I am using the i586 kernel on an old PIV and I need ndiswrapper to get my wlan driver working. However the kernel module does not compile; make.log says:
DKMS make.log for ndiswrapper-1.62-1.mga7 for kernel 5.5.14-desktop-1.mga7 (i586)
Sat Apr 4 01:04:49 PST 2020
make: Entering directory '/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.62-1.mga7/build'
/usr/src/kernel-5.5.14-desktop-1.mga7/.config:2: *** target pattern contains no '%'. Stop.
make: Leaving directory '/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.62-1.mga7/build'
Thank you for the report.
Assigning to DavidG for ndiswrapper (you have seen it before!); CC'ing Thomas for DKMS. Not sure who is the most relevant. Note i586.
seems I've disabled NDISWRAPPER in the kernel in mga7 by mistake :(
Can you fix that at last till the next weekend? I would need it badly because I wanna present that notebook to someone else.
You can uninstall the dkms-ndiswrapper package and install the kernel-5.5.15-2.mga7 from updates_testing. it has ndiswrapper fixed and built again
Unfortunately my machine does not even boot with kernel 5.1.14, the default kernel shipped with Mageia 7.1. Later kernels do no more have the ndiswrapper.ko module (5.5.9, 5.5.14).
The kernel-5.5.15-2.mga7 in Core Updates Testing has ndiswrapper.ko
Of course if you want to use dkms-ndiswrapper, you can install the dkms-ndiswrapper-1.62-3.mga7 package (also in Core Updates Testing) that is also fixed so it builds with all kernels including the upcoming 5.6 series kernels...
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.
My Wifi modules works with ndiswrapper and wpa_supplicant -Dwext though -Dndis would be recommended. Apparently wpa_supplicant has been compiled without explicit ndiswrapper support. On the second trial it also worked with -Dwext. You need to invoke wpa_supplicant explicitly; connecting via the GUI did not work that Wifi module (for usb1.1 wifi it does).
I wanna download the core update repo for offline install. Otherwise there would be no way to get network access. I hope the kernel package will be in core update until next Friday/Saturday. Can you provide this?
The kernel and ndiswrapper updates started mirroring out to public mirrors some 2,5 hours ago, so they are already available on some public mirrors and the others will catch up too