Initially, I did all the commands just like in the README file. EXCEPT,
this time I installed it, I didn't do "ndiswrapper -m".
So, the "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" is NOT in my modprobe.conf file now.
After doing the initial README steps, and making sure my connection was
there, I set up an ifcfg-wlan0 with the following in it:
When the system boots now, I log in and just do "modprobe ndiswrapper
I originally found the hangcheck thing makes it stay up longer...
Once I do that, everything is up, I don't have to set routes, I don't have
to do anything with iwconfig or ifconfig, it's up, connected, and the
routes are in place... When it stops working, it loses the "essid" when I
run "iwconfig" I have noticed that, but the ONLY way to get it back, is to
"rmmod ndiswrapper" and modprobe it back in... NOTHING else makes it
re-get the essid. I can iwconfig till the cows come home, and it doesn't
work, and most of the time will lock the computer.
Anyway... the /proc/interrupts did also show my usb devices on IRQ 11,
when I had gpm running, I shut it off, then I got curious, since xwindows
uses it, and I shut off USB on my motherboard, so now my mouse doesn't
work in xwindows, but my system has been up for 9 hours 31 minutes now
with a connection. WAY longer than it ever has... I'm thinking it was the
USB on the same interrupt that was conflicting with it. I'm not sure how
to put USB on a different interrupt... Now, the sound driver is still on
the same interrupt, but I haven't done anything to use my soundcard yet,
so that may yet be another issue down the road...
> I don't think it has anything to do with the interrupts, but I could
> be wrong. Can you tell us exactly what commands you issue in order
> please? I'm a little confused. Make sure you set the essid before
> using ifconfig. I usually do that and I haven't had a problem yet.
>> Below is what my interrupts say... my motherboard has onboard sound,
>> is what the VIA8233 is. Would that be what is causing my ndiswrapper
>> lockups? Does ndis need its own irq?
>> [root@... ndis-tools]# cat /proc/interrupts
>> 0: 47379514 XT-PIC timer
>> 1: 58951 XT-PIC i8042
>> 2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
>> 5: 4787026 XT-PIC nvidia
>> 8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
>> 9: 0 XT-PIC acpi
>> 11: 882698 XT-PIC VIA8233, ndiswrapper
>> 12: 83515 XT-PIC i8042
>> 14: 42481 XT-PIC ide0
>> 15: 637111 XT-PIC ide1
>> NMI: 0
>> ERR: 0
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