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Old 03-14-2006, 08:11 AM   #1
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modprobe ndiswrapper: module not found


or some simmilar kind of error is returned. cant locate module, module not found, something like that. what is the cause of this?

as soon as i can get my wireless network to connect on boot, i can start hopefully using arch as my main OS
 
Old 03-16-2006, 09:13 AM   #2
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hi there,
did you
Code:
pacman -S ndiswrapper
???
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:36 PM   #3
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yes

ndiswrapper -i <driver> worked fine
ndiswrapper -m wrote the driver aliases

modprobe ndiswapper game me an error
 
Old 03-17-2006, 01:26 AM   #4
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hi there,
can you please post the error?
i also suggest a look here.
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Old 03-19-2006, 06:43 AM   #5
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Running `depmod -a` as root was the solution for me.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 06:31 PM   #6
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Tried this all. Apparently it is better to use a different version of the ndis, but I can't install any.
Quote:
dengar:/home/dengar/windrive/linux tools/ndiswrapper-1.11 # modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
dengar:/home/dengar/windrive/linux tools/ndiswrapper-1.11 # make install
make -C driver install
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/dengar/windrive/linux tools/ndiswrapper-1.11/driver'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.13-15.8-default/build SUBDIRS=/home/dengar/windrive/linux tools/ndiswrapper-1.11/driver \
DRIVER_VERSION=1.11
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15.8-obj/x86_64/default'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.13-15.8 O=../linux-2.6.13-15.8-obj/x86_64/default tools/ndiswrapper-1.11/driver
make[4]: *** No rule to make target `tools/ndiswrapper-1.11/driver'. Stop.
make[3]: *** [tools/ndiswrapper-1.11/driver] Error 2
make[2]: *** [tools/ndiswrapper-1.11/driver] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15.8-obj/x86_64/default'
make[1]: *** [default] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/dengar/windrive/linux tools/ndiswrapper-1.11/driver'
make: *** [install] Error 2
dengar:/home/dengar/windrive/linux tools/ndiswrapper-1.11 #
Please advise, the error message I get is that the module ndiswrapper is not found which is a result of the ndiswrapper.ko missing - that's what I've heard
 
Old 03-28-2006, 10:14 PM   #7
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have you got the kernel sources installed
 
Old 03-29-2006, 02:47 AM   #8
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Kernel Source for ndiswrapper

Yes, I got the kernel source installed.

As I mentioned (and something tells me I shouldn't have done this), I used suse watcher and auto-updated and I think it modified the kernel source.

Is there a way to uninstall these changes?

I only did this because Amarok wasn't working properly and I knew there was a hotfix! Now Amarok is working better, still can't use the iPod with it (at least not to copy files on!) and Internet doesn't work either.

Never change a running system, I will never learn it! And all just because I wanted to use Amarok!

So let's think the kernel source is there and it's working OK, what else could I try?
Also, as I said, it was working before, so the ndiswrapper.ko should have been ther (never checked since it was working), now it is gone! How could this happen?

Would you recommend uninstalling the kernel source and reinstalling it from DVD? Why can't I just make install the newer version of ndsiwrapper?

Let me know your thoughts, any post appreciated!
 
Old 04-08-2006, 03:11 PM   #9
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"pacman -S ndiswrapper" wont work on some machines , dunt know why but yea it'll just not , heard it from somewhere and tried myself as well and got the same error :
"FATAL ERROR: module not found"

but if you are sure that the module is present and it is installed , try :
"modinfo ndiswrapper"
this will tell you that the module is present or not.

did you try ndiswrapper-1.10 , i was unable to build the 1.11 version from source, try 1.10 (build it from source i.e ./configure , make , sudo make install)
then try to load the module after doing depmod -a

hope that'll help...
 
Old 04-11-2006, 10:54 PM   #10
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I don't use the ndiswrapper in extra, and keep the source code around to rebuild when the kernel is upgraded. When I think of it, I upgrade the source first from source forge. Sometimes I forget and have to burn a CD from another machine. These systems do not have a wired option so wireless must always work.

Don't forget to "make uninstall", and "make distclean" before building and reinstalling ndiswrapper. Hasn't failed me yet, and I regularly stay current with "testing".
 
  


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