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Old 12-25-2007, 06:59 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper can not load wireless driver

I upgraded to Fedora 8 today. I was using Fedora 7 with ndiswrapper for my Dell Wireless 1390 card (Inspiron E1505 laptop). It was working fine. After upgrade, I uninstalled and cleaned-up my ndiswrapper v1.46 and installed the latest 1.51 version of ndiswrapper. After installation when I issue ndiswrapper -l command, I see the following output:

bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4311) present (alternate driver: ssb)

I tried to unload ssb driver by,rmmod ssb and get the following output.

ERROR: Module ssb is in use by b44,b43

I have no idea what are b44 and b43. It seems to me that my kernel is using ssb driver for my wireless card. I can not unload this driver since it is being used by b44/b43.

iwconfig command gives me the following result
lo no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"myWireless"
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key049-A5EB-F8
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

Any idea how I could make ndiswrapper work as before?
Old 12-25-2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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Blacklist that driver and reboot.


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