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Old 08-10-2018, 04:20 PM   #1
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Auto Upgrade of ndiswrapper on Slackware 14.2


I have read several posts and they seem to be devoted to other distros.

Is there a program or version of ndiswrapper in existence that automatically updates when the kernal upgrades?

I thought perhaps a slackbuild script but the latest is for vers. 12.xx

Barring an available ndiswrapper program that will auto update when I run slackpkg and the kernal upgrades is there a simple (or perhaps not so simple) series of commands I can enter from the terminal to convince the ndiswrapper currently installed to communicate with the newer kernal?
 
Old 08-11-2018, 01:26 AM   #2
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You'd probably use 'kmod', and install 'ndiswrapper-kmod' package, or something with a similar name.
 
Old 08-11-2018, 01:21 PM   #3
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Thank you. Apparently ndiswrapper will not work with the newest kernal.

I completely reinstalled Slack then used a cable connection from another computer to access the internet for the slackpkg upgrades.

I then installed ndiswrapper and the drivers like I did originally and it did not work.

Hopefully this can be resolved with the next kernal upgrade. Surely I am not the only one who experienced the problem.
 
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It appears as though my best solution is to reinstall Slack install ndiswrapper and then when I run slackpkg choose not to upgrade the kernal.

Anyone have a better idea that does not involve purchasing a new more compatible wireless card?
 
Old 08-12-2018, 04:47 PM   #5
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ndiswrapper might support dkms which can rebuild modules automatically after a new kernel is installed. Unfortunately, I don't have much experience with either, but from a quick google search, it looks like it should work.
 
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ndiswrapper might support dkms which can rebuild modules automatically after a new kernel is installed. Unfortunately, I don't have much experience with either, but from a quick google search, it looks like it should work.
My searches for dkms (ndiswrapper-dkms) does not appear to provide any downloads that will work with slack (tar.gz)being relatively new I have no knowledge of how to change a program for say .deb to where it will work with slack.
 
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There is deb2tgz which can convert a deb package into a slack package, but I've been bitten in the past when converting and have had permissions mucked up.

Most likely, if you have dkms installed, ndiswrapper will be able to pick up on it. Or you might need to manually pass some options to ndiswrapper when building. Unfortunately, my time is extremely limited right now, so I can only make suggestions without actually trying them first. If you don't have the knowledge to get it figured out, maybe some other forum member with the time and knowledge could help get things moving.
 
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