[SATLUG] Re: Wireless Card Troubles

Zeb Fletcher zeb.fletcher at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 22:01:05 CST 2007


I don't have access to my Linux box at work right now but I believe that yum
has it's own log file in /var/log if not them check message file in the same
directory. This should tell you what was updated.
Zeb

On Dec 8, 2007 4:14 PM, Matt Kinsel <mkinsel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah, I think I do have a new kernel. Is there a way to check, though,
> when my kernel was last updated?
>
>
> On 12/8/07, Zeb Fletcher <zeb.fletcher at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Since you suspect yum upgraded your system did you get a new kernel
> upgrade?
> > if so that might explain why there is no module for the kernel to load.
> > Zeb
> >
> > On Dec 8, 2007 1:55 PM, Matt Kinsel <mkinsel at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hey y'all,
> > >
> > > I've got a Netgear wireless card that I'm using with my Fedora Core 6
> > > laptop. I set it up a while back (with some help from the LUG, i
> think)
> > > according to this post on my blog:
> > > http://mkinsel.wordpress.com/2007/03/18/ndiswrapper/
> > >
> > > Well, I turned my computer on this morning, and my wireless connection
> was
> > > gone. Everything was fine last night, all normal, when I shut the comp
> > > off.
> > > Yum probably updated something, though, at some point yesterday, and
> now I
> > > can't connect to the net.
> > >
> > > I run the card under ndiswrapper. ndiswrapper seems to be OK because
> > > 'ndiswrapper -l' returns:
> > >
> > > wg511v2: driver installed
> > >      device (11AB:1FAA) present
> > >
> > > lspci also recognizes the card. However, if I try 'ifconfig wlan0 up',
> I
> > > get: "wlan0: unknown interface: No such device"
> > >
> > > According to my instructions on my blog, I should run 'depmod -a'
> after
> > > setting up ndiswrapper. 'depmod -a' returns no errors, but if I try
> > > 'modprobe ndiswrapper' after that, I get:
> > >
> > > FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found
> > >
> > > Running 'ndiswrapper -m' returns: "module configuration already
> contains
> > > alias directive"
> > > Also, /etc/modprobe.conf has this line at the top of the file: alias
> wlan0
> > > ndiswrapper
> > >
> > > Well I'm stumped. Could y'all give me a hand?
> > >
> > > Thanks a bunch,
> > > mk
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