Ndiswrapper works for me too...current versions of FC8 and FC9.
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Subject: Re: ndiswrapper with 2.6.24 kernels
On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 07:58 -0400, Mark Haney wrote:
Boris Glawe wrote:
> has anybody successfully installed the freshrpm's dkms-ndiswrapper package?
> The installation itself is not the problem, but the kernel module
> compilation fails.
> The kernel modules was usually compiled and properly installed with the
> execution of "/etc/init.d/dkms start". This command still does not show
> any error messages, but after returning after some seconds of operation,
> there's no kernel module in /lib/modules/`uname -r` which is confirmed
> by modprobe : "FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found."
> Nobody's reporting any problems?! How are you using ndiswrapper WLAN
> adapters with F8 and 2.6.24.x kernels?
> Thanks and greets
IIRC (and I've been on vacation, so my brain hasn't caught up yet),
Linus himself got involved with the NDISwrapper code being GPL'd. He
put the kibosh on exporting the symbols needed to load it since in his
mind it CAN'T be GPL if it loads non-GPL binaries. IANAL, so take that
how you will. The thread was on Slashdot a couple weeks ago. It's my
understanding that ndiswrapper is broken in the .24 kernels and hasn't
been fixed yet.
Granted, it's also my understanding the new WIFI stack is supposed to
have much better support for cards in .24, but I can't say for certain yet.
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I'm using ndiswrapper with this kernel:
[chippy@localhost ~]$ uname -r
But I'm using Livna's packages.
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