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Old 10-10-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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An NDISWRAPPER message I fo not understand. 4K_STACK

*** WARNING: Kernel is compiled with 4K stack size option (CONFIG_4KSTACKS); many Windows drivers will not work with this option enabled. Disable CONFIG_4KSTACKS option, recompile and install kernel

What do I need to do?


Old 10-10-2005, 04:49 PM   #2
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could you explain a little more about how you got this error?
Were you trying to install wine or such?
What were you doing to get this error?
Old 10-10-2005, 05:48 PM   #3
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I was getting this error when installing ndiswrapper 1.2 on Slackware 10.2. Although it still build and installs it was crashing evrytime I used it. The solution suggested to me, which worked, was to downgrade ndiswrapper to 1.0.
Old 10-10-2005, 05:52 PM   #4
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Hmm, well, I am trying to install a wireless card, that does not have a Linux driver. One of the people on this board suggested that I go to

http: // ndiswrapper.sourceforge. net/ mediawiki /index.php/Installation ( I inserted the five blanks so the message would not be blocked.)

and then to install the NDISWRAPPER.

Now I suspect that ndiswrapper is a class the cocoons a windows driver which allows the Linux OS to use it. So the installation was started and after the installation I got that message.

Now this is all in refference to

http :// (Again, spaces added to stop this thread from being blocked).


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The 4K stacks warning comes from the fact that your kernel is compiled with options that are limiting the amount of memory it is using. An unfortunate side effect of this is that the Windows drivers ndiswrapper uses may not function with that limitation.

The only way to know for sure is to try and load ndiswrapper and use the card. If your computer crashes, you'll have to install a new kernel. Unfortunately, all Fedora kernels have this option, so you either need to compile your own or use someone else's premade kernels. The NTFS kernels have been used successfully with ndiswrapper.


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