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Old 10-27-2006, 12:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy i386 ndsiwrapper wont modprobe on x86_64

Hi Folks, after much trawling around on how to get the kernel headers recognisable by ndiswrappers' makefile I got nndiswrapper installed and got it to find my win XP driver files for a wg311v3 netgear wireless card. However when I have a look at the dmesg output by typing:
dmesg | grep ndiswrapper
I get:
"ndiswrapper version 1.26 loaded (preempt=no,smp=yes)
ndiswrapper (check_nt_hdr:153): kernel is 64-bit, but Windows driver is not 64-bit;bad magic: 010B
ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:216): couldn't prepare driver 'wg311v3'
ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:118): loadndiswrapper failed (65280); check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
usbcore: registered new driver ndiswrapper

how do I fix this ?
As I understand it the system should be able to cope with i386 stuff but how to I tell it to do so ?
Is there something else I should install first ?
How/where can I find out more about using i386 stuff on my 64 bit box?
uname -rm gives "2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 x86_64"

Any help greatly appreciated
Lotsa luck from Jenc the newbie going nuts!
Old 10-27-2006, 06:53 AM   #2
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You need the 64-bit Windows drivers for the 64-bit verion of the OS and ndiswrapper, this is explained at the ndiswrapper site perhaps you missed this point.


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