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Old 06-12-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mepis iwconfig not recognizing wlan0...


Hello:
I've upgraded my Mepis to the 2.6.18.8 kernel in order to use ndiswrapper-1.51. I keep getting errors on boot that state the ndiswrapper.ko module is invalid or missing. I manually copied the file from another distro to my /lib/modules/kernel/3rdparty/ndiswrapper directory. Any help would be appreciated. ( I pasted my lspci -v, ndiswrapper -l, uname -rsv and lsmod data below)...:

lspci -v (I just copied the wireless PCI card for brevity)...

0000:02:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 8185 (rev 20)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 8185
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 11
I/O ports at 1000 [size=256]
Memory at fd201800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

root@1[/]# ndiswrapper -l
installed drivers:
net8185 driver installed, hardware (10EC:8185) present
root@1[/]# uname -rsv
Linux 2.6.18.8 #1 PREEMPT Tue Jun 10 02:09:59 UTC 2008
root@1[/]# ndiswrapper -v
utils version: 1.9
driver version: 1.51
vermagic: 2.6.18.8.tex5.lgc mod_unload 586 REGPARM gcc-4.1
root@1[/]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
soundcore 8160 0
ipv6 241888 10
parport_pc 32196 1
lp 9288 0
parport 21056 2 parport_pc,lp
rfcomm 34972 0
l2cap 21252 5 rfcomm
bluetooth 46308 4 rfcomm,l2cap
binfmt_misc 9224 1
c4 18180 0
b1pci 7936 0
b1dma 14340 1 b1pci
b1 21504 3 c4,b1pci,b1dma
capi 15296 0
capifs 4232 2 capi
kernelcapi 37152 5 c4,b1pci,b1dma,b1,capi
ip_conntrack_ftp 6640 0
ip_conntrack_irc 5872 0
ip_conntrack 41076 2 ip_conntrack_ftp,ip_conntrack_irc
af_packet 17032 2
pcmcia 32164 0
yenta_socket 24844 0
rsrc_nonstatic 11392 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 35984 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
8250 20388 0
serial_core 18560 1 8250
sbp2 23048 0
ohci1394 32688 0
e100 33032 0
mii 5120 1 e100
p4_clockmod 4620 0
speedstep_lib 4100 1 p4_clockmod
thermal 12040 0
asus_acpi 14872 0
processor 24236 1 thermal
fan 3972 0
button 5392 0
battery 8964 0
ac 3972 0
floppy 55332 0
dm_mod 50872 0
aes 31552 0
evdev 8448 0
uhci_hcd 21772 0
ohci_hcd 19460 0
tsdev 6336 0
root@1[/]#
 
Old 06-12-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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It is very possible you are missing some other files required by ndiswrapper. I don't know exactly what is installed off hand, but the simplest solution would be to compile and install ndiswrapper again. Make sure you remove all old versions first however.
 
Old 06-13-2008, 05:06 AM   #3
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