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    Default Need help installing wireless driver w/ ndiswrapper on OpenSUSE 11.4 GNOME

    So I recently upgraded to OpenSUSE 11.4 GNOME on my ancient Compaq Armada E500 (Pentium II processor w/512MB of RAM) and now I'm trying to install my wireless driver with ndiswrapper. I've done this a couple of times before, but I'm having trouble getting ndiswrapper to find my driver. The driver is located in a folder on my desktop, but when I type the command 'ndiswrapper -i home/edwin/Desktop/WPC54G_40826/LSTINDS.INF' I get a message that there is no such file or directory at ndiswrapper's location, which is usr/sbin/ndiswrapper. So how do I get ndiswrapper either to look in the directory where the file is located or get a copy of LSTINDS.INF into the usr/sbin/ directory, which must be accessed as root?

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    Default Re: Need help installing wireless driver w/ ndiswrapper on OpenSUSE 11.4 GNOME

    Well, I don't know anything about ndiswrapper. But when it's just about copying something to /usr/sbin try
    Code:
     sudo cp /home/edwin/Desktop/WPC54G_40826/LSTINDS.INF /usr/sbin/

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    Default Re: Need help installing wireless driver w/ ndiswrapper on OpenSUSE 11.4 GNOME

    I tried that and got the following message:
    cp: cannot stat `/home/edwin/Desktop/WPC54G_40826/LSTINDS.INF': No such file or directory

    As far as I can determine, the path is correct.

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    Default Re: Need help installing wireless driver w/ ndiswrapper on OpenSUSE11.4 GNOME

    On 03/20/2011 04:06 PM, etpowell3 wrote:
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    > I tried that and got the following message:
    > cp: cannot stat `/home/edwin/Desktop/WPC54G_40826/LSTINDS.INF': No such
    > file or directory
    >
    > As far as I can determine, the path is correct.


    You should not need to use ndiswrapper with a WPC54G, nor should you unlewss you
    really need to.

    Please run the command

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nn
    and post the result.

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    Default Re: Need help installing wireless driver w/ ndiswrapper on OpenSUSE11.4 GNOME

    Okay, here it is:

    edwin@linux-cxwf:~> /sbin/lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge [8086:7190] (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge [8086:7191] (rev 03)
    00:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1225 [104c:ac1c] (rev 01)
    00:04.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1225 [104c:ac1c] (rev 01)
    00:07.0 Bridge [0680]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA [8086:7110] (rev 02)
    00:07.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE [8086:7111] (rev 01)
    00:07.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB [8086:7112] (rev 01)
    00:07.3 Bridge [0680]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI [8086:7113] (rev 03)
    00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: ESS Technology ES1978 Maestro 2E [125d:1978] (rev 10)
    00:09.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 [8086:1229] (rev 09)
    00:09.1 Serial controller [0700]: Agere Systems LT WinModem [11c1:0445]
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x [1002:4c4d] (rev 64)
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface [104c:9066]
    edwin@linux-cxwf:~>

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    Default Re: Need help installing wireless driver w/ ndiswrapper on OpenSUSE11.4 GNOME

    On 03/20/2011 07:36 PM, etpowell3 wrote:
    > 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps
    > Wireless Interface [104c:9066]


    Above is your wireless device. That one does not have a native Linux driver and
    you will need to use ndiswrapper. Unfortunately, this is as far as I go. Perhaps
    someone else can help.


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    Default Re: Need help installing wireless driver w/ ndiswrapper on OpenSUSE11.4 GNOME

    Thank you. I was already aware ndiswrapper was required because I have installed this wireless card on this laptop under several previous versions of OpenSUSE (11.1, 11.2, 11.3), so I know it can be done. It's just been a while since I've done it and my command line skills are fairly minimal, so end up blundering around so much that by the time I succeed in getting it up and running, I'm not real sure what I've done to accomplish that feat. It seems to me that my problem may be with establishing the paths to and from the various files. As things stand now, ndiswrapper looks only within its own directory, usr/sbin, for the driver. Therefore, it seems to me I either need to tell ndiswrapper to look in the appropriate directory on my desktop or copy the file LSTINDS.INF into the usr/sbin directory so ndiswrapper will find it. Am I correct in this assumption? Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Need help installing wireless driver w/ ndiswrapper on OpenSUSE 11.4 GNOME

    Larry, do you know anything about this driver? Index of /~andi/acx100 Some forums seem to indicate it will work with this card, except with WEP. (I don't see that as a problem)

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    Default Re: Need help installing wireless driver w/ ndiswrapper on OpenSUSE11.4 GNOME

    On 03/25/2011 11:06 AM, rodhuffaker wrote:
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    > Larry, do you know anything about this driver? 'Index of /~andi/acx100'
    > (http://rhlx01.fht-esslingen.de/~andi/acx100/) Some forums seem to
    > indicate it will work with this card, except with WEP. (I don't see that
    > as a problem)


    No, I do not know about that driver. The DRIVER_README is very thorough;
    however, the driver has not been modified since 2007. Getting it to build on
    kernel 2.6.37 in 11.4 would likely take a lot of work.

    Does http://acx100.erley.org/ have anything for you?

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    Default Re: Need help installing wireless driver w/ ndiswrapper on OpenSUSE 11.4 GNOME

    I don't have this device. I was just trying to be helpful to the other guy. I may try compiling that driver just for the fun of it.

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