I need help installing ndiswrapper on opensuse11.1

I am new to Linux, I am using a Compaq Presario and my wireless card (broadcom 4318) is not compatible with the drivers on Opensuse 11.1. i am trying to install ndiswrapper but when i try to ‘make install’ i get the following errors:

linux-zi2o:/usr/src/ndiswrapper-1.54 # make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory /usr/src/ndiswrapper-1.54/driver' Makefile:34: *** Cannot find kernel version in /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.21-0.1-obj/i386/pae, is it configured?. Stop. make[1]: Leaving directory /usr/src/ndiswrapper-1.54/driver’
make: *** [all] Error 2
linux-zi2o:/usr/src/ndiswrapper-1.54 #

please help!!

have you tried installing ndiswrapper from your install media ? easier than trying to compile. If you want to continue trying,the basics for compiling are:- kernel sources, make, gcc/gcc++ should first be installed. Also, have you tried the broadcom-wl drivers ? find them here PackMan :: Package details for broadcom-wl they are the broadcom hybrid drivers packaged for openSUSE

Andy

lord cthulhu wrote:
> I am new to Linux, I am using a Compaq Presario and my wireless card
> (broadcom 4318) is not compatible with the drivers on Opensuse 11.1. i
> am trying to install ndiswrapper but when i try to ‘make install’ i get
> the following errors:
>
> linux-zi2o:/usr/src/ndiswrapper-1.54 # make
> make -C driver
> make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/ndiswrapper-1.54/driver’

Makefile:34: *** Cannot find kernel version in
/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.21-0.1-obj/i386/pae, is it configured?. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/ndiswrapper-1.54/driver’
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> linux-zi2o:/usr/src/ndiswrapper-1.54 #
>
> please help!!

What makes you think that the 11.1 drivers are not compatible with the
4318. As a developer on the bcm43xx project, I can assure you that the
BCM4318 WILL work with the b43 driver. You only need to install
firmware. If you go to the wireless subforum, you will find 3 sticky
postings (the first 3 in the forum). One of them has a section on how
to install the firmware. The procedure to use depends on whether you
have Internet access with Linux, or not.

You should only use ndiswrapper and the underlying Windows driver if
you have to. You do not!

I can confirm. Installed 11.1 on a laptop last week, wired, did all the updates incl. KDE4 4.2.3 and firmware was automatically selected for install. Card works as good as out of the box.