (rev 02)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97
    Audio [8086:2445] (rev 02)
    01:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Etherne
    t Controller [8086:2449] (rev 01)
    erikm@EriksPC:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0457:0163 Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    erikm@EriksPC:~$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    i810 20608 2
    drm 81812 3 i810
    joydev 10816 0
    binfmt_misc 13064 1
    ipv6 274080 14
    af_packet 24072 2
    forward_oss 15400 2
    ppdev 10116 0
    lp 12548 0
    tc1100_wmi 8068 0
    pcc_acpi 13184 0
    sony_acpi 6284 0
    dev_acpi 12164 0
    video 16260 0
    battery 10756 0
    container 5248 0
    sbs 15528 0
    button 8720 0
    i2c_ec 6016 1 sbs
    dock 10424 0
    ac 6020 0
    asus_acpi 17308 0
    backlight 6784 1 asus_acpi
    loop 18312 0
    vfat 14208 0
    fat 54044 1 vfat
    sr_mod 17188 0
    ohci1394 36528 0
    ieee1394 300120 1 ohci1394
    usb_storage 72128 0
    libusual 17936 1 usb_storage
    sd_mod 23556 0
    snd_intel8x0 34588 1
    snd_ac97_codec 98464 1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus 3200 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 45056 0
    snd_mixer_oss 17920 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 80260 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 4740 0
    snd_seq_oss 33408 0
    snd_seq_midi 9600 0
    snd_rawmidi 25856 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 8448 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 53232 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_m
    idi_event
    snd_timer 24196 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 9100 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmi
    di,snd_seq
    snd 54788 12 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mix
    er_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd _timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore 9440 1 snd
    pcspkr 4224 0
    snd_page_alloc 10888 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    shpchp 34324 0
    pci_hotplug 33608 1 shpchp
    serio_raw 7940 0
    i2c_i810 6276 0
    i2c_algo_bit 8712 1 i2c_i810
    i2c_core 23424 3 i2c_ec,i2c_i810,i2c_algo_bit
    parport_pc 36644 1
    parport 37576 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
    intel_agp 26140 1
    agpgart 35788 3 drm,intel_agp
    iTCO_wdt 12072 0
    iTCO_vendor_support 4868 1 iTCO_wdt
    tsdev 8768 0
    evdev 11008 3
    speedstep_lib 6148 0
    freq_table 5792 0
    psmouse 38792 0
    reiserfs 247680 1
    ide_cd 32672 0
    cdrom 37664 2 sr_mod,ide_cd
    ide_disk 17024 3
    floppy 59748 0
    e100 36488 0
    mii 6528 1 e100
    uhci_hcd 25488 0
    usbcore 135048 4 usb_storage,libusual,uhci_hcd
    piix 11140 0 [permanent]
    generic 5124 0 [permanent]
    ata_generic 9092 0
    libata 125848 1 ata_generic
    scsi_mod 143116 4 sr_mod,usb_storage,sd_mod,libata
    thermal 14856 0
    processor 31560 1 thermal
    fan 5636 0
    capability 5896 0
    commoncap 8192 1 capability
    vesafb 9220 0
    fbcon 43296 0
    tileblit 3584 1 fbcon
    font 9216 1 fbcon
    bitblit 6912 1 fbcon
    softcursor 3200 1 bitblit
    erikm@EriksPC:~$ dmesg
    [ 0.000000] Linux version 2.6.20-16-lowlatency (root@sandbox) (gcc version 4.
    1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu4)) #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Nov 7 10:52:05 PST 2007 (Ubuntu
    Unofficial)
    [ 0.000000] BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
    [ 0.000000] sanitize start
    [ 0.000000] sanitize end
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 0000000000000000 size: 000000000009fc00 en
    d: 000000000009fc00 type: 1
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() type is E820_RAM
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 000000000009fc00 size: 0000000000000400 en
    d: 00000000000a0000 type: 2
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 00000000000e0000 size: 0000000000020000 en
    d: 0000000000100000 type: 2
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 0000000000100000 size: 000000001fde06c0 en
    d: 000000001fee06c0 type: 1
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() type is E820_RAM
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 000000001fee06c0 size: 0000000000006000 en
    d: 000000001fee66c0 type: 3
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 000000001fee66c0 size: 0000000000008040 en
    d: 000000001feee700 type: 4
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 000000001feee700 size: 0000000000111900 en
    d: 0000000020000000 type: 2
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 00000000fec00000 size: 0000000000001000 en
    d: 00000000fec01000 type: 2
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 00000000fee00000 size: 0000000000001000 en
    d: 00000000fee01000 type: 2
    [ 0.000000] copy_e820_map() start: 00000000fff80000 size: 0000000000080000 en
    d: 0000000100000000 type: 2
    [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
    [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001fee06c0 (usable)
    [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000001fee06c0 - 000000001fee66c0 (ACPI data)
    [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000001fee66c0 - 000000001feee700 (ACPI NVS)
    [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000001feee700 - 0000000020000000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] 0MB HIGHMEM available.
    [ 0.000000] 510MB LOWMEM available.
    [ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at 0009fe00
    [ 0.000000] Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 130784) 0 entries of 256 used
    [ 0.000000] Zone PFN ranges:
    [ 0.000000] DMA 0 -> 4096
    [ 0.000000] Normal 4096 -> 130784
    [ 0.000000] HighMem 130784 -> 130784
    [ 0.000000] early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
    [ 0.000000] 0: 0 -> 130784
    [ 0.000000] On node 0 totalpages: 130784
    [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 32 pages used for memmap
    [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
    [ 0.000000] DMA zone: 4064 pages, LIFO batch:0
    [ 0.000000] Normal zone: 989 pages used for memmap
    [ 0.000000] Normal zone: 125699 pages, LIFO batch:31
    [ 0.000000] HighMem zone: 0 pages used for memmap
    [ 0.000000] DMI 2.3 present.
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: RSDP (v000 IBM ) @ 0x000f
    dfe0
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: RSDT (v001 IBM CDTPWSPI 0x00001010 IBM 0x00000000) @ 0x
    1fee6640
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: FADT (v001 IBM CDTPWSPI 0x00001010 IBM 0x00000000) @ 0x
    1fee65c0
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: MADT (v001 IBM CDTPWSPI 0x00001010 IBM 0x00000000) @ 0x
    1fee6540
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: DSDT (v001 IBM CDTPWSPI 0x00001000 MSFT 0x01000007) @ 0x
    00000000
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0xf808
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x00] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
    [ 0.000000] Processor #0 6:8 APIC version 17
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x00] high edge lint[0x1])
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x02] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
    [ 0.000000] IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 2, version 32, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 dfl dfl)
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 9 global_irq 9 high level)
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: IRQ0 used by override.
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: IRQ2 used by override.
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: IRQ9 used by override.
    [ 0.000000] Enabling APIC mode: Flat. Using 1 I/O APICs
    [ 0.000000] Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
    [ 0.000000] Allocating PCI resources starting at 30000000 (gap: 20000000:dec0
    0000)
    [ 0.000000] Detected 863.919 MHz processor.
    [ 34.740622] Built 1 zonelists. Total pages: 129763
    [ 34.740631] Kernel command line: noresume2 redetect root=/dev/hda1 rootdev=0
    x0301 ramdisk=17689 initrd=/boot/initrd.img quiet -- video=vesafb splash quiet v
    ideo=vesafb
    [ 34.741225] mapped APIC to ffffd000 (fee00000)
    [ 34.741232] mapped IOAPIC to ffffc000 (fec00000)
    [ 34.741241] Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
    [ 34.741247] Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
    [ 34.741268] Initializing CPU#0
    [ 34.741359] PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 8192 bytes)
    [ 34.743319] Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
    [ 34.744266] Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
    [ 34.745509] Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
    [ 34.794961] Memory: 507280k/523136k available (2019k kernel code, 15324k rese
    rved, 902k data, 328k init, 0k highmem)
    [ 34.794989] virtual kernel memory layout:
    [ 34.794992] fixmap : 0xfff4e000 - 0xfffff000 ( 708 kB)
    [ 34.794996] pkmap : 0xff800000 - 0xffc00000 (4096 kB)
    [ 34.794999] vmalloc : 0xe0800000 - 0xff7fe000 ( 495 MB)
    [ 34.795002] lowmem : 0xc0000000 - 0xdfee0000 ( 510 MB)
    [ 34.795006] .init : 0xc03e1000 - 0xc0433000 ( 328 kB)
    [ 34.795009] .data : 0xc02f8dca - 0xc03da6d4 ( 902 kB)
    [ 34.795012] .text : 0xc0100000 - 0xc02f8dca (2019 kB)
    [ 34.795021] Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor
    mode... Ok.
    [ 34.854312] Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 1728.71 BogoMIPS
    (lpj=864357)
    [ 34.854425] Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
    [ 34.854441] SELinux: Disabled at boot.
    [ 34.854489] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
    [ 34.854789] CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 000
    00000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    [ 34.854815] CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
    [ 34.854822] CPU: L2 cache: 256K
    [ 34.854829] CPU: After all inits, caps: 0383fbff 00000000 00000000 00000040 0
    0000000 00000000 00000000
    [ 34.854853] Compat vDSO mapped to ffffe000.
    [ 34.854869] Remapping vsyscall page to ffffe000
    [ 34.854891] Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
    [ 34.858515] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
    [ 34.858831] Freeing SMP alternatives: 9k freed
    [ 34.859193] Early unpacking initramfs... done
    [ 35.604542] ACPI: Core revision 20060707
    [ 35.605859] ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initramfs... file /DSDT.aml not found,
    using machine DSDT.
    [ 35.720944] CPU0: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 06
    [ 35.721000] Total of 1 processors activated (1728.71 BogoMIPS).
    [ 35.721151] ENABLING IO-APIC IRQs
    [ 35.721392] ..TIMER: vector=0x31 apic1=0 pin1=2 apic2=-1 pin2=-1
    [ 35.832967] Brought up 1 CPUs
    [ 35.833590] Booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware
    [ 35.833749] Time: 17:06:13 Date: 07/05/108
    [ 35.833837] NET: Registered protocol family 16
    [ 35.834110] EISA bus registered
    [ 35.834123] ACPI: bus type pci registered
    [ 35.835650] PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd55c, last bus=1
    [ 35.835656] PCI: Using configuration type 1
    [ 35.835661] Setting up standard PCI resources
    [ 35.849027] ACPI: Interpreter enabled
    [ 35.849041] ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
    [ 35.850230] ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
    [ 35.850244] PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
    [ 35.850332] ACPI: Assume root bridge [\_SB_.PCI0] bus is 0
    [ 35.850553] Boot video device is 0000:00:02.0
    [ 35.850688] PCI quirk: region f800-f87f claimed by ICH4 ACPI/GPIO/TCO
    [ 35.850697] PCI quirk: region fc00-fc3f claimed by ICH4 GPIO
    [ 35.851059] PCI: Firmware left 0000:01:08.0 e100 interrupts enabled, disablin
    g
    [ 35.851144] PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:1e.0
    [ 35.851183] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
    [ 35.865272] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [PIN1] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
    *0, disabled.
    [ 35.865918] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [PIN2] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
    *0, disabled.
    [ 35.866555] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [PIN3] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
    *0, disabled.
    [ 35.867208] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [PIN4] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
    *0, disabled.
    [ 35.867859] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [PIN5] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
    *0, disabled.
    [ 35.868489] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [PIN6] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
    *0, disabled.
    [ 35.869169] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [PIN7] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
    *0, disabled.
    [ 35.869811] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [PIN8] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
    *0, disabled.
    [ 35.876131] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PCI2._PRT]
    [ 35.877270] Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
    [ 35.877315] pnp: PnP ACPI init
    [ 35.885209] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 16 devices
    [ 35.885222] PnPBIOS: Disabled by ACPI PNP
    [ 35.885385] PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
    [ 35.885394] PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq". If it helps,
    post a report
    [ 35.891121] NET: Registered protocol family 8
    [ 35.891127] NET: Registered protocol family 20
    [ 35.891374] pnp: 00:0c: ioport range 0x4d0-0x4d1 has been reserved
    [ 35.891383] pnp: 00:0c: ioport range 0x800-0x87f has been reserved
    [ 35.891391] pnp: 00:0c: ioport range 0xf800-0xf87f could not be reserved
    [ 35.891399] pnp: 00:0c: ioport range 0xfc00-0xfc3f has been reserved
    [ 35.892183] PCI: Ignore bogus resource 6 [0:0] of 0000:00:02.0
    [ 35.892197] PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:1e.0
    [ 35.892204] IO window: 7000-7fff
    [ 35.892215] MEM window: feb00000-febfffff
    [ 35.892222] PREFETCH window: disabled.
    [ 35.892243] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1e.0 to 64
    [ 35.892328] NET: Registered protocol family 2
    [ 35.901028] IP route cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
    [ 35.901271] TCP established hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 196608 bytes
    )
    [ 35.901986] TCP bind hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 98304 bytes)
    [ 35.902429] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 8192)
    [ 35.902440] TCP reno registered
    [ 35.905218] checking if image is initramfs... it is
    [ 37.312495] Freeing initrd memory: 7084k freed
    [ 37.313742] audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
    [ 37.313780] audit(1217955974.658:1): initialized
    [ 37.314216] VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
    [ 37.314275] Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
    [ 37.314414] io scheduler noop registered
    [ 37.314422] io scheduler anticipatory registered
    [ 37.314428] io scheduler deadline registered
    [ 37.314459] io scheduler cfq registered (default)
    [ 37.315019] isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
    [ 37.671697] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
    [ 37.742684] Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
    [ 37.742810] Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing
    enabled
    [ 37.743031] serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
    [ 37.743408] serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
    [ 37.744710] 00:05: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
    [ 37.745248] 00:06: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
    [ 37.745925] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
    [ 37.747455] RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 17689K size 1024 bloc
    ksize
    [ 37.747868] input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /class/input/input0
    [ 37.748014] Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
    [ 37.748025] ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
    idebus=xx
    [ 37.748447] PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K,PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq
    1,12
    [ 37.750183] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
    [ 37.750330] serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
    [ 37.750520] EISA: Probing bus 0 at eisa.0
    [ 37.750566] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 7
    [ 37.750577] EISA: Detected 0 cards.
    [ 37.767163] input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input1
    [ 37.780803] TCP cubic registered
    [ 37.780827] NET: Registered protocol family 1
    [ 37.780882] Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
    [ 37.780945] Time: tsc clocksource has been installed.
    [ 37.781043] ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S5)
    [ 37.781152] Magic number: 4:255:137
    [ 37.782454] Freeing unused kernel memory: 328k freed
    [ 39.290304] Capability LSM initialized
    [ 39.390546] ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 8 throttling states)
    [ 40.834886] SCSI subsystem initialized
    [ 40.856909] libata version 2.20 loaded.
    [ 40.867369] ICH2: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:1f.1
    [ 40.867403] ICH2: chipset revision 2
    [ 40.867409] ICH2: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    [ 40.867431] ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfff0-0xfff7, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbM
    A
    [ 40.867465] Probing IDE interface ide0...
    [ 40.915121] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
    [ 40.915182] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
    [ 40.915243] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
    [ 40.919056] USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
    [ 41.036545] e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.5.17-k2-NAPI
    [ 41.036556] e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation
    [ 41.111173] Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
    [ 41.178459] hda: Maxtor 6Y080L0, ATA DISK drive
    [ 41.232089] FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
    [ 41.587247] hdb: LITE-ON LTR-48246S, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    [ 41.641055] ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    [ 41.660251] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.2[D] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ
    16
    [ 41.660279] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.2 to 64
    [ 41.660289] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1f.2: UHCI Host Controller
    [ 41.660569] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1f.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus numbe
    r 1
    [ 41.660616] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1f.2: irq 16, io base 0x0000fb00
    [ 41.660898] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 41.660963] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
    [ 41.660983] hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    [ 41.680273] hda: max request size: 128KiB
    [ 41.703047] hda: 160086528 sectors (81964 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/6
    3, UDMA(33)
    [ 41.704024] hda: cache flushes supported
    [ 41.706776] hda: hda1 hda2
    [ 41.753263] hdb: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
    [ 41.753289] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
    [ 41.762648] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:08.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ
    17
    [ 41.785556] e100: eth0: e100_probe: addr 0xfebff000, irq 17, MAC addr 00:02:5
    5:CA:68D
    [ 41.969968] usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    [ 42.104725] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 42.168206] ReiserFS: hda1: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
    [ 42.168231] ReiserFS: hda1: using ordered data mode
    [ 42.187774] ReiserFS: hda1: journal params: device hda1, size 8192, journal f
    irst block 18, max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans a
    ge 30
    [ 42.193395] ReiserFS: hda1: checking transaction log (hda1)
    [ 42.221178] ReiserFS: hda1: Using r5 hash to sort names
    [ 43.523281] cpufreq: No nForce2 chipset.
    [ 43.592511] IBM machine detected. Enabling interrupts during APM calls.
    [ 43.592522] apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
    [ 43.592529] apm: overridden by ACPI.
    [ 43.815769] powernow: This module only works with AMD K7 CPUs
    [ 44.231627] input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse as /class/input/input2
    [ 50.290845] intel_rng: Firmware space is locked read-only. If you can't or
    [ 50.290851] intel_rng: don't want to disable this in firmware setup, and if
    [ 50.290856] intel_rng: you are certain that your system has a functional
    [ 50.290859] intel_rng: RNG, try using the 'no_fwh_detect' option.
    [ 50.331539] iTCO_vendor_support: vendor-support=0
    [ 50.342126] iTCO_wdt: Intel TCO WatchDog Timer Driver v1.01 (11-Nov-2006)
    [ 50.349119] iTCO_wdt: Found a ICH2 TCO device (Version=1, TCOBASE=0x7860)
    [ 50.349151] iTCO_wdt: heartbeat value must be 2<heartbeat<39 (TCO v1) or 613
    (TCO v2), using 30
    [ 50.352701] iTCO_wdt: initialized. heartbeat=30 sec (nowayout=0)
    [ 50.998441] Linux agpgart interface v0.102 (c) Dave Jones
    [ 51.392285] agpgart: Detected an Intel i815 Chipset.
    [ 51.406319] agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xf8000000
    [ 51.429985] parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
    [ 51.430050] parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x77, irq 7, dma 3 [PCSPP,TRISTATE
    ,COMPAT,ECP,DMA]
    [ 51.489855] i810_smbus 0000:00:02.0: i810/i815 i2c device found.
    [ 51.944260] pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
    [ 51.950742] shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
    [ 51.987829] input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input3
    [ 53.270848] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.5[B] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ
    18
    [ 53.270903] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.5 to 64
    [ 53.581359] intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 50925 usecs
    [ 53.581371] intel8x0: clocking to 41140
    [ 54.420892] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual
    [ 54.437445] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
    [ 54.440693] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
    [ 54.440708] USB Mass Storage support registered.
    [ 54.509563] ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
    [ 54.792075] loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
    [ 55.004688] Adding 1048312k swap on /dev/disk/by-uuid/9809dfb6-9460-4009-9a12
    -01a8be24f532. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1048312k
    [ 70.325249] Using specific hotkey driver
    [ 70.461757] No dock devices found.
    [ 70.673242] input: Power Button (FF) as /class/input/input4
    [ 70.673829] ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
    [ 70.708216] input: Power Button (CM) as /class/input/input5
    [ 70.708788] ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB]
    [ 70.928345] ibm_acpi: ec object not found
    [ 71.100103] pcc_acpi: loading...
    [ 75.140058] Using specific hotkey driver
    [ 75.305838] ibm_acpi: ec object not found
    [ 78.235605] e100: eth0: e100_watchdog: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex
    [ 78.819026] lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
    [ 78.847661] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
    [ 81.298296] NET: Registered protocol family 17
    [ 83.431729] NET: Registered protocol family 10
    [ 83.432006] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    [ 86.186724] intel_rng: Firmware space is locked read-only. If you can't or
    [ 86.186731] intel_rng: don't want to disable this in firmware setup, and if
    [ 86.186735] intel_rng: you are certain that your system has a functional
    [ 86.186739] intel_rng: RNG, try using the 'no_fwh_detect' option.
    [ 93.492166] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
    [ 107.841360] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
    [ 107.853439] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
    [ 107.859098] [drm] Initialized i810 1.4.0 20030605 on minor 0
    [ 107.860715] mtrr: base(0xf8000000) is not aligned on a size(0x180000) boundar y
    [ 107.871866] [drm] Using v1.4 init.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanx Dave Adamchuk

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    It looks like the sis163u driver is the one you want to use. NDISwrapper uses the .inf and .sys files from the driver. If the driver is a .exe or .cab file, they must be extracted first.

    For a list of the NDISwrapper commands, use the --help option:
    Code:
    ndiswrapper --help
    Remember, you must have root privileges to install kernel modules like NDISwrapper.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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    thanx, I have been trying to install the drivers and I have used :

    sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/erikm/windriv/sis163u.inf

    and this is what happens ;

    erikm@EriksPC:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/erikm/windriv/sis163u.inf
    installing sis163u ...
    couldn't open /home/erikm/windriv/sis163u.inf: No such file or directory at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper-1.9 line 174.
    erikm@EriksPC:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i /home/erikm/windriv/sis163u.inf
    driver sis163u is already installed


    but it always comes back looking like this when I do a :

    sudo ndiswrapper -l

    sis163u : invalid driver!

    Can you please let me know what I am doing wrong. I do think I have all of the commands from other posts but don't seem to be getting anywhere.

    Thanx Dave

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    Try removing the driver with the -r option, and then re-install it.
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -r sis163u
    Try downloading the driver again, maybe something is wrong with the driver you have. Also try re-installing NDISwrapper, and get the newest version.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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    Thank you very much.

    I had downloaded the latest ndiswrapper and Freespire told me I already had the latest. The drivers I was using were from the original disk ( thought they were good ! ) . As you suggested I removed my bad one, downloaded new drivers, reinstalled them and now it recognizes the card. I will continue on and see if I can't get it working now.

    Thanks for your help - Dave Adamchuk

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