Hey everybody, I started a thread about this a while ago and didn't get any response...I'm trying again, as I can't figure out the problem and it's driving me batty.
I just did a fresh install of slack 10 on an old sony vaio laptop. I have ndiswrapper "working" with (read recognizing) a D-Link pcmcia card, but I can't get it to modprobe. Actually, I can't really get anything to modprobe--I get errors about insmod failing, no such device with sonypi.0.gz, etc. Here's the errors:
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/sonypi.o.gz: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/sonypi.o.gz: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/sonypi.o.gz: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/sonypi.o.gz failed
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/sonypi.o.gz: insmod ndiswrapper failed
I don't think this is an IO or IRQ issue as lspci shows the card, and ndiswrapper -l shows that the hardware is present. Also, pcmcia seems to be configured correctly, as wired pcmcia ethernet works fine, and the D-Link card's power led is lit.
I've tried googling sonypi.o.gz. I'm thinking the init_module error there may be the root of my problem--but I haven't figured anything out yet.
Why would modprobe ndiswrapper attempt to load the sonypi.o.gz module before loading ndiswrapper?
If anyone has any ideas, I'd really appreciate the help...I'm stumped.