[driverloader] Dell 5100 w/Truemobil 1300 card and SuSE 9.3

Bob Talbot roberttalbot at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 28 16:30:15 EDT 2005

I am interested in Purchasing DriverLoader if it will work for my
configuration which is

Dell 5100 w/Truemobil 1300 card and SuSE 9.3

I read a March 17 2005 post from one of your customers and Jonathan's (TECH
Support) reply

I have enclosed the thread Below.

My question is As I do not want to recompile a special kernel / Can I
disable or modify the CONFIG_PEEMPT option and if I do what other
functionality will be effected?

 Thank You, I want to install linux and a new laptop is not an option but
the WLAN card is essential.



you could try with previous releases of the Windows XP driver to see if 
there is a difference. For example, you could try this one:
Under Linux, you can use the 'unzip' command on the .EXE file to extract 
the Windows driver. The required .INF file will be named 
'AR/bcmwl5a.inf' inside the .EXE file.
If it doesn't fix the problem, please make sure that your kernel was not 
compiled with the 'CONFIG_PREEMPT' option. If you kernel was compiled 
with this option, please disable it, re-compile your kernel and then 
re-compile the DriverLoader module with the 'dldrconfig -k' command in a 
root shell.
Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com
Joel Konkle-Parker wrote:
> I have a Dell Inspiron 5150 with a TrueMobile 1300 MPCI 802.11b/g card
> inside. I've used Driverloader with Dell's drivers successfully since
> the 1.0x days.
> Today, though, I upgraded to Driverloader 2.26 and Windows driver
> (R94827), and I've been getting severe periodic system
> lockups. They happen very randomly, sometimes after a while of usage,
> sometimes as soon as during the boot process. Always it's a full system
> lock, with no recovery other than a cold reboot.
> It's definitely caused by Driverloader, though. I've removed all traces
> of it from my system and am now using a wired connection, and everything
> is fine. When I install 2.26 with the new drivers, the system
> immediately locks and does so after every reboot in which Driverloader
> is used.
> I do have a wired connection here, so I'm willing to test various things
> to help you guys figure this out. I can try different Driverloader
> releases, different Windows driver releases, and different kernels, if
> you wish.
> I'm using Gentoo with kernel 2.6.8-gentoo-r3 with your 16k stack patch
> enabled.




















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