Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Nov. 15 2005,12:15
Having managed to solve my ethernet card woes, I'm now trying to set up my wifi card, a Netgear WG511T card (PC card, based on the Atheros AR5212 chipset).
My machine (Libretto 110, running DSL 2.0rc2) detects the card correctly using
0000:14:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
So far, so good. I have extracted the relevant .inf file from the card's Windows installation CD. Following the ndiswrapper installation guide, I do the following:
> sudo ndiswrapper -i netw511.inf
> sudo ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
netw511 driver present, hardware present
> depmod -a
This is where the problem hits: I get the following error:
depmod: Can't open /lib/modules/2.4.31/modules.dep for writing
Following a suggestion in another thread, I tried the following:
But it makes no difference.
The card appears to be supported by DSL and by ndiswrapper, so I'm stuck with a somewhat minor (I assume) problem. Any ideas would be most appreciated on how to fix it.
Also, to preempt a followup question, how would I then ensure that the settings are saved upon reboot (in the /opt/bootlocal.sh file, I presume)
I also don't want to affect the eth0 settings for my ethernet card, so the WG511T should be configured on wlan0.
Thanks again for any assistance.