From: Andy Stubbs <ndiswrapper@an...> - 2004-04-24 12:41:36
Hi, I've had a trawl through the lists and been unable to find a reference
to this, so here goes:
I have just installed Fedora Core 2 test 2 on a Dell Latitude X300, which
has a built in Mini PCI TrueMobile 1300, based on the broadcom chipset
This FC2T2 has a patched 2.6.3 kernel, including SELinux patches.
I thought I'd try ndiswrapper together with the Dell-supplied driver
bcmwl5.inf/sys from the R65194.EXE download. I've tried both 0.6 and 0.7
of ndiswrapper at this point.
First issue was that the selinux feature was disallowing
call_usermodehelper in driver/wrapper.c from calling /sbin/loadndisdriver,
but after ensuring /sbin/loadndisdriver was in the security context
system_u:object_r:hotplug_exec_t I do indeed get a wlan0 interface (OK, I
realise it's not really hotplug...)
Next issue, I've been having a bit more trouble with; attempting to set a
wep key with "iwconfig wlan0 key xxxxxxxxxx" causes the following Oops:
Oops: 0000 [#1]
EIP: 0060:[<1a8ffc6a>] Tainted: P
EFLAGS: 00010202 (2.6.3-184.108.40.206.1)
EIP is at ndis_set_wep+0xa2/0x157 [ndiswrapper]
eax: 00000005 ebx: 03b63260 ecx: 00000001 edx: 00000005
esi: feef8330 edi: 036f1ed0 ebp: 03b63000 esp: 036f1eac
ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
Process iwconfig (pid: 3412, threadinfo=036f1000 task=07238d00)
Stack: 0675d9a8 03036ee8 02154e12 00000005 00000330 03572c58 0000002c
00000005 035f9000 00000000 03572c5d feef8335 03036ee8 00000005
03572c58 00008b2a 022d5cf8 00000001 036f1f44 00008b2a 0227b810
[<1a8ffbc8>] ndis_set_wep+0x0/0x157 [ndiswrapper]
Code: f3 a5 a8 02 74 02 66 a5 a8 01 74 01 a4 8d 44 24 04 ba 13 01
If anybody has any insight into this problem, I'd be very interested to hear.
Andy Stubbs B.A. (Hons.), Ph.D.