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OS: Linux debian 2.6.18-6-686 #1 SMP Thu Oct 9 15:52:18 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux Trying to install WPC54G wireless card After performing make uninstall as said in the installation document ...
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    ndiswrapper problem (Debian)


    OS: Linux debian 2.6.18-6-686 #1 SMP Thu Oct 9 15:52:18 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

    Trying to install WPC54G wireless card

    After performing make uninstall as said in the installation document
    I run into this issue.

    Code:

    Code:
    debian:/home/soh/Desktop/Downloads/ndiswrapper-1.53# make
    make -C driver
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/soh/Desktop/Downloads/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver'
    Makefile:34: *** Cannot find kernel version in /lib/modules/2.6.18-6-686/build, is it configured?.  Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/soh/Desktop/Downloads/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver'
    make: *** [all] Error 2

    Im not entirely sure how to deal with this issue. So it cant find the kernel version, well how do i get ndiswrapper to find the kernal version?

    Also after reading the sticky I went ahead and checked out the HCL and couldnt really find much pertaining to what im trying to figure out but I did find this, which I hope helps some what.

    Code:
    Code:
    debian:/# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
    00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
    00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
    00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
    00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic Crystal CS4281 PCI Audio (rev 01)
    00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
    00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
    00:10.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems WinModem 56k (rev 01)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x (rev 64)
    02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    Im thinking that the Airforce one 54g would be my wireless card, but again im not entirely sure.

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    My suggestion is to not use NDISwrapper, and instead use the Linux b43 driver. It is present in the 2.6.18 kernel, but it may not be compiled into it. Try this command, as root.
    Code:
    modprobe b43
    If it isn't loading, then I suggest a kernel upgrade. Any of the latest versions of Linux have that module automatically loading when it finds a Broadcom card. If you want a distro that makes it super easy, install Linux Mint. Just make sure you have a working wired internet connection when you start.

    Broadcom cards need firmware that is loaded, before the card will work. because the firmware is considered 'proprietary', Linux distros don't include it. Some make it very easy, like Ubuntu and Mint. Here is some info on that.

    b43 - Linux Wireless
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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