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    ndiswrapper help plz!!


    I have used linux for about a year now and I have everything working that I need to except wireless. I had it working on Fedore Core 5 but I used something other than ndiswrapper. I have a DWL-G650 d-link card and ndiswrapper will allow me to use my windows driver to access the WAP via Linux (Fedora Core 6). I downloaded the source code from sourceforge.com and I tired to compile it and an error occured during the make process.

    After being in the directory of the ndiswrapper directory and having typed:
    make

    ERROR:
    make -C driver
    make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.37/driver`
    Can't find kernel build filed in /lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2911.fc6/build;
    give the path to kernel build directory with
    KBUILD=<path> argument to make
    make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error1
    make[1]: Leaving Directory `/root/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.37/driver`
    make: *** [all] Error2

    I'm not sure how to find out the path to the kernel build. Once I do and i type:
    KBUILD=<path>

    What arguments should I use?

    Hopefully after I get this figured out I will be able to do the rest by my self.

    Thanks!

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    Make sure you have kernel-headers and kernel-devel installed.
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    How would I tell if kernel-headers, and kernel-devel are installed?
    If they are not installed how do I install them?
    - Is their a program I need to install them? Are they seperate programs?

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    Code:
    apt-get install kernel-headers-`uname -r`
    I think that should work, if not aso try this.

    Code:
    apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
    As I've said time before, I'd recommend getting a pre compiled version unless you have special requirements.

    http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html
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    I was trying to install from source code because I have never done it before and I wanted to try it... After looking at the pre compiled versions their are four of them for fc6... which one is it?

    LIST:
    Fedora 6 atrpms.net/fc6-x86_64/atrpms/stable/ndiswrapper-1.37-6.fc6.at.x86_64.rpm
    Fedora 6 atrpms.net/fc6-i386/atrpms/stable/ndiswrapper-1.37-6.fc6.at.i386.rpm
    Fedora 6 atrpms.net/f7-x86_64/atrpms/stable/ndiswrapper-1.37-6.fc6.91.at.x86_64.rpm
    Fedora 6 atrpms.net/f7-i386/atrpms/stable/ndiswrapper-1.37-6.fc6.91.at.i386.rpm

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    Sorry to butt in, I can't really help, but I'm having the same problem, but in Kubuntu. Is it the same process as in FC6 or do I need to do something different. Also, the only internet I have right now is in Windows, because my wireless isn't working, so I can't use "apt-get".

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    @ezkimo
    Do you have a 64 bit PC?
    Install Fedora 6 atrpms.net/fc6-x86_64/atrpms/stable/ndiswrapper-1.37-6.fc6.at.x86_64.rpm
    If not, then use
    Fedora 6 atrpms.net/fc6-i386/atrpms/stable/ndiswrapper-1.37-6.fc6.at.i386.rpm

    @rasch15
    It's a little different with Fedora and Kubuntu.
    Try starting your own post in the wireless section and you might get faster help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasch15
    Sorry to butt in, I can't really help, but I'm having the same problem, but in Kubuntu. Is it the same process as in FC6 or do I need to do something different. Also, the only internet I have right now is in Windows, because my wireless isn't working, so I can't use "apt-get".
    I know the feeling, it annoyed me too.

    Download them from the Ubuntu package site. You need the ndiswrapper common file (http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/poo...buntu2_all.deb) and the ndiswrapper utils file (http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/poo...untu2_i386.deb) just right-click them in Konqure and select install package.

    Then come and see me when you've got problems.
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    Unhappy

    After trying to download the Source RPM for :
    ndiswrapper-1.37-6.fc6.at.src.rpm

    I get ERROR :

    You have chosen search rpm in world FTP resources.
    Not enough search parameters. I'm using defaults.
    FILE WASN'T FOUND ON FTP SERVERS. TRYING TO SEARCH THIS FILE IN RPM FILES CONTENT.
    Not enough search parameters. I'm using defaults.

    Your search ndiswrapper-1.37-6.fc6.at.src.rpm did not match any entry in database.
    If you didn't do it, try add to searched space more distributions and repositories.

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    Also because I am going to be using a pre compiled version do I still need to install kernel-headers, and kernel-devel?

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