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Re: 2.6.22 kernel and WiFi



Mark Haney wrote:
Karl Larsen wrote:


   I show my ignorance here but I sure thought you treat the ndiswrapper
file as a module for the kernel and you have to install it into a new
kernel. I know Fedora sends RPM packed kernel modifications and I have
no idea how those work!

   In my kernel work days we had to compile the kernel AND the modules.
I think you still have to but it is done at Red Hat and they send all
the stuff as binary files in the RPM. To you it means the ndiswrapper
was compiled into a kernel. If you change to another kernel you will
need to do it again.

Karl


Karl, I probably should explain a little more about my setup.  I
inquired about the .22 kernel and the wireless stack changes because my
laptop uses ndiswrapper for the broadcom driver (64-bit).  I neglected
to mention that I'm not using Fedora on this laptop as i felt like this
wasn't necessary to mention.  I wanted some insight into the new stack
in the kernel, which (in my mind) seemed distro agnostic.  That said,
everything you say is correct, any time I move to a new kernel I have to
rebuild ndiswrapper for that kernel.  What I was afraid of, was that
ndiswrapper would have issues with the new stack (for whatever reason).

I can find out on my own by building the .22 kernel, but I like having
an idea of what I"m up against before I do that.



OK. Well it's my bet nobody has ever done this before with the .22 kernel so you will need to do it and then tell us how it worked out. It should not take much time unless you have a problem. Pray for a complete compile with no errors :-)

Karl


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