David Jackson wrote:
lets keep this on the list. Who knows, someone may search for "invalid
and find this thread. And dont top-post - to see why, read the 1st
and tell me what 'that' is.
> I was wondering if that was a problem. The winxp folder has two inf
> files and two sys files. Is there an order or priority to this
> installation, or a command to install all files at once?
the INF files tell a windows installer what to do - and theyre pretty
complicated to my eye.
ndiswrapper parses it to find which files to install, and what
parameters to collect into
the conf files for use by ndiswrapper.ko
If you want to start guessing, you could _probably_ just copy them all
after running ndiswrapper to write the conf files, but..
I think you should:
choose one of the INFs, run it as before
ls -lR /etc/ndiswrapper, save listing to file.
should say driver installed hardware present
if no hardware, then try -d devid drivername (devid from lspci -vn)
if it doesnt work, -e it (or delete manually), try with other INF.
if both dont work, then turn on debug (see the wiki), and repeat.
> I'll try your delete proceedure, however linux never saw the card,
whats that mean ?
does lspci or lsusb not see the card ?
if not youre sunk - linux must see the device b4 its usable.
is your card on the wiki ?
Giri, is there a way to add the wiki link to the ML footers ?
> nor was it working. I found this information on the card itself, and
> in the packaged literature.
u should use drivers listed on wiki, unless there arent any listed.
If you get it working, pls report here, and add it to wiki.
> Thanks for your quick reply. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
no prob. just recognize theres a quid-pro-quo. (ie the wiki)
> David Jackson
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Cromie" <jim.cromie@...>
> To: "David Jackson" <kc7riy@...>
> Cc: <ndiswrapper-general@...>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 17:02
> Subject: Re: [Ndiswrapper-general] (no subject)
>> David Jackson wrote:
>>> *when attempting to install drivers in ndiswrapper. I get the
>>> following return.*
>>> ** *couldn't copy /media/cdrom/driver/winxp/rt61.inf*
>>> *at vsr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 144. *
>>> ** * ndiswrapper reports rt61.inf installed and invalid. an attempt
>>> to remove the driver returns that the driver is not installed.*
>>> ** * Wireless card is a zonet zew6101 with a raynet 2561 chipset.*
>>> ** *Thanks.*
>> 'invalid driver' means that some of inf, conf, or sys are missing.
>> it wont uninstall with the tool, cuz it doesnt look installed.
>> delete /etc/ndiswrapper/zew6101/ to repair and retry.
>> -e should probably clean up partials installs too.