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Old 08-28-2006, 06:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy Accidential removal of ndlswrapper...

I am new to Linux, so dont blame me.

I am using Freespire 1.0.13 and want to connect to the internet via my TP-LINK TL-WN320G USB Wireless card. Unfortunately the company does not provide a Linux version of the driver. So when I was searching for an answer I stumbled accross NdlsWrapper and downloaded the source.

Following another site's instruction, I executed the command make uninstall so to remove NdlsWrapper already in the system. Well, here's the point: I removed the pre-installed NdlsWrapper! When I tried to install the source using make install, an error came up saying something about compile tool not found in xx-xx-xx-gratis/modules/ folder (might be the other way around).

What's wrong? And how can I reinstall NdlsWrapper?

Old 08-28-2006, 06:16 AM   #2
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Did you check that there is no rpm still installed?
like rpm -qa | grep ndis*
Maybe lsmod shows still the ndiswrapper
Old 08-29-2006, 11:33 PM   #3
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Freespire is a Debian-based distribution, therefore RPM is not native to it. I did install aptitude (going through a HUGE list of dependency problems) by switching between Windows XP and Freespire (since Freespire still can't go on the internet). Aptitude reported that ndiswrapper-utils and ndiswrapper-drivers are present. But when I tried to install them, Aptitude said that "hotplug" is missing. (Grrr... dependency problem) So I will try download and install Hotplug(hopefully without any dependency problems).

Here is the outcome of aptitude install ndiswrapper-utils:
user@Computer:/mnt/dos2$ sudo aptitude install ndiswrapper-utils
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies, some packages cannot be installed
E: Unable to resolve some dependencies!
Some packages had unmet dependencies. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
liblos-ocaml: Depends: debhelper but it is not installable
ndiswrapper-utils: Depends: hotplug but it is not installable
libtool: Depends: gcc but it is not installable or
c-compiler which is a virtual package.
Depends: libc6-dev but it is not installable or
libc-dev which is a virtual package. Depends: locales but it is not installable or
belocs-locales-data which is a virtual package. or
locales-all which is a virtual package.

Ignore the other uninstalled packages.

Ndiswrapper-utils needs hotplug. But Freespire has the Linux kernel version 2.6.14, which, according to this website, comes with hotplug. What's wrong?

Last edited by inkybutton; 08-30-2006 at 01:05 AM.
Old 08-30-2006, 08:09 AM   #4
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