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Old 10-29-2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper error wont load driver


hi everyone im new to linux and here. i have successfully installed ndiswrapper and i am now in the processof trying to install my wireless driver.

i have a broadcom driver, bcmwl5.inf

when i type in:

ndiswrapper -i <directory>

it brings up this:

Loading DB Routines from perl15db.pl version 1.28
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enter h or hh for help, or man perldebug for more help

main:/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper:26): my $wrap_pci_bus = 5;



Does anyone have any idea what to do?

Any help would be appreicated

Thanks
 
Old 10-29-2006, 06:10 PM   #2
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when you say
ndiswrapper -i <directory>
you do mean
ndiswrapper -i <directory>/bcmwl5.inf
?
I would also ensure you are running this as root.
have you done a
modprobe ndiswrapper
?
What distribution are you running ?
 
Old 10-30-2006, 04:35 AM   #3
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Yes i do mean <DIRECTORY>/bcmw15.inf

i am running in root

i dont know if i have done modprob?

what happens when i do this?

I am running opensuse 10.1

Thanks
 
Old 10-30-2006, 06:29 PM   #4
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the ndiswrapper will only work if the ndiswrapper kernel module is loaded.
modprobe ndiswrapper
does this.
lsmod
will list all the loaded modules, check ndiswrapper is there.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 03:40 AM   #5
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ok i will do that, if it is not loaded what should i do?

Thanks
 
Old 11-01-2006, 05:35 PM   #6
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if it has not loaded then you would have got an error at the modprobe stage.
let us know how you get on
 
Old 11-03-2006, 12:15 PM   #7
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I have now done modprobe ndiswrapper and checked it with lsmod.

the ndiswrapper is right at the top of the list i then try and do

ndiswrapper -i /home/eddy/desktop/80211bg/broadcom/bcmw15.inf

it is still coming up with

Loading DB Routines from perl15db.pl version 1.28
editor suppory available

enter h or hh for help, or man perldebug for more help

main:/usr/sbin/ndiswrapper:26): my $wrap_pci_bus = 5;

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 01:05 PM   #8
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what version is ndiswrapper ?
ndiswrapper -v
can you install a newer version ?
 
Old 11-06-2006, 06:25 AM   #9
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Newer Version

i am using version 1.28.

is there a newer version than this?

Thanks
 
  


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