ndiswrapper issues - Networking

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  1. ndiswrapper issues

    Hello All,

    I'm using Fedora Core 6 with kernel version 2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 on a
    Toshiba Satellite A40-151 Laptop. I have a linksys WPC11 ver 4
    wireless card. I've been going through the configuration steps for
    the card that I found here

    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...p/Installation

    Everything seems to be going fine until I get to the step "modprobe
    ndiswrapper". At that point I get this error.

    FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2933.fc6/
    misc/ndiswrapper.ko): Invalid module format

    When I look in /var/log/messages I see this line.

    Apr 1 12:05:57 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper: version magic
    '2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS ' should be
    '2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 SMP mod_unload 586 4KSTACKS '

    I've done some searching for both errors. I get many hits for the
    invalid module format but I get nothing for the 4KSTACKS error.

    I am curious. Does the SMP mean I am using a kernel compiled for a
    symmetric multi processor? Because as far as I know I've only got a
    single processor. I'm at a loss as to what to do at this point. Any
    help at all would be greatly appreciated.

    v/r

    Rob


  2. Re: ndiswrapper issues

    rob wrote:
    >
    > Everything seems to be going fine until I get to the step "modprobe
    > ndiswrapper". At that point I get this error.
    >
    > FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2933.fc6/
    > misc/ndiswrapper.ko): Invalid module format
    >
    > When I look in /var/log/messages I see this line.
    >
    > Apr 1 12:05:57 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper: version magic
    > '2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS ' should be
    > '2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 SMP mod_unload 586 4KSTACKS '


    Your ndiswrapper module is compiled for a 686 CPU while your kernel is
    compiled for a 586 CPU. You need to recompile ndiswrapper with the right
    parameters.

    > I've done some searching for both errors. I get many hits for the
    > invalid module format but I get nothing for the 4KSTACKS error.


    There's no "4KSTACKS error". It just says that both the module and the
    kernel is compiled with 4 kbyte stacks.

    > I am curious. Does the SMP mean I am using a kernel compiled for a
    > symmetric multi processor?


    Yes.

  3. Re: ndiswrapper issues

    "rob" writes:

    >Hello All,


    >I'm using Fedora Core 6 with kernel version 2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 on a
    >Toshiba Satellite A40-151 Laptop. I have a linksys WPC11 ver 4
    >wireless card. I've been going through the configuration steps for
    >the card that I found here


    >http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...p/Installation


    >Everything seems to be going fine until I get to the step "modprobe
    >ndiswrapper". At that point I get this error.


    >FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2933.fc6/
    >misc/ndiswrapper.ko): Invalid module format


    You updated your kernel. ndiswrapper is a module. it needs to be
    compiled for that kernel. get the src.rpm and do
    rpm --rebuild ndiswrapper*src.rpm



    >When I look in /var/log/messages I see this line.


    >Apr 1 12:05:57 localhost kernel: ndiswrapper: version magic
    >'2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS ' should be
    >'2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 SMP mod_unload 586 4KSTACKS '


    >I've done some searching for both errors. I get many hits for the
    >invalid module format but I get nothing for the 4KSTACKS error.


    >I am curious. Does the SMP mean I am using a kernel compiled for a
    >symmetric multi processor? Because as far as I know I've only got a
    >single processor. I'm at a loss as to what to do at this point. Any
    >help at all would be greatly appreciated.


    >v/r


    >Rob



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