LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-10-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
blindndangerous
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
unable to do modprobe ndiswrapper in knoppix 6.0.1


Hello all,
I'm a total newbie at linux. I've used ubuntu 8.10, and 9.04, mostly because of their accessibility. I am now trying out knoppix 6.0.1, and am so far liking it. However, when I tried to get ndiswrapper working something goes wrong.
I have a dell e5400 with a n N wireless card. I can't remember its exact name off of the top of my head right now. I am trying to get it working with ndiswrapper, and here's what I've done so far.
ndiswrapper -i bcmwlf6.inf
driver installs.
modprobe ndiswrapper
Fatal: module ndiswrapper can not be found.
So, I did a bit of searching around, and did the following command.
modinfo ndiswrapper
Unable to find ndiswrapper
modinfo usbcore
unable to find usbcore.
So then I think ok, lets just start over complete from scratch.
dpkg -r ndiswrapper
Ignoring request to remove ndiswrapper because it can not be found.
but if I do
iwconfig
It still shows up, same if I do
ndiswrapper -l
It still shows that my driver is installed.
So I guess my question is, why can't I use modprobe ndiswrapper? I looked around, but all I found was things that were extremely old, and didn't seem to help. I did try ndiswrapper -m, and recieved an error saying that update-modules was depricated and should not be used. So now I'm at a complete loss for what I should do. Should I see if ndiswrapper has a newer version? I have common 1.53 and utils 1.9 on my jump drive. Should I just reinstall knoppix and try again? If anyone can help, it'd be greatly appreciated.
I also tried bridging my ethernet and wireless connections, then hooking one end of my ethernet cable into my windows7 laptop, and the other end into my linux laptop but that didn't do anything either. This was the first thing I did before just trying ndiswrapper, since my college has a bit of an odd setup if you want to get on wireless, and I thought that since I was already logged on to my campus's wireless with windows that it would work if I bridged and tried it that way. It did work when I was looking at linux mint7 as that was how I installed orca.
Mike.

Last edited by blindndangerous; 11-11-2009 at 12:02 AM.
 
Old 11-11-2009, 09:01 AM   #2
nimnull22
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2009
Distribution: OpenSuse 11.1, Fedora 14, Ubuntu 12.04/12.10, FreeBSD 9.0
Posts: 1,571

Rep: Reputation: 92
Take a look: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...03#post1638903
 
  


Reply

Tags
knoppix, modprobe, ndiswrapper, windows7


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trying to load module "ndiswrapper" with modprobe; modprobe ndiswrapper doesn't work! Benjamin Linux - Wireless Networking 30 05-25-2008 07:04 AM
ndiswrapper modprobe help barrythai Suse/Novell 30 06-17-2006 02:44 PM
Cannot modprobe ndiswrapper! Orca1983 Linux - Hardware 1 02-04-2006 04:52 AM
modprobe ndiswrapper Oral_Christie Linux - Wireless Networking 3 09-03-2005 02:36 PM
modprobe ndiswrapper esher2292 Linux - Newbie 2 05-31-2004 07:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:34 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration