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I would like to share the following thing.
I have installed ndiswrapper on my computer in order to be able to use my wireless card (Broadcom chipset).
When the PC is link to the power supply (not the battery), the command 'modprobe ndiswrapper' works fine.
When I am using the battery, many times the PC freezes.
Am I the only one having this feeling? Have you also experienced a similar problem?
Can you confirm and maybe explain how you have solved this?
Like the signature. I should've put the question a little better. I used the driver that came with my card however it did exactly the same thing when I modprobed and drove me crazy. Then I downloaded the driver listed at the ndiswrapper card list and it worked straight away. Just a suggestion.
I do have a fix! Or a work around, at least on my machine. If I set the BIOS POST to "thorough" instead of "minimal", everything works great. I have had no lockups with ndiswrapper since I've made this change after many many reboots. My theory is that the thorough POST probes (and sets) a register that is left in an unknown state otherwise.
Please let us know if it is wlaos working for you?