Need help with ndiswrapper
jvian10 at charter.net
Sun Jul 31 23:05:43 UTC 2005
On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 14:24 -0700, Patrick McCarthy wrote:
> I'm new to Linux and need a little help installing ndiswrapper. I've
> installed FC4 on my desktop and downloaded updates with Up2date. I have
> been unable to get my linksys WMP54Gv.4 wireless card recognized by the
> network wizard. I have downloaded ndiswrapper in order to install the
> windows xp driver for the card, but am having trouble following all the
> install instructions on the ndiswrapper
> I used the
> ln -s /usr/src/linux-<kernel-version> /lib/modules/VERSION/build command
> to build a link to the source, inserting '2.6.11-1.1396_FC4' as the
You don't need that link
Instead verify that you have the kernel-devel package installed.
> The next step went o.k.-'make distclean' in the ndiswrapper-1.2
> directory, but the 'make' command produced a 'no link' error. Sure
> enough, upon clicking the /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/build and
> source files it said there was no link.
> How do I find out if I have the source. If not, how do I get it?
> What is 'the source'. Why wouldn't it have been installed with FC4?
You don't need the source. You need only the kernel-devel package for
your currently running kernel version.
to make sure everything is there run "rpm -qa kernel\*"
it should give you the lines as
[jeff at eye_gore ~]$ rpm -qa kernel\*
Once you have verified the 2 packages listed are installed and match the
running kernel with "uname -a" then repeat the make step.
Note that my listed versions are the current ones for FC3 so yours will
be different for FC4.
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