I know there are many posts pertaining to ndiswrapper, but none of them has helped.
I'm running openSuSE 10.2 on Pentium D with the x86_64 version of opensuse. I have used Yast to install ndiswrapper. I have used the provided windows drivers for the wireless card, and all seems to work except when I run modprobe. Here are commands entered and their output:
# ndiswrapper -v
utils version: 1.9
driver version: 1.25
vermagic: 18.104.22.168-34-default SMP mod_unload gcc-4.1
# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware (14E4:4329) present (alternate driver: ndiswrapper)
# ndiswrapper -m
module configuration contains directive install pci:v000014E4d00004329sv*sd*bc*sc*i* /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
;you should delete that at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 691, <MODPROBE> line 570.
module configuration contains directive install pci:v000014E4d00004329sv00000060sd00001737bc*sc*i* /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
;you should delete that at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 691, <MODPROBE> line 571.
adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper ...
couldn't add module alias: at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 705.
# modprobe ndiswrapper
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.
modprobe ndiswrapper doesn't do anything and I'm a newbie, so I'm not sure how to fix whatever is going on with the module alias and how to get this stuff working.
To all the really experienced Linux guys: please help. I've contacted linksys for help and of course they're no good, and I'm getting battle weary. If I need to upgrade ndiswrapper, please provide details as how to do that, because as I said, I'm still new and getting used to Linux concepts. I have not yet learned how to compile the kernel or any of the more techy stuffy that I do intend to get to, as that is the cool aspect of Linux.