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Old 09-16-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper (broadcom bcm43xx) giving unknown cmd fd(0) on modprobe


i have successfully installed ndiswrapper.For broadcom wireless card the firmware and driver inf files are correctly installed by ndiswrapper.
But when give modprobe ndiswrapper , i get the following in dmesg
# dmesg
..... .... .. .............
ndiswrapper version 1.47 loaded (smp=yes)
ioctl32(loadndisdriver:19788): Unknown cmd fd(0) cmd(40056e00){00} arg(ffbb88e4) on /dev/ndiswrapper (deleted)
........ ...... ......
ioctl32(loadndisdriver:19838): Unknown cmd fd(0) cmd(40056e00){00} arg(ffe2db54) on /dev/ndiswrapper (deleted)
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper version 1.47 loaded (smp=yes)
ioctl32(loadndisdriver:29249): Unknown cmd fd(0) cmd(40056e00){00} arg(ffb0c834) on /dev/ndiswrapper (deleted)
.... .... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... 
ioctl32(loadndisdriver:29269): Unknown cmd fd(0) cmd(40056e00){00} arg(ff884db4) on /dev/ndiswrapper (deleted)
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
I am running
Linux localhost 2.6.21-2-amd64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

kindly help me to sort out this ..

Old 09-16-2007, 04:19 PM   #2
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Has it loaded the bcm43** something module. I forget the exact name. Some have to blacklist the broadcom module so as not to cause issues.

Run command ' /sbin/lsmod ' and see if it loaded. If so then it needs to be blacklisted. Several post here on how to do that.



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