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Old 12-27-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper/ubuntu 6.06/speedtouch 121g/install?


Just want to say before I start that I've checked out similiar threads on this site but none of them are right for my problem.
I have a dual boot PC(Windows and now Linux), on my LAN. My only internet connection is through the above adapter which works fine with the Windows half. I've been trying to install it on the Linux/ubuntu half but it's like groping in a tunnel. I found out that I first need to install something called an indiswrapper. Unfortunatly for me that all references refered to an apt-get command which would do both thedownloading and installation. But if you don't have the internet connection to do it... Ok, so I managed with Windows to find and download both the ndiswrapper-utils-1.8_1.18-1ubuntu2_i386.deb and the relevent speedtouch driver. I copied them to the Home file but have been unable to go any further. What I need are the terminal commands to enable me to install both of these items and then I can try to take it from there. Sorry if this sounds a bit simplistic but up until a week ago I had never even seen the inside of the Linux OS and am still trying to make sense of it all. I never realised how sheltered the Windows world was until now.

Many thanks for your help
Old 01-16-2007, 04:09 AM   #2
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The deb files are handled by a utility called "dpkg" (man dpkg).

You are experiencing the old linux catch-22 ... to get on the internet you need file xyz ... which you get from the internet. Normally you would use another connection method.

Personally, I used my internal network card and a local internet cafe's wired connection to get what I needed. I've also done this via an old serial modem for other people.


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