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Old 08-28-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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running "modprobe ndiswrapper" hangs the system


Hi,

I have an IBM Thinkpad 570 laptop and I have linux mandrake 10.0 installed on it. Everything works fine. I also have and Xterasys XN-2410b wireless card. I installed ndiswrapper. The driver works fine and I am able to connect to the internet. But, the problem I am having is when I try to load the driver using "modprobe ndiswrapper", the system hangs. So, I have to reboot and try loading the driver like 5 or 6 times before I can get the system and the wireless card to get working without hanging. I do not know what possibly could be the reason. I am posting the messages I got after running dmesg.

ndiswrapper: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
ndiswrapper version 0.9 loaded
ndiswrapper: driver wlanpci.sys added
PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:00.0 (0000 -> 0003)
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:02:00.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:07.0
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:02:00.0 to 64
ndiswrapper: using irq 11
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:e0:98:ac:fd:8b using driver wlanpci.sys
wlan0 (WE) : Buffer for request 8B0B too small (560<564)

Does anyone have an idea of why this is happening. Please let me know.

Thanks.

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Old 08-28-2004, 01:30 AM   #2
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First off I would suggest updating to ndiswrapper 0.10, that might fix your problem.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 10:15 AM   #3
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First off I would suggest updating to ndiswrapper 0.10, that might fix your problem.
ndiswrapper-0.9 and 0.10 both hang my system.. I would recommend 0.7 or 0.8.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 04:48 PM   #4
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Yes, I tried both 0.9 and 0.10. Both hang my system. So, I guess I should try 0.8 or 0.7. I will let you know if that helps. Thanks.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 08:54 PM   #5
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Ok, I have tried ndiswrapper versions 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 0.10. The system hangs for all the versions except 0.7. So, I donno for sure, but with some cards 0.7 seems to work better.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 07:10 AM   #6
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Dyou have wireless networking support compiled into the kernel?
 
  


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