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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:09 am    Post subject: how do I know if kernel sees my wifi card? Reply with quote

Code:
 # iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.



Code:
lapcat turtle # modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
lapcat turtle # emerge -pvu ndiswrapper

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!

Total size of downloads: 0 kB
lapcat turtle #                                             


etc/conf.d/net
Code:

# This blank configuration will automatically use DHCP for any $
# scripts in /etc/init.d.  To create a more complete configurat$
# please review /etc/conf.d/net.example and save your configura$
# in /etc/conf.d/net (this file :]!).
iface_eth0="dhcp"
dhcpcd_eth0=""
modules=( "iwconfig" )
key_ESSID1="lightning"


Code:
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
mrv8000c        driver present, hardware present
mrv8000c.sys    invalid driver!

All I want is a very basic wireless set up
thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try grepping dmeg after your card, escpecially after you loaded the modules. And search your lspci output for your WiFi card.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lspci gives me
Code:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)

I am not shure about the other command but I did do a
Code:
cat /var/log/dmesg | less   
and did not find anything that looked like wireless.
the lights on the card are off.
thanks for your advice.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post the output of 'lsmod', 'emerge --info', and 'lspci'.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

turtles wrote:
lspci gives me
Code:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)

I am not shure about the other command but I did do a
Code:
cat /var/log/dmesg | less   
and did not find anything that looked like wireless.
the lights on the card are off.
thanks for your advice.

looks like there is no module loaded for your WiFi. Try loading your modules, with modprobe XXX or ndiswrapper XXX. Then check again your dmesg output.

BTW
Code:
dmesg
displays /var/log/dmesg ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the delay I got sidetracked my another issue.
MY emerge info is here
Code:
lapcat ~ # ndiswrapper -hotplug
lapcat ~ # ndiswrapper -i mrv8000c
mrv8000c is already installed. Use -e to remove it
lapcat ~ # modprobe mrc8000c
FATAL: Module mrc8000c not found.


Code:
lapcat ~ # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_pcm_oss            26944  0
snd_mixer_oss          12480  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_oss            21696  0
snd_seq_midi_event      3616  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                32368  4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          4364  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
i915                   12672  2
drm                    45940  3 i915
parport_pc             26788  0
parport                21832  1 parport_pc
pcspkr                  1760  0
yenta_socket           17516  1
rsrc_nonstatic          8256  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            23284  2 yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
e100                   24036  0
mii                     3008  1 e100
snd_intel8x0m          10892  0
snd_intel8x0           21852  0
snd_ac97_codec         63424  2 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus            1248  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                45156  4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              14212  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    30564  10 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
snd_page_alloc          6024  3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
intel_agp              15292  1
agpgart                17888  3 drm,intel_agp
rtc                     8660  0
nfs                    79276  0
lockd                  41416  1 nfs
sunrpc                100540  2 nfs,lockd
jfs                   143884  0
dm_mirror              14128  0
dm_mod                 36024  1 dm_mirror
pdc_adma                6180  0
sata_mv                12712  0
ata_piix                8036  0
ahci                   10756  0
sata_qstor              6372  0
sata_vsc                5380  0
sata_uli                4772  0
sata_sis                5188  0
sata_sx4                9732  0
sata_nv                 6212  0
sata_via                5636  0
sata_svw                4900  0
sata_sil24              7780  0
sata_sil                6408  0
sata_promise            7748  0
libata                 40044  15 pdc_adma,sata_mv,ata_piix,ahci,sata_qstor,sata_vsc,sata_uli,sata_sis,sata_sx4,sata_nv,sata_via,sata_svw,sata_sil24,sata_sil,sata_promise
sbp2                   15848  0
ohci1394               25456  0
ieee1394               55416  2 sbp2,ohci1394
sl811_hcd               8960  0
ohci_hcd               14468  0
uhci_hcd               16296  0
usb_storage            55456  0
usbhid                 31488  0
ehci_hcd               21608  0
usbcore                80448  7 sl811_hcd,ohci_hcd,uhci_hcd,usb_storage,usbhid,ehci_hcd
lapcat ~ #


Code:
apcat ~ # dmesg
Linux version 2.6.17-gentoo-r7 (root@kagome) (gcc version 4.1.1 (Gentoo 4.1.1)) #1 SMP Wed Sep 20 14:24:14 UTC 2006
EDIT: removed stuff here that i think is not related let me know if you need more.
e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.5.10-k2-NAPI
e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2005 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:08.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
e100: eth0: e100_probe: addr 0xcffff000, irq 21, MAC addr 00:08:0D:4E:A9:D4
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:0b.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:01:0b.0 [1179:0001]
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0cb8, PCI irq 16
Socket status: 30000020
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge I/O window: 0xc000 - 0xcfff
cs: IO port probe 0xc000-0xcfff: clean.
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xcff00000 - 0xcfffffff
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0x28000000 - 0x29ffffff
e100: eth0: e100_watchdog: link up, 100Mbps, half-duplex
pccard: CardBus card inserted into slot 0
input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input3
pnp: Device 00:09 activated.
parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
pnp: Device 00:09 disabled.
[drm] Initialized drm 1.0.1 20051102
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[drm] Initialized i915 1.4.0 20060119 on minor 0
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:02.1 (0000 -> 0002)
[drm] Initialized i915 1.4.0 20060119 on minor 1
lapcat ~ #                                         


I do get some error meeages on boot but I dont seem find the log file for the boot up module loading.
I also have no Idea what to put in conf.d/net

Code:
  GNU nano 1.3.12       File: /etc/conf.d/net

# This blank configuration will automatically use DHCP for any net$
# scripts in /etc/init.d.  To create a more complete configuration,
# please review /etc/conf.d/net.example and save your configuration
# in /etc/conf.d/net (this file :]!).
iface_eth0="dhcp"
dhcpcd_eth0=""
modules=( "iwconfig" )
key_ESSID1="lightning"


thanks for any Ideas!

EDIT

I have tried all kinds of drivers and I keep getting output like this:
Code:
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
mrv8000c        driver present, hardware present
mrv8000c.sys    invalid driver!
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -e mrv8000c
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -e mrv8000c.sys
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -i Mrv8000c.sys
Installing mrv8000c.sys
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -i Mrv8000c.inf
Installing mrv8000c
Forcing parameter AdhocGMode|1 to AdhocGMode|0
Forcing parameter AdhocGMode|1 to AdhocGMode|0
lapcat turtle # ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
mrv8000c        driver present, hardware present
mrv8000c.sys    invalid driver!
lapcat turtle #


So should I keep trying different windows drivers with ndiswrapper? Or do I have to compile somthing into the kernel? or just buy a different card?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm thats tricky because I own only native supported cards ;)
But let me see:
1) is the driver you want to install per ndiswrapper REALLY for your card? Go check the manufacture hp for another windows driver or hopefully a linux one
2) it seems to me you have to install just the *.inf file *thats also the case if you install the card in windows*
3) check iwconfig after you loaded the *.inf file
4) If you are really p*ssed by what's happening ;) http://www.linuxwiki.de/LinuxWireless *sorry it's in german but I think you will still manage ;)*


So long

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btw: configuring your WiFi card .... thats the next step, lets now focus on bringing it to appear ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It says in the gentoo wpa_supplicant documentation that
Quote:
Important: You have to have CONFIG_PACKET enabled in your kernel for wpa_supplicant to work.

where is this in the kernel config?

What needs to be selected in the kernel config to ensure a variety of wireless cards linux (supported and ndiswrapper) will work on pcmcia on a laptop and how to test if in fact it compiled properly and is working?
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