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Old 12-21-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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Ndiswrapper Question


I'm following the wiki about ndiswrapper, and all I have for my windows driver is a .exe file. How am I supposed to get a .inf file to use for ndiswrapper? I'm a Linux newbie, so be gentle.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 06:23 PM   #2
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Depending on the file if it is a self extracting zip file you can rename the .exe to .zip. If that does not work then you may have to run it in windows if you have it on your system or at a friends house.

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Old 12-21-2005, 10:18 PM   #3
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Another problem

Alright, I got the files onto my computer and completed this step:

Installed ndis drivers:
bcmwl5 driver present, hardware present

THen it asks me to do this:
Before you load the module DO NOT FORGET to type

depmod -a

But when I type that command, I get this:

FATAL: Could not open /lib/modules/2.6.12-9-386/modules.dep.temp for writing: Pe rmission denied

THen I tried

sudo depmod -a

Because I didn't know what else to do, nothing happened, so I thought all went well. So I went to the next step and tried

modprobe ndiswrapper

and I got this error

FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.12-9-386/kernel/drivers/net /ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko): Operation not permitted

Does anyone know what I should do?
 
Old 12-22-2005, 03:02 AM   #4
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you need to be root in order to run modprobe.
Do sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

depmod -a will not return anything if it's successful. so don't worry. If there were some
issues it would have spewed some error messages.
 
  


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