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    Reboot after installing WLAN modules?


    I am attempting to use MEPIS on a laptop without a hard drive until I get a new hard drive for it. I tried to install linux-wlan-ng, the debian binary, and my wireless network was not properly recognized. Since rebooting is not an option, as this is a live CD and my changes will not be saved, I need to ask: do you need to reboot after installing kernel modules before they will work?

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    Re: Reboot after installing WLAN modules?

    Quote Originally Posted by dsimcha
    I am attempting to use MEPIS on a laptop without a hard drive until I get a new hard drive for it. I tried to install linux-wlan-ng, the debian binary, and my wireless network was not properly recognized. Since rebooting is not an option, as this is a live CD and my changes will not be saved, I need to ask: do you need to reboot after installing kernel modules before they will work?
    No, you don't. But you have to make sure the modules were built using the same source tree as the kernel you're running.
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    ndiswrapper

    Also, are there any precompiled Debian binaries around for ndiswrapper? I really don't feel like compiling it.

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    Re: ndiswrapper

    Quote Originally Posted by dsimcha
    Also, are there any precompiled Debian binaries around for ndiswrapper? I really don't feel like compiling it.
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