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Old 01-19-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
Yasir Hussain
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PC stucks on modprobe ndiswrapper

hi all! i am a newbie to linux. shifted from windows XP. i have a tplink wirless pci adapter(TL-WN353GD). i installed fedora core 6 on my pc. (intel core2 duo 2.5 ghz). but fedora dosnt have any support for this wireless device.. and Ubunto azwell. i used ndiswrapper to install its driver and configured my wireless connection correctly (as far as i know). but whenever i do

modprobe ndiswrapper

my pc stuck immediately. keyboard, mouse, screen, everthing stops forever util i power off. same is the situation when i activated the device at boot time.. then my computer never goes beyond welcome screen.. (when i removed my devise from pc then fedora started). same device works fine in XP.. and gets detected properly in fedora.. but it doesnt want to go on air.. what do i do? plz help me..
Old 01-19-2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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I would remove your current install of ndiswrapper, purge all the related files, and re-install using yum from Fedora respository. Any chance you installed ndiswrapper from some other source?

Are you running only Fedora or do you have Ubuntu on the same machine?
Old 01-19-2009, 04:15 PM   #3
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maybe this helps?

like pentode said, I would reinstall ndiswrapper.

i would also try running

depmod -a

before running

modprobe ndiswrapper

Whenever i configure ndiswrapper it goes something like this:

su #to run as root

ndiswrapper -i *.inf #*.inf represents the filename of your inf file.
ndiswrapper -l #to make sure it worked
ndiswrapper -m # to load module
depmod -a #resolve all module dependancies
modprobe ndiswrapper
hope that helped...



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