I'm not sure if this should be in the "Testing" forum or here... I've finally gotten around to building a system to use for testing the "testing" repository and yesterday I was loading it up with all the latest and greatest.
First and foremost, I have an unsupported USB wireless dongle (Linksys AE2500) running ndiswrapper / WinXP driver.
I installed my test system from the latest KDE Desktop distro, did a full upgrade, then replaced 184.108.40.206-pclos3.bfs with 220.127.116.11-pclos3.pae.bfs to access the full system RAM. Since I'd come this far I thought I'd go the whole distance and try the 3.2.18 kernel. I installed 3.2.18-pclos1.pae.bfs and that's when things got ugly...
Rebooted into 3.2.18-pclos1.pae.bfs, everything working except no wireless.
Ran "lsusb"; returned "Bus 002 Device 009: ID 13b1:003a Linksys".
Ran "ndiswrapper -l"; returned "bcmwlhigh5 : driver installed, device (13B1:003A) present".
Ran "lsmod | grep ndis"; returned... nothing, nada, niente.
Ran "modprobe ndiswrapper"; returned "FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found".
Well, now I'm out of my depth. I have built ndiswrapper from the sources, but that was long, long ago on a distro far, far away. So I whimped out, regressed the system to 18.104.22.168-pclos3.pae.bfs, and started typing this missive.
Any suggestions anyone?