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Old 04-20-2006, 09:01 PM   #1
perez
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modprobe ndiswrapper error


Hi,

I've installed fedora 5 on a dell latitude D610. I'm having problems with the wireless
card. I followed the steps described in the ndiswrapper wikipage. I have the windows driver
bcmwl5.inf and the ndiswrapper -l bcmwl5.inf has worked fine. My problem comes from
modprobe ndiswrapper.

I've downloaded the latest versions of kernel and kernel-devel with yum. And ndiswrapper
compiled OK. But somehow I can't modprobe it. Any idea? Could it be related to
usbcore?? i don't seem to have it.

Thanks!
 
Old 04-21-2006, 01:25 PM   #2
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What happens when you type 'modprobe ndiswrapper'?

One thing you could do is to type 'ndiswrapper -m', which inserts an entry in modules.conf so it's automatically loaded. I was setting up a wireless card on a friend's laptop with ndiswrapper, and we couldn't get anything to work until I used that.
 
  


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