Package should be installed by default

Bug #49820 reported by GreatBunzinni
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ndiswrapper (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ndiswrapper-utils

I've just finished installing Kubuntu Dapper on my laptop. I connect to the internet through my wireless card, which unfortunately isn't supported under linux. So, that means that after the install I have to setup the wireless card through ndiswrapper.

Unfortunately in Dapper the ndiswrapper-utils package isn't available in the install CD. So that means that if I want to connect my recently installed system to the internet then I have to install a package which is only available through the internet. That poses a bit of a problem.

So, if the ndiswrapper utility was available from the CD, then it would be possible to have an internet connection after the first reboot. Due to the fact that the package isn't available, the user will have to do a bit of magic just to setup his non-supported card.

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Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote : ndiswrapper-utils package should be installed by default

I think this bug is a duplicate of bug #38081
Btw, In Ubuntu Live and install CD's and in default installation Ubuntu should include not only ndiswrapper-utils package, but also info from and, 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. There is ndisgtk package in Ubuntu, maybe it should be included as default in Ubuntu main repository and install/Live CD's?

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