Originally Posted by pwabrahams
Since people will be looking at the instructions at the head of this thread, I think it would be more useful for me to suggest a set of modifications to those instructions that can be edited in:
I did make some of the changes, but not all. My suggestion is that you modify the file more, and add it to a thread in the Ubuntu forums.
While I agree that perhaps in this particular forum, the file should be a bit more generalized, and I took some steps to make that happen, worrying about paths is a bit picayune. The paths that were given are the paths that the source code uses for installation. As long as one does the standard "make && make install" required to compile ndiswrapper and wpa_supplicant, those are the paths where the files will be installed. Remember, I said: It is also assumed you know enough about Slackware Linux to be able to compile a kernel, expand a .tar.gz file, and compile those files contained in the .tar.gz package.
Part of knowing how to compile source is knowing where things go when you type "make install".
Also, I make it clear at the very beginning what it's all about
...Many of these steps will cross over into other Linux distributions. However, some steps and file names are exclusive to Slackware. If you find a file or a directory that isn't in your particular distribution, you will have to know which files in your distribution are analogous to the files named herein. Perhaps an enterprising person (or persons) out there can re-write this document specifically for their particular distribution. As far as I am concerned, the GNU ideal applies even to this document. All I ask is if you do rewrite this document for your distribution, please list me, Pappy McFae, as the original author. Thanks in advance.
I can't possibly consider all contingencies. There has to be a point where the user accepts responsibility to adapt things to suit their situation. I had to do a bit of it myself to create the original document. Obviously, you did it as well. If not, you would still be struggling with making your wireless network work.
I wrote the original article in the first place taking responsibility to get my wireless networking functional. Everything else I could find on setting up wireless networking was cryptic, to say the least. I had to weed through a lot of bad, cryptic, or incomplete information to distill that original posting...and a week plus of research and experimentation to boot! I don't know how my system survived that experience without blowing up on me.
Please know you are more than welcome to take the article, adapt it for Ubuntu, and add it to a thread of your own. As long as you give me credit, I'm fine as frog hair with the idea. The more people who can get their wireless networking right, the more people come one step closer to saying "good-bye" to the demon Billy G, and his evil, hellish empire of ones and zeros.
I do invite you recheck the original posting in this thread, you will note a couple changes.
I thank you for your feedback, and I still invite you to revamp the original posting to fit Ubuntu, or any other distro with which you are familiar, and post it in threads specifically for those distros.