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OK, so... Beofre last night, before installing 6.06, I had the latest version of ndiswrapper up, right? Now I've updated. I try to get back on the internet with ndis ...
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    [wireless] Everything is working... almost.


    OK, so... Beofre last night, before installing 6.06, I had the latest version of ndiswrapper up, right?

    Now I've updated. I try to get back on the internet with ndis but it just won't let me. It can recodnize my card and everything...

    This is what happens.

    Code:
    coleman@ColemanNetwork:~$ sudo depmod -a
    coleman@ColemanNetwork:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.15-23-386/kernel/drivers/net/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko): Invalid argument
    coleman@ColemanNetwork:~$ tail /var/log/messages
    Jun  6 10:55:04 localhost gconfd (root-6044): Resolved address "xml:readwrite:/root/.gconf" to a writable configuration source at position 1
    Jun  6 10:55:04 localhost gconfd (root-6044): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only configuration source at position 2
    Jun  6 10:55:04 localhost gconfd (root-6044): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/var/lib/gconf/debian.defaults" to a read-only configuration source at position 3
    Jun  6 10:55:04 localhost gconfd (root-6044): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/var/lib/gconf/defaults" to a read-only configuration source at position 4
    Jun  6 10:56:04 localhost gconfd (root-6044): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
    Jun  6 10:56:05 localhost gconfd (root-6044): Exiting
    Jun  6 10:57:27 localhost kernel: [4295803.157000] ndiswrapper version 1.8 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
    Jun  6 10:57:27 localhost loadndisdriver: loadndisdriver: main(638): version 1.8 doesn't match driver version 1.7
    Jun  6 10:58:54 localhost kernel: [4295889.787000] ndiswrapper version 1.8 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
    Jun  6 10:58:54 localhost loadndisdriver: loadndisdriver: main(638): version 1.8 doesn't match driver version 1.7
    So maybe there is a file somewhere or something where I can just change it to recodnize 1.7 or something? Or did a new version of ndiswrapper come with the update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SZF2001
    to recodnize 1.7 or something? Or did a new version of ndiswrapper come with the update?
    You mean NDISWRAPPER 1.17?

    Do you have the linux-restricted-modules for your kernel installed? Or did you compile NDISWRAPPER yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    You mean NDISWRAPPER 1.17?

    Do you have the linux-restricted-modules for your kernel installed? Or did you compile NDISWRAPPER yourself?
    Uh... I followed this Wiki and all the files I compiled went into my Home folder. Under a file I called ndis. So... Yea.

    (The part I'm talking about is at the bottom, part 4)

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    OK. I did something to screw me over now.

    I got the internet on it, went into Synaptic, got version 1.18 of ndiswrapper... All seemed well.

    Went into the graphical interface thing, installed the .inf file (that is the correct file because I was using it before 6.06 came along), the hardware was present, nothing went wrong...

    Went into Networking. Only eth0 and the other one showed up - no WiFi whatsoever.

    Fine, I think to myself, I guess it's because I didn't modprod or whatever.

    This is what happens.

    Code:
    coleman@ColemanNetwork:~$ sudo depmod -a
    Password:
    coleman@ColemanNetwork:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
    coleman@ColemanNetwork:~$ tail /var/log/messages
    Jun  6 14:27:29 localhost kernel: [4308406.594000] 1176 reserved pages
    Jun  6 14:27:29 localhost kernel: [4308406.594000] 35880 pages shared
    Jun  6 14:27:29 localhost kernel: [4308406.594000] 7284 pages swap cached
    Jun  6 14:27:29 localhost kernel: [4308406.594000] 71 pages dirty
    Jun  6 14:27:29 localhost kernel: [4308406.594000] 0 pages writeback
    Jun  6 14:27:29 localhost kernel: [4308406.594000] 23492 pages mapped
    Jun  6 14:27:29 localhost kernel: [4308406.594000] 2727 pages slab
    Jun  6 14:27:29 localhost kernel: [4308406.594000] 425 pages pagetables
    Jun  6 14:28:08 localhost gconfd (root-13261): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
    Jun  6 14:28:08 localhost gconfd (root-13261): Exiting
    The hell is this? And it can't even recodnize ndiswrapper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SZF2001
    I got the internet on it, went into Synaptic, got version 1.18 of ndiswrapper...
    1.18? Ndiswrapper is still at version 1.17 :
    http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=93482
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    ...You serious?

    Ugh. That's it. I'm going to have to do this the old fashioned way - compile everything again.

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    I'm going through the Wiki I posted earlier, trying to install ndiswrapper.

    I get to the part where it starts telling me to put in the terminal 'fake-root' something (if you look at the Wiki you'll know what I'm talking about). And it goes along with debian something as well.

    I get the damn message telling me there is no such thing.

    I can't even use 'make install'. This is reeeeeeeally starting to tick me off - Why did they feel like they should update? Sheesh.

    Can I just go to the Synaptic and get the ndiswrapper program that way? Or do they still give out the old version?

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    Section 4.1 of your wiki tells you to install fakeroot.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ubuntu's ndiswraper wiki
    From a Terminal, run:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    and run the following for the dependencies:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install dh-make fakeroot gcc-3.4 build-essential
    Anyway I really think this how-to is much simpler:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...ork-linux.html
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    I did that. It said everything was up to date on both of them.

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    Well fakeroot should work then, but not fake-root.
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