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Old 11-02-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/

trying to get wireless to work with Slack 13.
Card is a D-Link DWL-G650M with ndiswrapper (from Slackbuilds).

When running /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan0_start I get the following:

FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/ Invalid module format

What could this be? Has anyone seen it? BTW, I have already tried ndiswrapper -r windows_driver.inf and then reinstalling it... same results.
Thanks for helping.

Old 11-03-2009, 12:07 PM   #2
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First guess: you run a non-SMP kernel but the ndiswrapper module is built for a SMP kernel?

Your kernel version ( indicates the non-SMP kernel (the Slackware SMP kernel has "" as it's version). However, the Slackware kernel source package is pre-configured by default to build kernel modules for a SMP kernel.

You have two options: (1) start running a SMP kernel, or (2) apply the patch script found in /extra/linux- to your kernel source directory (read the README in that directory for a better understanding).

Old 11-03-2009, 08:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Eric!
I started running a SMP kernel and the card works fine as it used to with Slack 11.0

Now it's a matter of properly configuring it.

Thanks again!


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