i'm writing here as a last resort to geting my card working properly, having
tried the gentoo forums, google, 5 different drivers, 3 version of
ndiswrapper and the mailing list archives.
the card in question is a belkin F5D7000 (pci 802.11g) with (apparently) the
broadcom 94306 chipset.
for what it's worth, the motherboard is a custom sff shuttle for the SN41G2.
this has the nforce2 chipset (with onboard lan).
i'm using the gentoo version of kernel 2.6.7 and xfree 4.3.0.
with the drivers that seem to work (driver3 link on the supported chipsets
page), the card is detected ok, and iwlist works fine, detecting the ap ok.
iwconfig sets all the config ok, but cannot change the essid (so i guess it
cant register with the ap).
however i can get it working, once i've logged on into X. calling iwconfig
*from* an xterm results in no problems at all. if i then switch back to
console, leaving X running it still doesn't work. so to recap, association
with an ap only works if iwconfig is called from within X.
i have tried this with every driver i can get hold of. most dont seem to work
at all (despite a "hardware present" message from ndiswrapper -l). i've also
tried it with ndiswrapper 0.8, 0.9 and cvs HEAD.
thanks for any help you can offer me.
From: James McCarthy <fistfullast33l@gm...> - 2004-08-17 23:23:46
Have you tried compiling ndiswrapper with DEBUG=3 and seeing if the
extra output helps at all?
I don't think it will but it's worth a shot.
Also, just a thought, but do you use the framebuffer with the console
or hardware acceleration with X?
What is the output of lspci and 'cat /proc/interrupts'?
On Tue, 17 Aug 2004 16:08:57 +0100, Gav Wood <gav@...> wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 August 2004 14:53, James McCarthy wrote:
> > What user are you logging into X as? What user are you using on the
> > xterm? What user are you using in the console? Are you using 'su' at
> > all or 'sudo'?
> super user in both.
> same results regardless of whether i log in as root or su later on.
> Gav Wood <gav@...>
> cogito ergo non satis bibivi