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    Default can't install madwifi-kmp-default kernel

    I just installed SuSE 11.0, and want to install a Netgear wireless card. I added the repo for madwifi using the one click install found on en.opensuse.org/Atheros_madwif.
    I opened YaST --> Software --> Software Management.
    Searched for madwifi.
    The main tool package was installed as expected.
    I opened a terminal, typed "uname -r" which indicates I have the default kernel.

    When I click on the default madwifi kernel, the following error message occurs.

    nothing provides kernel(vmlinux) = ef0147c0fae49e41 needed by madwifi-kmp-default-....

    And, hence YaST will not allow kernel to install.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Default Re: can't install madwifi-kmp-default kernel

    Same problem using Zypper.
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    Default Re: can't install madwifi-kmp-default kernel

    Yes, this is still a known (i.e. unfixed) problem, based on all the
    other postings here in this forum. [Novell released 11.0 too soon,
    in my opinion, as there are still problems such as this that remain
    unresolved. Wireless, in general, has been a real mess, as has
    KDE 4.0.4.]

    You can compile from source (which I did), and that got it MOSTLY
    working, but once I got the 'ath_pci' driver to work, I then still had startup problems
    when I rebooted.

    The only solution that worked for me was to use 'ndiswrapper', and
    to specify 'manual' startup (aka 'ifup').
    [I'm running 32-bit OS, not 64-bit.]

    Details of ndiswrapper use are at:
    Ndiswrapper - openSUSE

    Hope this helps...

    Dave

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    Default Re: can't install madwifi-kmp-default kernel

    Check out this thread.

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    Default Re: can't install madwifi-kmp-default kernel

    I did the following:

    ndiswrapper -i netw51.inf
    ndiswrapper -l
    netw511 : driver installed
    device (168C:0013) present (alternate driver: ath5k

    When attempting to setup the device using YaST--> Network Devices --> Network Settings
    The tool indicates that the device is not connected. Editing the device --> hardware shows the driver is ath5k, and not netw511. The netw511 driver does not appear as a choice, and the wireless card isn't working.

    I ideas on whats going wrong?
    The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
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    Question Can't config wireless madwifi-kmp-default kernel

    I have the almost the same problem, I have a HP Pavilion Dv6000 series and when I installed SUSE 11.0 It does not recognize my wireless. I put the WinVista 32Bit drivers and perform the ndiswrapper install.

    But appears.

    athr : driver installed
    device (168C:001C) present (alternate driver: ath5k)

    And ... In YAST appear ath5k

    AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (not connected)
    BusID : 0000:03:00.0
    ..... UKNOWN wlan device ... see dmesg output

    I have tried for a month ....

    Help me.... I have heard about madwifi but I cant to perform the "make" because KERNELCONF: /lib/modules/2.6.25.16-0.1-pae/build/.config does not exist..

    Please help me ... I dont like Windows but I need internet

    Help me

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: can't install madwifi-kmp-default kernel

    If you have AR5007, AR58XB53, AR58XB63

    Yast-Software-Software management, search for kernel-default, update kernel to 2.6.25.5 1.1 or 2.6.25.18 0.2.

    Please follow instructions for Aspire 5720z.
    HCL/Laptops/Acer - openSUSE

    Your search Software.openSUSE.org must be done for madwifi-kmp-default.
    Don't use 1-click, just select suitable rpm, something like madwifi-kmp-default-r3725+AR5007EG_2.6.25.18_0.2-2.7.i586.rpm.
    Install, configure card in Yast.
    Let us know how it goes.

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