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Removing built-in wireless driver for ndiswrapper (General Hardware...)

Sat, 11/24/2007 - 16:00
I've got a Dell Latitude D810 laptop with a Broadcom BCM4318 wireless chip in it. I first tried configuring it with a built-in driver, but that didn't work. I switched to ndiswrapper, and that worked. However, the change isn't "sticking" - at each boot it appears to be trying to load the built-in driver, I get a series of messages about trying to extract microcode from the firmware. It doesn't then use the ndiswrapper driver until I go back into draknetcenter and change it.

Any clues how I can get this thing to quit trying that built-in driver and always use ndiswrapper?

NFS Connection (Community Chat...)

Sat, 11/24/2007 - 14:00
I know this is probably a tired sugject on this forum, but I don't seem to see a straight answer.

I have connected two Spring 2007 computers and am trying to get them to see each other. I have gone to MCC>Mount Points>share connections and clicked OK to NFS and Samba. On same section I tried to "Set NFS Mount Point" but nothing comes up
Also, On Konqueror>Navigational Panel>Systems>Remote places nothing comes up.

I know this is a rather simple procedure, but I am not seeing it.
Any help????

Me again (RPMs Farm Forum...)

Sat, 11/24/2007 - 11:00
There is probably a site somewhere that tells me this, so if u know can u let me know, i can't seem to install anything, drivers for my webcam, printer, other peripherals nothing
Any Clue's

urpmi database locked?! (RPMs Farm Forum...)

Sat, 11/24/2007 - 10:00
Having the same problem, when i try to update i get the urpmi database locked message. have only just installed mandriva, 3 hours ago maybe, and the updates worked once then locked. I installed from website download and have never used Linux before, recently changed cos hate windows, am i doing something wrong......already
Many Thanks

USB Soundcard problem - ALSA just won't realize i've got one (Sound...)

Sat, 11/24/2007 - 10:00
Yet another problem with an USB Soundcard
I've switched from ubuntu 7.10 to mandriva 2008 and my usb no-name sounddevice just stopped working. i didn't change anything on the hardware so there has to be something wrong with my mandriva config. Problem is that alsa doesn't find it. the mandriva config-center keeps saying that there is an unknown device and that it is called usb-audio, but i cannot make alsa use are my outputs (all made as root):

[code:1:f4c123aef9]aplay -l
aplay: device_list:205: no soundcards found...
the mandriva controlcenter (hardware):
Hersteller: ‎Unbekannt

Beschreibung: ‎USB AUDIO

Medienklasse: ‎Audio|Control Device

Bus: ‎USB

Bus PCI #: ‎2

PCI-Gerät #: ‎5

Hersteller ID: ‎0x1130

Geräte-ID: ‎0xf211

Unterhersteller-ID: ‎0x0000

Geräte-Unter-ID: ‎0x0000

Modul: ‎Unbekannt[/code:1:f4c123aef9]

[code:1:f4c123aef9]Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1130:f211 Tenx Technology, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000[/code:1:f4c123aef9]

and when i try to change something in the KDE controlcenter:
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such file or directory)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.[/code:1:f4c123aef9]

the lsmod | grep snd doesn't return anything until i load the snd-usb-audio manually:

[code:1:f4c123aef9]snd_usb_audio 76160 0
snd_pcm 68996 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_timer 19460 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 8456 1 snd_pcm
snd_usb_lib 15168 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_rawmidi 19424 1 snd_usb_lib
snd_seq_device 7244 1 snd_rawmidi
snd_hwdep 7332 1 snd_usb_audio
snd 43972 6 snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hwdep
soundcore 6592 1 snd
usbcore 113896 9 snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,usb_storage,usbkbd,usbmouse,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd

I've moved the snd-usb-audio file from /etc/modprobe.d/... to my home directory which was a solution i found here with a filed bug. but that didn't change anything.

i really hope that somebody is able to help me. i tried in several forums but nothing useful came out.

thanks so far.

Printerdrake dosn't work (Printers and Scanners...)

Sat, 11/24/2007 - 06:00
Whenever a usb printer is plugged in printerdrake pops up and asks if you want the printer installed but it won't let me click on anything in the box and won't go away until I log off.