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Old 05-28-2007, 02:59 PM   #1
lyberrian
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How does Debian run ndiswrapper at startup?


Thanks to help from experts on this forum, I have solved my screen-resolution and printer problems, and some digging has led me to the ndiswrapper/net8180 package that solves the chipset problem with the Linksys WPC11 wireless adapter. I have managed to load the correct driver using Alt+F2 and running ndiswrapper with the .inf file. But when I power down and reboot, I have to go through this process all over again. How can I make linux automatically run ndiswrapper? I am using Ubuntu 5.10 on a Toshiba Tecra 8000.
 
Old 05-28-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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Just use:

Code:
update-rc.d ndiswrapper defaults
This will boot ndiswrapper on boottime.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 10:47 AM   #3
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Thanks, Puntjuh. I entered the specified command in the terminal, but it did not work. There is no shell script for ndiswrapper in my /etc/init.d directory. Is this the problem, and if so, what do I do to fix it?
 
Old 05-29-2007, 11:08 AM   #4
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Here's howto :,

echo "modprobe ndiswrapper" >> /etc/boot.local

I don't know if it's boot.local for debian, it could also be:

/etc/rc.d/boot.local
 
Old 05-29-2007, 02:58 PM   #5
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Your instructions solved my problem. Thanks. Rather than /etc/rcx.d, however, I needed /etc/init.d. As this directory contained no script, I used the "touch" command to create a file called "ndiswrapper.sh". Once I had created this file, I could use your second reply to modify this file.

I believe I am coming to understanding (ever so gradually) the way the Linux filesystem works. It is most gratifying to find help when I need it, from people who understand this system.

Regards,

Lyberrian
 
  


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