I'm trying to use ndiswrapper on a Slackware 12 (I think) box, but I'm running into a problem with modprobe. Everything I find online says that it should be working, but for some unknown reason it isn't. Here's what I've done so far:
- Installed ndiswrapper (latest tarball, make, make install)
ndiswrapper -ion the WinXP driver for my USB wireless card
ndiswrapper -lwhich tells me the driver is present and the device is present (lsusb also confirms the device is present)
ndiswrapper -mwhich put an alias for wlan0 in /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
modprobe ndiswrapperwhich tells me "FATAL: module ndiswrapper not found"
modprobe -lwhich shows no listing for ndiswrapper
I even tossed in a reboot or two while trying various combinations of the above, still nothing. So naturally
ifconfig wlan0 up isn't working because the device isn't being created, presumably because the module isn't loading the driver.
Does anybody have any suggestions? Everything points to the notion that this should work fine, but modprobe just isn't able to find what it needs. Have I missed an important step?