ndiswrapper, wireless driver and 64 bit kernel
I'm running a combination of etch and sid on an HP Pavilion dv8000z that
runs the AMD Turion. I'm running 32 bit Debian with the 64 bit kernel
that is released with sarge, etch, and sid.
I've been trying to get my wireless going and having problems getting it
up and running. The laptop has the Broadcom wireless card and lspci
reports it as a bcm4318. I ran ndiswrapper and it ran successfully.
ndiswrapper -l lists the driver and says the driver and hardware are
present. However when I went to run modprobe ndiswrapper it reported a
fatal error: Module not found.
I located ndiswrapper.ko (It was with the 2.6.8-2 module that etch and
sid both install as the ndiswrapper module), and added the directory to
the PATH. Now when I run modprobe I'm getting the "invalid module
I'm having trouble figuring out exactly what is causing the problem. Is
it because the ndiswrapper is from a different kernel, or does this
error have anything to do with possible differences in compilers? How do
I figure out which is the problem? I am not running a custom kernel
other than it's a 64 bit kernel, rather than a 32 bit kernel.