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    Ubuntu 12.04 and ndiswrapper

    I have just upgraded my old Toshiba laptop to Ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04. Before the upgrade ndiswrapper worked perfectly so I could install the Windows XP driver for my Belkin wireless card. Now I have upgraded to 12.04 I cannot re-install my Windows XP driver for my wireless card. The following error message appears:-

    "Module could not be loaded. Error was:
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
    Is the ndiswrapper module installed?"

    The ndiswrapper is installed and it shows the my Windows XP driver is installed and hardware is present, but the wireless card is not working. Also, in Applications, I have the shortcut to start ndiswrapper. Using this shortcut, ndiswrapper starts OK.

    I have also tried using Terminal to install and use ndiswrapper, but I get the same error message.

    Regards

    PSauthor

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 and ndiswrapper

    Hi,

    what card/stick is that? Please show:

    Code:
    uname -a
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    lsusb
    lsmod
    iwconfig
    rfkill list
    dmesg | grep ndis

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 and ndiswrapper

    Hello

    It is a Belkin Wireless G Plus Notebook Card model number F5D7011 version 1212df. This PC card worked fine with Ubunutu 10.04 and ndiswrapper.

    Ubuntu 12.04 seems to be having a problem with ndiswrapper. Yet my Windows XP driver is installed and ndiswrapper does open to allow me to install the driver. When I click on "Install" button I get the error message. After rebooting the laptop, the card no longer functions.

    Regards

    PSauthor

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 and ndiswrapper

    This the code from my laptop, I think. Not too sure if I have done it correctly.


    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ uname -a
    Linux Test-Toshiba 3.2.0-030200-generic #201201042035 SMP Thu Jan 5 01:44:33 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ lspci -nnk | grep n-iA2 net
    grep: net: No such file or directory
    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1d57:001a
    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ rfkill list
    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ dmseg | grep ndis
    No command 'dmseg' found, did you mean:
    Command 'mmseg' from package 'sunpinyin-utils' (main)
    Command 'dmesg' from package 'util-linux' (main)
    dmseg: command not found
    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 and ndiswrapper

    Please check the syntax of the commands:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    dmesg | grep ndis

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 and ndiswrapper

    Sorry about that. Sometimes my fingers have a mind of their own.

    Text from Terminal is below.

    Regards

    PSauthor


    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ uname -a
    Linux Test-Toshiba 3.2.0-030200-generic #201201042035 SMP Thu Jan 5 01:44:33 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    02:09.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0002]
    Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    --
    05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Belkin F5D7011 v2000 High-Speed Mode Wireless G Notebook Card [1799:7011]
    Kernel modules: ssb
    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    snd_intel8x0 33330 2
    snd_ac97_codec 105571 1 snd_intel8x0
    bnep 17749 2
    bluetooth 153156 7 bnep
    ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm 76379 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_seq_midi 13132 0
    snd_rawmidi 25103 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 51256 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer 24609 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14130 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    pcmcia 39578 0
    joydev 17313 0
    nouveau 719184 2
    ttm 64800 1 nouveau
    yenta_socket 27140 0
    snd 55724 11 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,sn d_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    drm_kms_helper 36749 1 nouveau
    pcmcia_rsrc 18292 1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core 21506 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
    soundcore 12600 1 snd
    drm 197071 4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 13152 1 nouveau
    mxm_wmi 12859 1 nouveau
    wmi 18645 1 mxm_wmi
    ppdev 12900 0
    snd_page_alloc 14036 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    shpchp 32285 0
    toshiba_acpi 17847 0
    psmouse 73554 0
    video 18792 1 nouveau
    parport_pc 32006 1
    sparse_keymap 13658 1 toshiba_acpi
    serio_raw 13027 0
    lp 13349 0
    parport 36664 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    firewire_ohci 39598 0
    8139too 23241 0
    firewire_core 56694 1 firewire_ohci
    8139cp 22353 0
    crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ rfkill list
    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$ dmesg | grep ndis
    peewee@Test-Toshiba:~$

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 and ndiswrapper

    For this device ndiswrapper is not needed, uninstall it via:

    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rf ndiswrapper
    sudo apt-get remove --purge ndiswrapper* ndisgtk
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
    sudo rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper/*
    and install the needed firmware for this device:
    Code:
    wget http://media.cdn.ubuntu-de.org/forum/attachments/04/32/2480236-Broadcom_Firmware.tar.gz 
    sudo tar xvf 2480236-Broadcom_Firmware.tar.gz -C /lib/firmware/ 
    sudo modprobe b43

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 and ndiswrapper

    Hello, I followed the steps and my Belkin has started working now. Mine is a COMPAQ PRESARIO 1500 model.

    Thanks you. Regards, Sundar

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 and ndiswrapper

    Hello

    Thank you very much.

    My Belkin card is now working and my old Toshiba laptop (2004) now has a new lease of life.

    Regards

    PSauthor

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 and ndiswrapper

    I installed ubuntu 12.10beta and I have a compaq paserio r4000 and it does not work.

    Any clue anyone?

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