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Postby Tux_enthusiast » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:06

na i did not write the quotes

if i write the quotes ill get a "command not found" i only write them here to seperat them from the text

EDIT: if i write "i" instead of "|" i also get an "command not found"
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Postby barcode_linux » Tue Oct 24, 2006 21:38

oh...duh!! my bad. you have to be root ! :))
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Postby Tux_enthusiast » Tue Oct 24, 2006 23:20

were on the way :)

i typed
ndiswrapper -i /root/NET39x5.inf


and it said that the driver is installed!

but end oft the good news after
ndiswrapper -l

i get
Installed drivers:
net39x5 invalid driver!


maybe it was the wrong file but im happy cause i have now the right command

EDIT: maybe it is the right file i dont know but the only other .inf file is named w29n51.inf which dont matches good to a NIC that is named 3945abg anyway i tried them both it seems not to work :cry:
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ipw3945

Postby steven_abel » Wed Oct 25, 2006 13:53

You don't need to use ndiswrapper, you can just emerge
the ipw3945 module. To do this you have to first recompile the
kernel without support for IEEE802.11. That requires emerging
the sources; Then go to the cource directory, make menuconfig,
go to the bottom and select "Load an Alternative ..." and accept .config as the
default file. If it isn't there copy it from /boot to .config.
Then unselect everything under

Device drivers --> Network Device support -->Wireless Lan (Non Ham Radio)
and unselect
Networking --> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack

then make make_modules make install should install the
kernel in /boot - and then alter /boot/grub.conf to add a new section
pointing to the new kernel (leaving yourself the option to use the old one
if things go wrong). After you have booted into the new kernel you should
be able to emerge ipw3945 with no problems and it should work. Mine does.
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Postby Tux_enthusiast » Wed Oct 25, 2006 14:39

maybe i try this when i learned how to recompile a kernel and the other stuff but now i feel way to noobish for that
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Postby steven_abel » Wed Oct 25, 2006 16:06

Yep - I can understand that - but i'd recommend it in the long-run instead of
messing around with ndiswrapper and it's less difficult than it sounds.
If you follow the instructions at
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Compile_a_Kernel_Manually
my previous message will make sense. Most of the options you
can leave as they are apart from the ones I specified.
The gentoo wiki is really fantastic - the best support I have
seen for any distro - it leads you step by step thru anything you want to do.
That's why I use gentoo.
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Postby cvill64 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 21:55

don't forget that you need the ipw3945d to work properly also

# emerge ipw3945 ipw3945d
# modprobe ipw3945
# dep -a
# rc-update add ipw3945d default
# /etc/init.d/ipwd3945d start
# rc-update add net.eth1 default
# /ect/init.d/net.eth1 start
# /etc/init.d/NetworkManager restart

configure your wireless card
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Postby cornolio » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:08

hi, i'm have a problem with my wi-fi card - 3945 -
i've emerged ipw3945 but when i was doing

modprobe ipw3945

i've got the message:

Code: Select all
WARNING: Error inserting ieee80211 (/lib/modules/2.6.18-gentoo/net/ieee80211/ieee80211.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
WARNING: Error inserting ieee80211 (/lib/modules/2.6.18-gentoo/net/ieee80211/ieee80211.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
FATAL: Error inserting ipw3945 (/lib/modules/2.6.18-gentoo/net/wireless/ipw3945.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
2006-11-11 12:03:20: ERROR: Could not find Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection


and dmesg gives me the following

Code: Select all
[   41.334000] ieee80211: Unknown symbol wireless_spy_update
[   42.493000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encodeext
[   42.493000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encode
[   42.493000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encode
[   42.493000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_txb_free
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encodeext
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol iw_handler_set_spy
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_scan
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol escape_essid
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_freq_to_channel
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol iw_handler_get_thrspy
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_set_geo
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_channel
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol wireless_send_event
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_channel_to_index
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol iw_handler_get_spy
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx_mgt
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_geo
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol free_ieee80211
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_tx_frame
[   42.494000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_is_valid_channel
[   42.495000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_channel_flags
[   42.495000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol iw_handler_set_thrspy
[   42.495000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol alloc_ieee80211
[   43.772000] ieee80211: Unknown symbol wireless_spy_update
[   43.903000] ieee80211: Unknown symbol wireless_spy_update
[   44.379000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encodeext
[   44.379000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encode
[   44.379000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encode
[   44.379000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_txb_free
[   44.379000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encodeext
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol iw_handler_set_spy
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_scan
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol escape_essid
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_freq_to_channel
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol iw_handler_get_thrspy
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_set_geo
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_channel
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol wireless_send_event
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_channel_to_index
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol iw_handler_get_spy
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx_mgt
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_geo
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol free_ieee80211
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_tx_frame
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_is_valid_channel
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_channel_flags
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol iw_handler_set_thrspy
[   44.380000] ipw3945: Unknown symbol alloc_ieee80211


thanks for any help or ideas about where i should look.
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Postby cvill64 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 19:17

did you recompile out the ieee80211 stack of the kernel?
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Postby cornolio » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:59

yes i did.
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