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Re: Compaq WIFI card not recognized by FC4



Thanks,

I will give it a shot and post my results.

Lovell

Jonathan Berry wrote:
> On 7/6/05, Lovell Mcilwain <lovell mcilwain gmail com> wrote:
> 
>>Hello all,
>>
>>I am new to fedora core (From Mandrake) and I just installed FC4 on my compaq Presario R3000.  It
> 
> 
> These might interest you then:
> http://lists.pcxperience.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/linuxr3000
> http://prinsig.se/weekee/
> 
> 
>>doesn't seem to be able to recognize my wireless card that I have in it.  I posted some questions on
>> linuxquestions.org and they let me know the FC doesn't support my card so that I would have to use
>>ndiswrapper along with the windows drivers that came with it.
> 
> 
> That is correct, the broadcom chipset does not have open-source
> drivers.  It does work well with ndiswrapper, though.  Are you using
> 32- or 64-bit?  The R3000 comes in several flavors.
> 
> 
>>Apparently before I get started I need to have the kernel source files which after reading for a bit
>>Fedora doesn't ship with.
> 
> 
> No you do not.  You only need the headers.
> 
> 
>>Can anyone tell me if there is a way that I can use YUM to download the kernel source files that I need?
> 
> 
> yum install kernel-devel
> 
> 
>>if not:
>>
>>Is there an rpm somewhere that I can use to install?  I would really hate to have to do this manually.
> 
> 
> Compiling ndiswrapper from source is fairly painless, but if you want,
> Livna has an RPM package for it.  Just get the appropriate Livna
> release RPM at (choose your arch):
> http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/RPMS.lvn/livna-release-4-0.lvn.2.4.noarch.rpm
> http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/x86_64/RPMS.lvn/livna-release-4-0.lvn.2.4.noarch.rpm
> 
> install it, and then something like:
> 
> yum install ndiswrapper
> 
> should do it.  I've just compiled it from source.
> 
> 
>>Thanks in advance,
> 
> 
> Jonathan
> 


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