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Old 11-05-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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"FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found"


I have done a apt-cache search ndiswrapper, and installed everything I can find.

The ndiswrapper utility seems to work just fine.

But, when I do a modprobe ndiswrapper, I always get that error.

# ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:
net8185 driver installed, hardware present
# depmod -a
# modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found

Any ideas?
 
Old 11-05-2006, 11:39 PM   #2
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Not to sound trivial but...have you rebooted the computer?


if you have do a search for ndiswrapper via locate and you should be able to find the module somewhere. My guess is that you haven't rebooted, or that the ndiswrapper version was compiled for a different kernel.
 
Old 11-06-2006, 06:33 AM   #3
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I've re-booted several times. I'm fairly sure that ndiswrapper was compiled for the current kernel. How do I test?
 
Old 12-30-2007, 01:43 AM   #4
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I'm having the same problem. Did anyone find a solution?
 
Old 12-30-2007, 03:50 PM   #5
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I'd run module-assistant and re-compile/install the module.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 12:21 AM   #6
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lsmod?

Quote:
Originally Posted by walterbyrd View Post
I have done a apt-cache search ndiswrapper, and installed everything I can find.

The ndiswrapper utility seems to work just fine.

But, when I do a modprobe ndiswrapper, I always get that error.

# ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:
net8185 driver installed, hardware present
# depmod -a
# modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found

Any ideas?
What does lsmod show you?
 
Old 01-02-2008, 04:11 PM   #7
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Thank you for responding. But, I posted my original message well over one year ago. I gave up on this a long time ago.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 07:27 PM   #8
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Doh! Happy 2007!
 
Old 01-03-2008, 09:21 PM   #9
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I figured it out. If you are using another disto, your problem may be similar. The ubuntu package for ndiswrapper does not include the module. I think the module is in the restricted drivers package. I removed that package and compiled my own kernel. I also removed restricted drivers manager and downloaded the a driver from nvidia.com. If you want the module for ndiswrapper, you should download the source code and compile it.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 02:36 PM   #10
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nope, you just have to use m-a... just install ndiswrapper-common module-assistant and the headers for your kernel. Then run m-a a-i ndiswrapper. That's it
 
  


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