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Old 08-09-2005, 09:27 PM   #1
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distributions with Ndiswrapper


Which distributions other than Xandros, if any, come with Ndiswrapper? I'd rather not go back to Xandros, because although my wireless equipment worked in it (unlike in Mandrake), it was bug-ridden.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:09 AM   #2
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I can't think of any. Besides, the distributions still most likely won't contain your windows driver to use with it though. Just pick a distro you like and then find an add-on package for ndiswrapper, or compile it from source.

Linspire might have it though? Who knows?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 06:33 AM   #3
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SuSe and MEPIS both do, but like linux-rulz said pick a distro you like and just add ndiswrapper.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:01 PM   #4
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The reason I want Ndiswrapper preinstalled is because I've never been able to compile anything successfully, and have run out of patience for the task.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:05 PM   #5
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Vectorlinux has ndiswrapper pre-installed
 
Old 08-10-2005, 11:58 PM   #6
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It's really not that hard to compile things, maybe you ran into problems with errors or missing dependencies in the past. If you have the file ndiswrapper.tar.gz, for example, all you do it:

Code:
tar zxvf ndiswrapper
cd ndiswrapper
./configure
make
make install
and it should be all taken care of. If it uses a different install procedure or the above steps give you errors, a quick post here can probably solve the issue. It's good to learn to compile from source even if you're using a distribution that doesn't require it. There are always a few programs that aren't available in the correct package for your system, and source is almost always there.
 
  


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