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I had ndiswrapper working great with the stock FC6 kernel, headers,and kernel source installed no problems. Eveything worked great, modprobe and ever wpa_supp was working great. So of course I decide to upgrade my kernel to 2.6.19-1.2895 due to it being installed when I updated my kmod-nvidia driver using yum. So of course I reboot into 2895 and X freezes at loading the wlan0, no problem I go into interactive mode and disabled wlan0 and wpa_supp on boot. So I get into X and I decide I need to upgrade my kernel headers and sources before I re-install ndiswrapper for the new kernel. I did that, with matching sources/header (or so I hope heh) I downloaded ndiswrapper 1.34 untarred it, ran a make/ make install. Then I decided to check ndiswrapper -l.. It seems like my net5416.inf was still loaded into it? I thought that was kinda odd, but whatever.. So I decide to do a modprobe ndiswrapper, and boom kernel crash.. I checked my rpm database to confirm that I had the right src/devel packages installed and they are, however the old ones still exist.. Is this ok?
Any ideas on why this is happening, Im gonna check /var/log/messages to see if I can get any more info
Well since I posted my last msg Ive done everything from removing ndiswrapper completely and re-installing it.. I also reinstalled the src files and header files, ndis compiles np, the driver inserts into ndiswrapper, but when I run a modprobe it crashes every time.. Im not sure whats going on? Any ideas of what I could check?
Well that doesnt seem to be the problem, Ive patched the 126.96.36.199 kernel with stack 16 support and recompiled it. I removed ndiswrapper and reinstalled it.. Its a no go.. Still locking up when I try to do a modprobe.. Does anyone have any suggestions at all?
You could try one of the NTFS kernels. I believe that people have had success with those on Fedora. You also might check the linuxant site. I think they have Fedora kernels as well that might do the trick.
Thanks for your reply, however as I mentioned, I successfully recompiled my own 188.8.131.52 kernel with 16k stack support by patching the kernel pre compile with the liunxant patch, and upon make menuconfig I did see the option selected for using 16k stacks instead of 8k stacks, so technically the kernel is compiled with a 16k stack.. Im thinking there is more to the equation here.. On linuxant's site they have a patch for their driver specifically condusive to the 2.6.19* kernels to make it work.. Im going to assume then that ndiswrapper may have an issue with the 2.6.19* kernels... Im gonna do some more research, but if you hear of anyone having success with these kernels and ndiswrapper please let me know
Haha! I was indeed correct!! For you ppl using the 2.6.19* kernels, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE check out http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index...82&atid=604452 for a patch to fix the kernel crashing upon modprobing.. I cant wait to get home and try this!!! Im so excited this actually made me get off my ass and recompile my own kernel which was a great learning experience
lol ok check this out.. I reboot my system this afternoon cuz I made some changes to my services to speed up the computer a bit.. Once I tried doing a modprobe I now get FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/misc/ndiswrapper.ko): Invalid modules format
What the hell has changed? Ill I did was reboot I didnt screw with the kernel or ndiswrapper at all
I'm betting the patch you applied has something to do with it. If you applied the patch that you linked to, but didn't compile and run a patched kernel, that might explain this error. What you might need to do is re-install the kernel source for your running kernel and then re-compile ndiswrapper.