ndiswrapper modprobe issue
Hi all! It's me again. I now understand why Gentoo is billed as a several-day-long install operation.
Well, let me give you an update:
I can now boot into Gentoo and operate in there. Currently, though, I'm in Knoppix, with Gentoo open in a terminal.
I now need to set up my ndiswrapper so I can emerge from the Gentoo itself. This is important for letting me configure my X Server, requiring me to modify my config files as things turn up, and once all is done, finally emerge GNOME.
Now then, I have emerge'd ndiswrapper, and have properly installed the inf file. However, the problem comes when I run "modprobe ndiswrapper". This gives me the old "Improper format" error message. When I run "dmesg wlan0", I get the following message (I wrote a Perl script to extract it, so it was a learning experience!):
The difference here involves the 4KSTACKS. When I originally emerge'd ndiswrapper, I was told that because I had 4KSTACKS enabled, it would not work. So I removed it, and now I am getting this stupid error message.
ndiswrapper: version magic '2.6.11-gentoo-r6 SMP preempt PENTIUM4 gcc-3.3' should be '2.6.11-gentoo-r6 SMP preempt PENTIUM4 4KSTACKS gcc-3.3'
I have tried running "modules-update", and this has done nothing. I also tried unmerging ndiswrapper and re-emerging it. It still gives me this error.
If anyone has any ideas, feel free to share. Again, thank you all.