how to run aircrack and airfart and kismet

I have mandriva 2008 and I have installed aircrack, airfart, and kismet.  Now with airfart, airfart does not see any wifi networks, any reason why?  I have no clue how to run aircrack and kisment.  Does anyone know how?
merctkeAsked:
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tgtranConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Is your wifi card is compatible with the Prism driver?  Airfart can't detect anything if it can't talk to the wifi card.
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http:// thevpn.guruConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The easiest way to check is by testing Aircrack

airmon-ng wifi0 start //this should set your card to monitor mode

airodump-ng wifi0 //this should list all the wifi networks and the workstations using the APs
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merctkeAuthor Commented:
I am using ndiswrapper and the built in dell wireless broadcom card 1390
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Pétur Ingi EgilssonConnect With a Mentor Software Engineer -- ConsultantCommented:
I belive you can arhive your goal using Backtrack Linux Live CD

Here is a nice howto http://ryanunderdown.com/2007/02/12/cracking-wep-using-backtrack/
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merctkeAuthor Commented:
I have heard good things about backtrack I will try that
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