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Frustrated, sleepy, Newb, so pls excuse my sloppyness. Fighting away with Ndiswrapper, installs fine, but I get problems when I get to modprobe. First is Module not found, even after ...
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- 12-20-2007 #1
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- Dec 2007
Frustrated, sleepy, Newb, so pls excuse my sloppyness.
Fighting away with Ndiswrapper, installs fine, but I get problems when I get to modprobe.
First is Module not found, even after depmod; because instead of the module going to "/lib/modules/188.8.131.52/misc" it ends up in "/lib/modules/184.108.40.206-smp/misc"
I copy it over (I kno, bbut im only 36 hours into linux so i tried) and I get "invalid module format"
after uninstalling I tried a make KERNERLPATH =/usr/src/220.127.116.11/ (slack installed both reg and smp kernel sources) still invalid format.
freash install, made sure the smp source stayed out, still the module is created in the wrong directory.
freash install, than tried to recompile the kernel to get all the pointers right, and my VAIO *****ed slapped me and went on strike.
freash install again, tried this "ln -s /usr/src/linux-18.104.22.168 /lib/modules/22.214.171.124/build" and now "make ndiswrapper" returns errors like crazy.
I called my geekiest friend, and he told me to get debian, I cursed him out, and need someone to help gain some self-respect. (I've been bragging how much I like slack) HELP!
- 12-24-2007 #2
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- Jan 2005
Did you get it figured out?
- 12-25-2007 #3
What is the output of:
ls -l /lib/modules/126.96.36.199
ls -l /usr/src
By the way, Linux isn't like Windows where if something goes wrong you need to re-install. With Linux, you can hunt down the problem and fix it.
Slackware is a really nice distro that will teach you a lot. My advice is to stay with it. If you DO get to that point where it seems too far over your head at this time, one of the *buntus are a really good choice for newer users...
- 12-26-2007 #4
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- Dec 2007
sry for going MIA like that, the holidays and all...
the uname -a returns the kernel I'm running, 188.8.131.52 (sry for the typo before, I was tired)
/lib/modules/184.108.40.206/ only listed the stock slackware files (no new folders)
/usr/src/ only showed /linux-220.127.116.11/ (which I made sure of during Install #3)
the kick in the ass was ndiswrapper was consistently installing to /lib/modules/18.104.22.168-smp/misc/ndiswrapper.ko
I tried multiple times from multiple angles... It must be some problem with ndiswrapper, cause my system only had the 22.214.171.124 source to compile from, why it installed to the 126.96.36.199-smp modules is beyond me.
I came to a solution from linuxpackages.net, where I got a ndiswrapper.tgz pack compiled for the 188.8.131.52 NON-smp. I used pkgtool to install, and was surfing the internet in 5 min!!!
I know I shouldn't tack a new question to an existing thread, but it kinda relates.... What does SMP stand for??? "My" computer guy claims "Single Machine Processor" but I believe I read something like "Symmetric Multicore Processing"??? either way, my K6 550 sony Vaio wont load the install on 184.108.40.206smp, whenever I tried hugesmp.s my laptop would just reboot, so I was forced to use huge.s (220.127.116.11)
- 12-28-2007 #5Can't tell an OS by it's GUI