ndiswrapper-utils not installed automatically

Bug #38081 reported by Jens
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Mantas Kriaučiūnas
ndiswrapper (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Dapper Flight 6:

What I do miss are the automatically installed ndiswrapper-utils to install the driver for my pci-wlan-card.

Wpa is supported, that´s very good, but I can´t run my card without ndiswrapper.

By Jens

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Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

Ubuntu has big usability problem with lots of network cards, which are not supported by open source drivers, but works fine with ndiswrapper and closed-source Windows drivers from CD, included with network card.
In Ubuntu Live and install CD's and in default installation Ubuntu should include not only ndiswrapper-utils package, but also info from http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/Installation and http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List, I think. Without this info users, who have only ndiswrapper supported network cards, can't connect to internet, even advanced linux users can't :(

Best decision would be to include some user-friendly wizard to install drivers for network cards, which doesn't have open source drivers in ubuntu, but works through ndiswrapper and closed-source drivers for Windows.

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Benas (benukaz) wrote :

i have problem too with network card and i reported about this. i also use ndiswrapper but it still not working here are some links wrere i write about this. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/118665 and http://forumai.akl.lt/viewtopic.php?id=635 please help me i really want to use baltix on my computer but i cant.

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Patrick A. Treptau (mono6) wrote :

I would suggest to try the package "ndisgtk", which provide a convenient GUI to ndiswrapper. It is not a wizard, but it is a more convenient way to install WiFi drivers.

I agree that ndiswrapper should be included in the standard image and support should be improved, evtl, with a webpage that gets opened on the first run or a menu option in ndisgtk.

I will contact the upstream developer to find a resolution.

Andreas Gnau (rondom)
Changed in ndiswrapper:
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel T Chen (crimsun)
Changed in ndiswrapper:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
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Julian Andres Klode (juliank) wrote :

It was included but it's dropped nowadays. And it's not a bug in the package by any definition.

Changed in ndiswrapper (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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