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Old 06-06-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
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Ndiswrapper Error:couldn't add module alias: at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper-1.9 line 717.

Ok, had to ditch Kubuntu because the latest release was screwing up my system with some kind of error with the broadcom drivers they try to force. I figured I would just install debian.

So I'm no n00b with ndiswrapper anymore and went to my basic install to get my wifi up. But I'm getting errors now on debian I've never seen before.

I cant get wlan0 to be recognized, iwconfig doesnt work of course. I've googled the errors and such and am having no luck. I'm hoping someone here may have an answer. I also tried compiling the latest version but that didnt go so well either, couldnt make the file for some reason.

debian:/# ndiswrapper -l
installed drivers:
bcmwl5          driver installed, hardware (14E4:4328) present
bcmwl5.sys      invalid driver!
debian:/# sudo ndiswrapper -m
adding "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper ...
couldn't add module alias:  at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper-1.9 line 717.
debian:/# modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
Old 06-07-2007, 11:57 AM   #2
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Ok, had to ditch Kubuntu because the latest release was screwing up my system with some kind of error with the broadcom drivers they try to force.
They aren't trying to "force" anything. You can always blacklist the driver module and stick with ndiswrapper.

As for ndiswrapper, maybe if you posted the errors you got when you compiled we could point you in a proper direction. The errors you posted here suggest that it isn't installed properly.

debian:/# sudo ndiswrapper -m
You're already root, you don't need to use sudo to do this. You could also just edit the file by hand as well.


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