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A "gotcha" using these instructions with Ubuntu.

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 141.150.127.185] on August 24, 2007 07:35 AM

Nice, clear article -- and just in time to help me get 802.11g going on my laptop.



One problem that I had to overcome:



"delete ... the kernel module from /lib/modules/<kernelname>/misc" will cause mischief if you do it with Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty), as I found out the hard way.



The files



/lib/modules/<kernelname>/kernel/ubuntu/misc/ndiswrapper



and



/lib/modules/<kernelname>/kernel/ubuntu/misc/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko



are not packaged with ndiswrapper in Ubuntu; rather, they are packaged with the kernel.



After deleting them manually, I had to reinstall the kernel package (linux-image-<kernelname>)and reboot to get my wireless card working.



I hope my mentioning this might spare someone else having to figure it out the hard way.

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