if_ndis kernel crashing

Sahil R Cooner cooner at cs.fsu.edu
Tue Jun 29 08:07:40 PDT 2004

I believe you are right, have to load the modules once the system has 
boot, and also make sure to unload the modules before you shutdown 
otherwise you might get a kernel panic like I do ...

just adding my $0.03,

Andrey Smirnov wrote:

> Johann Hugo wrote:
>> On Sunday 27 June 2004 23:31, Matt Douhan wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> I am using if_ndis to get wlan support for my broadcom chipset wireless
>>> card, since 3 days trying to build a new kernel it panics after 
>>> if_ndis is
>>> installed.
>> I've had a similar experience, but with a ndis driver for an atheros 
>> wifi card. If the kld's (ndis + if_ndis) are loaded from 
>> /boot/loader.conf is crashes every time I boots up.
>> If I do a normal boot (without loader.conf) and then do a kldload 
>> ndis + if_ndis by hand then it works fine.
>> Kernel = 5-20040625-CURRENT
> ndis usually needs access to files under /compat/ndis. So, it should 
> be loaded _after_ root filesystem is mounted. So it should be loaded 
> via scripts. Something like /etc/ifstart_ndis0.
> Just my $0.02,
> Andrey.
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