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Re: wlan0 device not present FC5 x86_64



> > Unable to get ndiswrapper to work on 64 bit kernel.  Works a treat
> on
> > smp kernels.
> > 
> > lspci shows hardware present.
> >       05:06.0 Network controller: RaLink Ralink RT2500 802.11G
> > Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01)
> 
> Why are you using ndiswrapper in the first place? Use the native
> rt2500 driver.
> 
> http://www.ralinktech.com/supp-1.htm
> (The version provided by the manufacturer under the GPL.)
> 
> http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Downloads
> (The version forked off by the Free Software community. There's 3
> versions: 
> rt2500 Beta, rt2500 CVS or the still experimental rt2x00 CVS.)
> 
> Depending on the version you pick, you may need 2 fixes:
> * if you're getting an undefined reference to verify_area, add this to
> the 
> affected source file(s):
> static inline int __deprecated verify_area(int type, const void __user
> * addr, 
> unsigned long size)
> {
>         return access_ok(type,addr,size) ? 0 : -EFAULT;
> }
> * if you're getting an error on a line looking like this:
>         .owner =        THIS_MODULE,
> just comment it out or delete it, .owner is no longer used in the
> 2.6.16 
> kernel.
> Other than that, the module should compile just fine against the
> standard 
> kernel. Let's hope it is 64-bit clean...
> 
>         Kevin Kofler
Perhaps I have made a step in the right direction on your advice.  Have
linux driver working on 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5smp.  Rather than sort out
compile error on Ralink RA2500-Linux-STA-1.4.6.4 I tried the beta
version from http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Downloads .
It compiled and installed but modprobe could not find rt2500.ko, even
though I specified the path and copied it to /lib/mmodules/<my
kernel>/misc.

Finally picked up the CVS version (rt2500-cvs-2006050713).  Works fine.
Did not try the utility so not sure about it.

Now the big test with x85_64 kernel.  Just thought I would post this in
the event anyone else is struggling with Ralink based cards.

Thanks again for your help.

Cheers,
bj

Fedora Core 5, Linux 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5smp athlon 16:39:32 up 32 min, 2
users, load average: 0.21, 0.20, 0.22


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