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Old 09-07-2004, 12:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy Command Not Found ndiswrapper

Hello, I posted an issue similar to this one at the wireless networking forum. However, I do not think it is related to the ndiswrapper. Instead I think I am getting this problem simply because I'm doing something wrong :-). When trying to install the ndiswrapper, I type "make install" Some files are compiled and no errors accumulate. However, I do the next step "ndiswrapper -i bcm4306.inf" and get the following message "ndiswrapper: Command not found." The ame things happens if i just try "ndiswrapper." I must be making some simple mistake. Please help

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Are you running it as root?
Old 09-07-2004, 01:10 PM   #3
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There are several things to do. First, run the which command to find the location (read path) to the ndiswrapper executable. Ex: which ndiswrapper.
Assume it's in /usr/bin.
Your next step is to check the file /etc/ to see that /usr/bin is in your path. If it is not, add that path to, then run /sbin/ldconf to pick up the added path. From then on, you should be able to start ndiswrapper using the commands you've already tried.
Alternative method. Bash is somewhat simpleminded. It requires that you give it specific information about the location of an application you propose to run from the command line. If you have not edited/verified, then you must apply one of the following methods:
a) specify the /full/path/to/ndiswrapper executable to tell bash where to find it, or
b) cd to the directory which contains the ndiswrapper executable, and issure the command ./ndiswrapper. The ./ tells bash to look in the present working directory for the executable.
The command not found error usually means that bash doesn't know where to find something. Use a or b to tell bash where to find the executable for any application, and it'll work.

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Old 09-07-2004, 04:11 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for your help. This was the problem precisely. I'm an old MS-DOS user and didn't realize that in Linux you needed to specify the ". /" if the file is in the current working folder. :-)

Thanks again,


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