Friday, 19 October 2007

ndiswrapper in Ubuntu Gutsy

Ndiswrapper, a windows driver simulation for linux, in Ubuntu Gutsy seems there is a bug about automatically loaded when you did all the commands like this:

sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper
sudo ndiswrapper -i XXXXX.inf #installation of the drivers
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

In Ubuntu Feisty 7.04, When you finish these commands, the light on your pcmcia wireless card will be turned on, and restart your computer, the wireless card will be loaded automatically when Ubuntu booting. But Gutsy not.

Nothing happened, unless you run:

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

No worries, here are two methods to solve it.

1. put "ndiswrapper" in the /etc/modules.

P.S., some wireless
pcmcia card using prism54 will be loaded automatically without ndiswrapper by Ubuntu, you can stop it by this:

Put "blacklist prism54" in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.

2. Just run the command "sudo ndiswrapper -ma", which will write the relative module to /etc/modprobe.d/, same effect with above.

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