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Old 07-25-2006, 10:55 AM   #1
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how to easily enable ndiswrapper?

I'm using Debian 2.6.8-2-386 on a Dell Inspiron laptop, with a D-Link dwl-g630 wireless network card.

I got ndiswrapper working with the XP drivers, but I always had to go to a root terminal and execute

insmod /lib/modules/2.6.8-2-386/misc/ndiswapper.ko
dhclient wlan0

to get it started.

I used ndiswrapper -m to write the configuration for modprobe, but it reports errors now when booting (and it takes a long time to do this).

Now I seem to have to remove and reinstall the driver and do dhclient wlan0.

How can I remove whatever ndiswrapper -m did so it doesn't try to start during booting, and

How can I get it to easily start ndiswrapper (either at boot or with a sript on the desktop or something similar)?

I'm not very familiar with modules but I'm willing to try whatever you suggest.


Old 07-25-2006, 11:20 AM   #2
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well check out your /etc/rc.d/rc.M or /etc/rc.local for changes made by ndiswrapper most probably the latter file should be the hit. Comment out the line that says modprobe ndiswrapper and that'll no longer try to start at bootup.
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You may have to add
modeprobe ndiswrapper
under rc.local
Old 07-25-2006, 11:34 AM   #4
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I always just put modules to load on startup on a debian machine in the /etc/modules file
Old 07-28-2006, 10:21 AM   #5
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I couldn't find rc.M or rc.local in the suggested locations (or anywhere else).
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I don't think Debian uses rc.d. The equivalent may be /etc/init.d, though I don't know what the relevant files are.


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