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Old 04-16-2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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Question installing WUSB54Gv4 w/ ndiswrapper 1.1 on sid.


I'm running sid, w/ kernel 2.6.8-2, installed packages ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.8-2-686_1.1-2_i386 and ndiswrapper-utils_1.1-4_i386 I downloaded the windows drivers for this thing from the linksys site and then ran
ndiswrapper -i rt2500usb.inf
it installs succesfully and when i run
ndiswrapper -l
it says
rt2500usb          driver present, harware present
now the problem is that when i run

modprobe ndiswrapper
it gives me the following error and the program hangs ( the system is fine and i can use it by switching into another tty) and most importantly the adapter doesn't work

Here's the error
ndiswrapper version 1.1 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
ndiswrapper: driver rt2500usb (Linksys,01/07/2005, loaded
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000004
 printing eip:
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000 [#1]
Modules linked in: ndiswrapper ipv6 evdev ide_cd cdrom parport_pc parport es1371 ac97_codec shpchp pciehp pci_hotplug intel_agp snd_ens1371 snd_rawmidi snd_seq_device snd_pcm snd_page_alloc snd_timer snd_ac97_codec snd soundcore gameport usblp uhci_hcd usbcore agpgart nls_iso8859_1 nls_cp437 vfat fat dm_mod capability commoncap af_packet genrtc ext2 ext3 jbd mbcache ide_generic piix ide_disk ide_core unix font vesafb cfbcopyarea cfbimgblt cfbfillrect
CPU:    0
EIP:    0060:[<c8b1101f>]    Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00010202   (2.6.8-2-686) 
EIP is at RtlCopyUnicodeString+0x1f/0x90 [ndiswrapper]
eax: 00000004   ebx: c58f1000   ecx: c8b04728   edx: 00000008
esi: 00000004   edi: c1276000   ebp: c8b04728   esp: c5839d94
ds: 007b   es: 007b   ss: 0068
Process loadndisdriver (pid: 1811, threadinfo=c5838000 task=c6e73220)
Stack: c1276000 c58f1000 ffffffed c1276000 c5839e20 c8ae7d4b c8b04728 00000004 
       c8b11dd8 00000008 00000064 00000000 00000000 00000000 c8b04728 00000000 
       00000002 c1276000 c5839df0 00000000 c5875160 00000400 00000000 c5839e14 
Call Trace:
 [<c8b11dd8>] NdisFreeMemory+0x238/0x240 [ndiswrapper]
 [<c8b1aae8>] miniport_init+0x48/0x80 [ndiswrapper]
 [<c8b0e81b>] ndiswrapper_add_one_usb_dev+0x8b/0x1b0 [ndiswrapper]
 [<c893d07d>] usb_probe_interface+0x5d/0x70 [usbcore]
 [<c01f7d1f>] bus_match+0x3f/0x70
 [<c01f7e4c>] driver_attach+0x5c/0xa0
 [<c01f8371>] bus_add_driver+0x91/0xb0
 [<c8b0e790>] ndiswrapper_add_one_usb_dev+0x0/0x1b0 [ndiswrapper]
 [<c01f891f>] driver_register+0x2f/0x40
 [<c893d14e>] usb_register+0x3e/0xa0 [usbcore]
 [<c014eee1>] vmalloc+0x21/0x30
 [<c8b0e940>] ndiswrapper_remove_one_usb_dev+0x0/0x30 [ndiswrapper]
 [<c8b0e790>] ndiswrapper_add_one_usb_dev+0x0/0x1b0 [ndiswrapper]
 [<c8b0f6ce>] register_devices+0x35e/0x5e0 [ndiswrapper]
 [<c016fcda>] update_atime+0x9a/0xe0
 [<c8b0fa35>] wrapper_ioctl+0xe5/0xf0 [ndiswrapper]
 [<c0167cec>] sys_ioctl+0x11c/0x280
 [<c0153c61>] sys_close+0x61/0xa0
 [<c010603b>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Code: 0f b7 16 0f b7 da 66 89 54 24 02 0f b7 45 02 0f b7 c8 66 39 
 <3>ndiswrapper (wrapper_init:1534): loadndiswrapper failed (11); check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
usbcore: deregistering driver ndiswrapper
Google hasn't been much help.

Any ideas?

Last edited by phantom982002; 04-16-2005 at 11:33 AM.
Old 04-17-2005, 04:06 AM   #2
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Immediately after you modprobe ndiswrapper, take a look at the last few lines of /var/log/syslog it should give you more information.

I cant help much since I dont have experience of linksys products but you should also check the output of lsmod to see if any other wlan driver is loaded. I have found with SMC products that they often load the prism54 driver when they are not prism chipsets and then the two drivers conflict.

Hope this helps a bit
Old 04-17-2005, 11:44 AM   #3
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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Old 04-17-2005, 12:27 PM   #4
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Closed per above. Thanks David

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