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ok so i had trouble getting the thing to compile (emerge).... but... i did, (i had to reccompile my kernel, changing a few options) so i did and it compiled fine....

so i try to do ndiswrapper -i:

david david # ndiswrapper -i /home/david/wmp54g_eu_driver/Drivers/bcmwl5.inf
Installing bcmwl5
Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
Forcing parameter IBSSGMode|0 to IBSSGMode|2
david david # dmesg
ndiswrapper: disagrees about version of symbol struct_module
ndiswrapper version 1.5 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
ndiswrapper (wrapper_init:1830): loadndiswrapper failed (1792); check system log
for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
ndiswrapper (wrapper_init:1837): ndiswrapper: initialization failed
ndiswrapper version 1.5 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
david david #


now i dont know if some of those entrys are from where before i had issues getting it to modprobe..... (befor i recompiled my kernel) and i dont know what all that stuff about Forcing paramater is,....


but here is some more information

david david # lspci
02:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
david david #

it is a wmp54g card...

david david # ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
bcmwl5          driver present
david david # modprobe ndiswrapper
david david # iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

eth2      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

david david #            


i after i do this i do not see the line in dmesg that says

wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx


please help :!: :furious3:

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What did you do during installation, when it first failed to compile? Did you remove it, and then reinstall, eg, using the commands below?


emerge --unmerge ndiswrapper (to remove)
emerge ndiswrapper (to install again after kernel recompile)


if not, suggest doing that in case the existing install is missing something. Also, after that, have you followed the ndiswrapper install guides, which are really good:




this will help when relating to commands to get ndiswrapper working after the emerge.

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