I upgraded to Fedora 8 today. I was using Fedora 7 with ndiswrapper for my Dell Wireless 1390 card (Inspiron E1505 laptop). It was working fine. After upgrade, I uninstalled and cleaned-up my ndiswrapper v1.46 and installed the latest 1.51 version of ndiswrapper. After installation when I issue ndiswrapper -l command, I see the following output:
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4311) present (alternate driver: ssb)
I tried to unload ssb driver by,rmmod ssb and get the following output.
ERROR: Module ssb is in use by b44,b43
I have no idea what are b44 and b43. It seems to me that my kernel is using ssb driver for my wireless card. I can not unload this driver since it is being used by b44/b43.
iwconfig command gives me the following result
lo no wireless extensions.
wmaster0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"myWireless"
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr
ff Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
eth0 no wireless extensions.
Any idea how I could make ndiswrapper work as before?