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Re: [SLE] ndiswrapper on suse 9.3
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 15:46:48 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604241546.48703.gaf@xxxxxxx>
On Monday 24 April 2006 3:11 pm, Paul Howie wrote:
> I also found that there is a native linux driver available for the
> device.  I've compiled it and used insmod to load it but that doesn't
> seem to be working either... I'm probably missing something simple.
> I'll probably wait until suse 10.1 is out since I'm already planning
> to upgrade.  Hopefully things will go more smoothly for that.
A native driver is much preferable to a Windows driver.
Make sure that you remove ndiswrapper, and the ndiswrapper driver. I found
that shortly after I got it working that it was trying to load the driver
at the incorrect PCIID (that I mistyped) and then the correct one. In this
case, it was working, but there were some bootup messages.
ndiswrapper -e should remove that driver, and then make sure the ndiswrapper
module is not loaded.

Also note that some vendors tend to change chips in mid-stream. Belkin uses
Broadcom, but ndiswrapper does not work for all the Belkin wireless devices
that use the Broadcom chip.

In any case, before you give up, make sure your system is completely clean,
and then install the native driver.
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Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
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