ndiswrapper not working - kernel problem?

Hi, I am ubuntu 9.04 with kernel version 2.6.29-02062903-generic. I have tried to install many wireless USB cards and I am always getting the same error.

first I installed ndiswrapper-common, ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 and ndisgtk. I then run ndisgtk and load the windows driver. I am currently trying my d-link DWA-142. When I select the driver on anycard I have tried I get this error:

Module could not be loaded. Error was:

WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

Is the ndiswrapper module installed?


I believe the problem is with my Kernel. I have updated it and when I type locate ndiswrapper I get among many things:

/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/kernel/ubuntu/ndiswrapper
/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/kernel/ubuntu/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/kernel/ubuntu/ndiswrapper
/lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/kernel/ubuntu/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko

It appears the wrapper is not set for my current Kernel. I have read things that sujest this is the problem but I do not know how to fix it.

Here is my lsusb:

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 07d1:3b10 D-Link System RangeBooster N Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 047d:1005 Kensington TurboBall
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 04f3:0103 Elan Microelectronics Corp.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Thanks,
4dplane
waffeAsked:
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fdduranCommented:
It looks like you don't have the ndiswrapper module for the kernel you are running. Since are running an unsupported kernel you should not expect the packaged modules work for you. You can either download and compile the ndiswrapper module yourself or revert to a supported kernel, like 2.6.28-11-generic.
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waffeAuthor Commented:
That was total it... thanks; I didn't know that I upgraded to a non-stable kernel.
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