Hi,

A while ago I had some serious problems with my wifi on my Ubuntu Hardy Heron install, so I followed a number of different fixes found over the internet to sort this. They worked, for a time.
BUT now my USB adaptor is no longer working and I'm trying to install the drivers for a RTL8185 chipset PCI card, which, according to fellow linux users, should be easy.
It's flagged up a general problem with my system though, which I suspect may have been caused by my having to change certain permissions (can't remember which now!) when I did the fixes a few months ago.

I copied and pasted the terminal output when I try to install the ndiswrapper (as a last ditch to get my card working):

MKEXPORT /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/usb_exports.h
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/crt.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/hal.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/loader.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/ndis.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/ntoskernel.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/ntoskernel_io.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/pe_linker.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/pnp.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/proc.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/rtl.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/wrapmem.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/wrapndis.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/wrapper.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/usb.o
CC [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/divdi3.o
LD [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/ndiswrapper.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
CC /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/ndiswrapper.mod.o
LD [M] /home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/ndiswrapper.ko
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver'
make -C utils
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/utils'
gcc -g -Wall -I../driver -o loadndisdriver loadndisdriver.c
loadndisdriver.c:15:20: error: stdlib.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:16:19: error: stdio.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:17:19: error: errno.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:18:20: error: string.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:19:20: error: libgen.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:21:22: error: sys/mman.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:23:23: error: sys/types.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:24:23: error: sys/ioctl.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:25:22: error: sys/stat.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:26:20: error: unistd.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:27:19: error: fcntl.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.2.3/include/syslimits.h:7,
from /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.2.3/include/limits.h:11,
from loadndisdriver.c:28:
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.2.3/include/limits.h:122:61: error: limits.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:29:19: error: ctype.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:30:20: error: dirent.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:31:20: error: syslog.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:34:25: error: linux/major.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:35:25: error: linux/ioctl.h: No such file or directory
In file included from loadndisdriver.c:37:
../driver/loader.h:28: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before ‘size_t’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_file’:
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: ‘size_t’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: for each function it appears in.)
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:68: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:69: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:71: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘basename’
loadndisdriver.c:71: warning: initialisation makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:73: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘open’
loadndisdriver.c:73: error: ‘O_RDONLY’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:75: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘syslog’
loadndisdriver.c:75: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:75: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:75: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strerror’
loadndisdriver.c:75: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:76: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:79: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fstat’
loadndisdriver.c:81: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘close’
loadndisdriver.c:84: error: ‘size’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:86: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘mmap’
loadndisdriver.c:86: error: ‘PROT_READ’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:86: error: ‘MAP_PRIVATE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:86: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:87: error: ‘MAP_FAILED’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:93: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:93: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:95: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:96: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:69: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘parse_setting_line’:
loadndisdriver.c:109: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘isspace’
loadndisdriver.c:115: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strchr’
loadndisdriver.c:115: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strchr’
loadndisdriver.c:115: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:117: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:117: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:118: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:138: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strlen’
loadndisdriver.c:138: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strlen’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘read_conf_file’:
loadndisdriver.c:150: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:151: error: ‘FILE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:151: error: ‘config’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:157: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘lstat’
loadndisdriver.c:158: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:158: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:158: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:160: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:163: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘sscanf’
loadndisdriver.c:163: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘sscanf’
loadndisdriver.c:178: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fopen’
loadndisdriver.c:178: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:182: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fgets’
loadndisdriver.c:194: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:205: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fclose’
loadndisdriver.c:150: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_bin_file’:
loadndisdriver.c:217: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:217: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:219: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘tolower’
loadndisdriver.c:221: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘chdir’
loadndisdriver.c:222: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:224: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:230: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:232: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘ioctl’
loadndisdriver.c:232: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘_IOW’
loadndisdriver.c:232: error: expected expression before ‘struct’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_driver’:
loadndisdriver.c:249: error: ‘DIR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:249: error: ‘driver_dir’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:251: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:255: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:255: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:257: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:259: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:261: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘opendir’
loadndisdriver.c:267: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘malloc’
loadndisdriver.c:267: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘malloc’
loadndisdriver.c:271: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘memset’
loadndisdriver.c:271: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘memset’
loadndisdriver.c:272: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:280: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘readdir’
loadndisdriver.c:280: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:282: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:284: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:287: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘stat’
loadndisdriver.c:287: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:288: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘S_ISREG’
loadndisdriver.c:289: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:294: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strlen’
loadndisdriver.c:294: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:296: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strcasecmp’
loadndisdriver.c:296: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:299: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:302: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:303: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:305: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:311: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:312: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:313: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strcpy’
loadndisdriver.c:313: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strcpy’
loadndisdriver.c:314: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:317: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:318: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:321: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:282: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c:344: error: expected expression before ‘struct’
loadndisdriver.c:346: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘closedir’
loadndisdriver.c:348: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘free’
loadndisdriver.c:355: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘munmap’
loadndisdriver.c:355: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:355: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:357: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:357: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘get_device’:
loadndisdriver.c:367: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:370: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:370: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:373: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:374: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:376: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘snprintf’
loadndisdriver.c:376: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘snprintf’
loadndisdriver.c:407: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:367: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_device’:
loadndisdriver.c:419: error: ‘DIR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:419: error: ‘dir’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:423: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:423: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:424: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘memset’
loadndisdriver.c:426: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:427: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:429: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:434: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:435: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:436: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:439: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:447: error: expected expression before ‘struct’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘get_ioctl_device’:
loadndisdriver.c:464: error: ‘FILE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:464: error: ‘proc_misc’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:472: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strstr’
loadndisdriver.c:472: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strstr’
loadndisdriver.c:473: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strtol’
loadndisdriver.c:473: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:483: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:483: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:488: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘unlink’
loadndisdriver.c:489: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘mknod’
loadndisdriver.c:489: error: ‘S_IFCHR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:489: error: ‘MISC_MAJOR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:490: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:495: error: ‘O_RDONLY’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘main’:
loadndisdriver.c:511: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘openlog’
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_PERROR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_CONS’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_DEBUG’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:513: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:515: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strncmp’
loadndisdriver.c:517: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘printf’
loadndisdriver.c:517: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘printf’
loadndisdriver.c:527: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘atoi’
loadndisdriver.c:542: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘atof’
loadndisdriver.c:549: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strcmp’
loadndisdriver.c:556: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘sscanf’
loadndisdriver.c:590: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘closelog’
make[1]: *** [loadndisdriver] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/utils'
make: *** [all] Error 2
vicki-ann@vicki-ann-desktop:~/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53$ sudo su root
root@vicki-ann-desktop:/home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53# make install
make -C driver install
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver'
make -C /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic M=/home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic'
echo /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/misc
/lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/misc
mkdir -p /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/misc
install -m 0644 ndiswrapper.ko /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/misc
/sbin/depmod -a 2.6.24-19-generic -b /
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver'
make -C utils install
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/utils'
gcc -g -Wall -I../driver -o loadndisdriver loadndisdriver.c
loadndisdriver.c:15:20: error: stdlib.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:16:19: error: stdio.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:17:19: error: errno.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:18:20: error: string.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:19:20: error: libgen.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:21:22: error: sys/mman.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:23:23: error: sys/types.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:24:23: error: sys/ioctl.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:25:22: error: sys/stat.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:26:20: error: unistd.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:27:19: error: fcntl.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.2.3/include/syslimits.h:7,
from /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.2.3/include/limits.h:11,
from loadndisdriver.c:28:
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.2.3/include/limits.h:122:61: error: limits.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:29:19: error: ctype.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:30:20: error: dirent.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:31:20: error: syslog.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:34:25: error: linux/major.h: No such file or directory
loadndisdriver.c:35:25: error: linux/ioctl.h: No such file or directory
In file included from loadndisdriver.c:37:
../driver/loader.h:28: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before ‘size_t’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_file’:
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: ‘size_t’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: for each function it appears in.)
loadndisdriver.c:67: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:68: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:69: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:71: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘basename’
loadndisdriver.c:71: warning: initialisation makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:73: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘open’
loadndisdriver.c:73: error: ‘O_RDONLY’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:75: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘syslog’
loadndisdriver.c:75: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:75: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:75: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strerror’
loadndisdriver.c:75: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:76: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:79: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fstat’
loadndisdriver.c:81: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘close’
loadndisdriver.c:84: error: ‘size’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:86: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘mmap’
loadndisdriver.c:86: error: ‘PROT_READ’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:86: error: ‘MAP_PRIVATE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:86: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:87: error: ‘MAP_FAILED’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:93: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:93: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:95: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:96: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:69: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘parse_setting_line’:
loadndisdriver.c:109: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘isspace’
loadndisdriver.c:115: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strchr’
loadndisdriver.c:115: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strchr’
loadndisdriver.c:115: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:117: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:117: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:118: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:138: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strlen’
loadndisdriver.c:138: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strlen’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘read_conf_file’:
loadndisdriver.c:150: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:151: error: ‘FILE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:151: error: ‘config’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:157: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘lstat’
loadndisdriver.c:158: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:158: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:158: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:160: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:163: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘sscanf’
loadndisdriver.c:163: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘sscanf’
loadndisdriver.c:178: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fopen’
loadndisdriver.c:178: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:182: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fgets’
loadndisdriver.c:194: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:205: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘fclose’
loadndisdriver.c:150: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_bin_file’:
loadndisdriver.c:217: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:217: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:219: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘tolower’
loadndisdriver.c:221: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘chdir’
loadndisdriver.c:222: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:224: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:230: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:232: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘ioctl’
loadndisdriver.c:232: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘_IOW’
loadndisdriver.c:232: error: expected expression before ‘struct’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_driver’:
loadndisdriver.c:249: error: ‘DIR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:249: error: ‘driver_dir’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:251: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:255: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:255: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:257: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:259: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:261: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘opendir’
loadndisdriver.c:267: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘malloc’
loadndisdriver.c:267: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘malloc’
loadndisdriver.c:271: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘memset’
loadndisdriver.c:271: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘memset’
loadndisdriver.c:272: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:280: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘readdir’
loadndisdriver.c:280: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:282: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:284: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:287: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘stat’
loadndisdriver.c:287: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:288: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘S_ISREG’
loadndisdriver.c:289: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:294: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strlen’
loadndisdriver.c:294: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:296: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strcasecmp’
loadndisdriver.c:296: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:299: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:302: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:303: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:305: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:311: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:312: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:313: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strcpy’
loadndisdriver.c:313: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strcpy’
loadndisdriver.c:314: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:317: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:318: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:321: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:282: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c:344: error: expected expression before ‘struct’
loadndisdriver.c:346: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘closedir’
loadndisdriver.c:348: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘free’
loadndisdriver.c:355: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘munmap’
loadndisdriver.c:355: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:355: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c:357: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘data’
loadndisdriver.c:357: error: ‘struct load_driver_file’ has no member named ‘size’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘get_device’:
loadndisdriver.c:367: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
loadndisdriver.c:370: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:370: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:373: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:374: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:376: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘snprintf’
loadndisdriver.c:376: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘snprintf’
loadndisdriver.c:407: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strncpy’
loadndisdriver.c:367: warning: unused variable ‘statbuf’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_device’:
loadndisdriver.c:419: error: ‘DIR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:419: error: ‘dir’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:423: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:423: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:424: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘memset’
loadndisdriver.c:426: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:427: error: ‘EINVAL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:429: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:434: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
loadndisdriver.c:435: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:436: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:439: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
loadndisdriver.c:447: error: expected expression before ‘struct’
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘get_ioctl_device’:
loadndisdriver.c:464: error: ‘FILE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:464: error: ‘proc_misc’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:472: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strstr’
loadndisdriver.c:472: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘strstr’
loadndisdriver.c:473: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strtol’
loadndisdriver.c:473: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:483: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:483: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:488: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘unlink’
loadndisdriver.c:489: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘mknod’
loadndisdriver.c:489: error: ‘S_IFCHR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:489: error: ‘MISC_MAJOR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:490: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:495: error: ‘O_RDONLY’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘main’:
loadndisdriver.c:511: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘openlog’
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_PERROR’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_CONS’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_KERN’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:511: error: ‘LOG_DEBUG’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:513: error: ‘LOG_INFO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
loadndisdriver.c:515: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strncmp’
loadndisdriver.c:517: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘printf’
loadndisdriver.c:517: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘printf’
loadndisdriver.c:527: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘atoi’
loadndisdriver.c:542: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘atof’
loadndisdriver.c:549: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strcmp’
loadndisdriver.c:556: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘sscanf’
loadndisdriver.c:590: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘closelog’
make[1]: *** [loadndisdriver] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53/utils'
make: *** [install] Error 2
root@vicki-ann-desktop:/home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53#
root@vicki-ann-desktop:/home/vicki-ann/Desktop/ndiswrapper-1.53#
If anyone could help me with solving the problem, I'd be really grateful.

Or alternately, would it be worth gaining a list of all the system folders' default permissions and going through to make sure they're all correct?

I really don't want to have to reinstall Ubuntu as I've got a lot of stuff on that PC I would probably lose, but if I really have mucked it all up I guess I could find a way round it ....

Thank you in advance!