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Old 09-01-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper troubles


I've installed ndiswrapper on my laptop running kubuntu 5.04 and have installed my bcmwl5 drivers. When I type "sudo ndiswrapper -l" It tells me drivers are installed and hardware s present. When I type "sudo ifconfig" it shows my eth0, lo, and wlan0 are present. I try to use "sudo iwlist wlan0 scan" but it comes back with "no scan results"! This card has worked in every other distrobution as well as previous versions of ubuntu...Also when I type "sudo ifup wlan0" it says "Ignoring unknown interface wlan0=wlan0"...Any help?

P.S. there are several wifi networks in range...
 
Old 09-01-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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have you started ndiswrapper?
 
Old 09-01-2005, 06:55 PM   #3
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yes, "sudo modprobe ndiswrapper" works fine
 
Old 09-01-2005, 07:09 PM   #4
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Ok, try
rmmod ndiswrapper
then
modprobe ndiswrapper

and post the output of dmesg for ndiswrapper, should be
dmesg | tail
 
Old 09-01-2005, 08:05 PM   #5
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dmesg | tail:

Code:
 
 /dev/scsi/host3/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi3, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
usb-storage: device scan complete
ndiswrapper: device wlan0 removed
ndiswrapper version 1.0rc2 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
ndiswrapper: using irq 18
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:90:4b:4b:d6:53 using driver bcmwl5
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP
ndiswrapper: driver bcmwl5 (Broadcom,07/17/2003, 3.30.15.0) added
 
Old 09-01-2005, 08:28 PM   #6
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ok, try booting with
acpi=noirq

You may need to disable acpi
 
Old 09-01-2005, 10:22 PM   #7
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how do I do that?
 
Old 09-01-2005, 10:25 PM   #8
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at the boot screen type
acpi=noirq
 
Old 09-02-2005, 11:19 AM   #9
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at the grub I press c for command line and then enter "acpi=noirq" and it says "unrecognized command"...Am I doing this right?
 
Old 09-02-2005, 03:01 PM   #10
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Ok, First make a backup of /boot/grub/grub.conf

Then try booting with acpi=off (at the end of the kernel comand line:
edit it in grub or in /boot/grub/grub.conf).

you do not have to rerun grub after making changes

(this is an example, look for the line that is similar and add the acpi=off to the end. Do not copy this line and add it to ur grub!!!!!!)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/discs/disc1/part1 ro acpi=off

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