ndiswrapper-dkms 1.57-1ubuntu1: ndiswrapper kernel module failed to build

Bug #1323753 reported by Günter Müller on 2014-05-27

This bug report was converted into a question: question #249387: ndiswrapper-dkms 1.57-1ubuntu1: ndiswrapper kernel module failed to build.

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ndiswrapper (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Am a real beginner in Linux. Used the commands:

sudo apt-get sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common
sudo apt-get install ndisgtk
sudo apt-get install dkms
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-dkms

Upon these commands and using page "How to fix "ndiswrapper not found""
unimpossible to find:
directory "modules" where ndiswrapper should be present
unimpossible to install "instwcli.inf" as windows driver. Get the error message "'Error in driver file" (or so, translated it from German).

Re-installed ndiswrapper using:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential dkms ndisgtk ndiswrapper-dkms
No success. Need for help at a very beginner's level

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ndiswrapper-dkms 1.57-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-20.35~precise1-generic
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-20-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.6
Architecture: i386
DKMSKernelVersion: 3.11.0-20-generic
Date: Tue May 27 18:43:12 2014
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20140204)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
PackageVersion: 1.57-1ubuntu1
SourcePackage: ndiswrapper
Title: ndiswrapper-dkms 1.57-1ubuntu1: ndiswrapper kernel module failed to build
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Converting to question because ndiswrapper isn't going to work without upgrading (see bug 1023645 ) and the error you receive indicates a problem with the Windows driver you're trying to use (which is not officially supported by Canonical/Ubuntu).

Changed in ndiswrapper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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