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Old 10-28-2006, 07:57 PM   #1
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blacklisting bcm43xx


I have an Acer Aspire 3000 with the bcm4318 network card. When I started off with this computer, I was using ndiswrapper in Ubuntu 6.06, and have set up this config using the directions at http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...&postcount=218 several times without a problem. However, today I decided to to a new install on my system (had nothing better to do) with the shiny new Ubuntu 6.10. Once I had the new version on my box, I used the same set of instructions to get wireless working, but to no avail. When I run the following two lines
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modprobe -l | grep bcm43xx
modprobe -l | grep ndiswrapper
I see that both are loaded, though the line I added to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist should of taken care of bcm43xx. The only thing I can think of with this is that 6.10 switched from init to upstart, so perhaps that has someting to do with that. Also, when I tried rmmod on bcm43xx, I got the following
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crashsystems@crashsystems:~$ sudo rmmod bcm43xx
ERROR: Module bcm43xx does not exist in /proc/modules
So I am at a complete loss as to how to get this to work. Does anyone have any sugestions on how I can successfully blacklist or remove the bcm43xx module from my system, or any other way to get ndiswrapper to work with 6.10? Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-28-2006, 10:03 PM   #2
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Code:
modprobe -l
lists all modules on your system, regardless of whether or not they are loaded.
Code:
lsmod
lists all the loaded modules.
Code:
lsmod | grep bcm43xx
will probably show that it is not loaded, since you cannot rmmod it.

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Old 10-29-2006, 12:02 PM   #3
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Well, I guess that my blacklisting of bcm43xx worked, because when I use lsmod to search for it, I see that it is not loaded. However, ndiswrapper is not loaded ether. So I tried using the modprobe command to load it manually, and it didn't work. After it failed to load, I got some error stuff in /var/log/syslog. Here is the output from my shell session:
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crashsystems@crashsystems:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.17-10-generic/kernel/drivers/net/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko): Invalid argument
crashsystems@crashsystems:~$ tail /var/log/syslog
Oct 29 11:53:07 crashsystems kernel: [17180165.968000] ndiswrapper version 1.22 loaded (preempt=no,smp=yes)
Oct 29 11:53:07 crashsystems kernel: [17180165.972000] ndiswrapper (wrapper_init:129): loadndiswrapper failed (32512); check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
Oct 29 11:53:07 crashsystems kernel: [17180165.972000] ndiswrapper (wrapper_init:136): ndiswrapper: initialization failed
Does this give anyone an idea about why ndiswrapper won't load?

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Old 10-29-2006, 12:52 PM   #4
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I just figured out how to fix the problem. I found the solution on post number 4 of an ubuntuforums.org thread. BCarey, thanks for your help.

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