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Kernel errors when installing ndiswrapper

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I'm trying to install ndiswrapper so i can get my wireless card working in my fedora environment.

I move to the ndiswrapper directory that i created (using terminal with admin rights) and i run make uninstall...which seems to be working fine but when i run make i get the following error:

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  1. make -C driver
  2. make[1]: Entering directory `/home/<user>/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/Driver`
  3. makefile:23: *** Kernel tree not found - please set KBUILD to fonfigure kernel.
  4.    Stop.
  5. make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/<user>/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/Driver`
  6. make: *** [all] Error 2
I'm using Fedora 9 and ndiswrapper 1.53.

Any thoughts or ideas on what i can do to get it working?

Thanks in advance.
Jun 3 '08 #1
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make sure you have all the dependencies including the kernel source and header files. Most likely this would have caused this error. You might also wanna check that your environment is correctly set
Jun 4 '08 #2

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alright after alot of reading/searching and work i reinstalled fedora got all the updates, download the kernel header and source.

blacklisted b43 and ssb
add the line modprobe ndiswrapper to the rc.local file

and everything seems to working!! :D

but one thing i have noticed is if the router is not broadcasting the SSID it will not auto there any way to fix this?

i broadcasted the ssid so i could make the first connection (profile has been saved) but unlike windows if the ssid isn't always broadcasted it won't connect...any way to fix this like adding more options to the connection profile?
Jun 4 '08 #3

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hmm I never had the problem before... can you see the SSID when you type:
> iwlist scanning

that should display all the SSIDS it can find to connect to.
Jun 5 '08 #4

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Hello there....
I'm anticipating the same problems... i'm a newbie to Fedora
Would you be very kind to help me with the set-up you went through in order to get your USB stick to work.
Thank you
May 2 '09 #5

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