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  1. #1

    Ndiswrapper works on initial setup, but fails after reboot.

    I'm using the most recent version of DamnSmallLinux, and when I initially install it to a USB drive it works great. I can modify files, get online via wifi, etc. But when I reboot, my network card stops working. Nothing shows up in iwconfig/ifconfig except the loopback and ndiswrapper -l is empty. I'd used the ndiswrapper script that comes with DSL to set up the card initially, but when I do it again with the same exact settings I get 'Connection failed'. Doing it via the script and also doing it manually puts the driver in the 'ndiswrapper -l' list, but it still doesn't show up in iwconfig/ifconfig. Any ideas on what I should do?

  2. #2

    lsmod | grep ndiswrapper
    to see if the module has been loaded. If not, as root, you can try:

    modprobe ndiswrapper
    good luck.

  3. #3
    The best way to set up NDISwrapper is through the good ol' terminal. To see the commands that are available, enter this in a terminal (as root).
    # ndiswrapper
    You should get this:
    # ndiswrapper
    install/manage Windows drivers for ndiswrapper
    usage: ndiswrapper OPTION
    -i inffile       install driver described by 'inffile'
    -a devid driver  use installed 'driver' for 'devid'
    -r driver        remove 'driver'
    -l               list installed drivers
    -m               write configuration for modprobe
    -ma              write module alias configuration for all devices
    -mi              write module install configuration for all devices
    -v               report version information
    where 'devid' is either PCIID or USBID of the form XXXX:XXXX,
    as reported by 'lspci -n' or 'lsusb' for the card
    When you install the driver, you should then modprobe all of the choices individually.
    # modprobe ndiswrapper
    # modprobe ndiswrapper -m
    # modprobe ndiswrapper -ma
    # modprobe ndiswrapper -mi
    It may still not load after a reboot. Then you may need to add it to a config file that contains the modules that are to be loaded at boot. Which file this is in DSL, I don't know.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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