Thanks for that, I'm still getting the same old crunk though, and having
looked again I've spotted my kernel build as 2.4.18-4GB
At the time I hadn't really thought of checking that, but it seems as though
my kernel is too out of date for ndiswrapper
I'll probably buy a new distro - seems funny that I have to buy what is
supposed to be open source freely available software, but I guess it's worth
Any hints on what works best with ndiswrapper and networking to windoze pcs
would be greatly appreciated
The main things I need to be able to do are network with windows XP
machines, and access a router/gateway for the DSL (obviously through the
wifi) other than that, I can cope.
From: Harring Figueiredo [mailto:harringf@...]
Sent: 19 August 2004 14:18
To: Chris; ndiswrapper-general@...
Subject: Re: [Ndiswrapper-general] ndiswrapper not found
The best way I found was to not bother with the make install.
Even if you did a make install , you still have all the binaries where you
downloaded and upacked ndiswrapper.
1) go to the directory where you built ndiswrapper.
2) search for ndiswrapper
#find . -name ndiswrapper
3) cd to the directory where the bin aboe is and execute it (as root !!)
#./ndiswapper <your normal options, i.e. -l , -e, -i see ndiswrapper
all the stuff you can do.)
4) Once you do that, look for the ndiswrapper module.
cd <directory you unpacked>
find . -name \*.ko
5) Make sure you do not have ndiwrapper loaded.
lsmod | grep ndiswrapper
If the module is loaded, do:
#modprobe -r ndiswrapper
6) cd to the directory where the module is and (as root) execute
insmod ndiswrapper.ko ( I am not sure if this is the correct name
do not have my laptop here with me, but it should be the name of the
ndiswrapper module, which ends with .ko (kernel object).
While you are doing step 5, try having a terminal window tailing the
tail -f /var/log/syslog
NOTE 1: I used insmod instead of modprobe becuase modprobe looks for
directoris, so if you already have an old module installed, it will load the
NOTE 2: Make sure you see that the version displayed on syslog for the
ndiswrapper matches the one you loaded -- that way you know it is the
one you are loading.
Let me know if you still need help.
Once you get all that working, then you can try to remove old ones and
installing the new one.
--- Chris <chris@...> wrote:
> OK. I'm going to start with an admission - i'm a complete linux newb
> Installed SuSE 8.0 and everywhere i've looked all i can see is "belkin
> 54g notebook pcmcia card will not work on linux"
> "obviously" found ndiswrapper and decided to give it a go
> after "make install" went through i started with lspci -n
> and found my card ( 02:00.0 Class 0200: 1799:6020 (rev 20)
> grabbed the inf file bel6020.inf and went to use
> ndiswrapper -i bel6020.inf
> terminal then screamed "bash: ndiswrapper: command not found"
> i decided to use modprobe ndiswrapper and was given
> "modprobe: Can't locate module ndiswrapper"
> what's going on and how did i screw up ?
> I was logged in as root, copied all the files to my main user directory
> and ran "make install" from there. so how the hell did i screw it up
> about 15 different ways...)
> and yes, as you can see, i'm a dirty windows desktop clutterer....
> any help much appreciated
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