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ndiswrapper and installing XP drivers in LMDE

Postby pottzie on Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:06 am

I checked around for info on using ndiswrapper in LMDE. I've installed the 32 bit version, but I don't see much info regarding LMDE and ndiswrapper on the web. I guess it should be the same as using Debian, but there's that "Install Windows Drivers" in the LMDE menu. I've never had much luck using that straight-out-of-the-box, so to speak. It always seems to need something else.
I have two computers that I need to install drivers on. Last night I tried installing on my other computer, running Ubunt 10.10. My question was basically whether there was a .tar file I could use, but someone gave me the complete install info, including saying that I needed to download and extract the XP driver, then do a couple of steps to get ndiswrapper installed. It worked great, but that's Ubuntu, not LMDE or Debian. Also had to get the ndiswrapper module to work.
Is there a generic guide for LMDE/Debian that I could use? And how much "extra" is there to using the "install Windows driver"?
The driver I installed was a Linksys wusb300n.
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Re: ndiswrapper and installing XP drivers in LMDE

Postby vincent on Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:15 am

If I remember correctly, LMDE comes with ndiswrapper (and ndisgtk as well) out of the box, so the process to set up drivers using ndiswrapper is no different than in the mainstream Linux Mint editions (or Ubuntu, for that matter).
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Re: ndiswrapper and installing XP drivers in LMDE

Postby KenWeiLL on Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:38 am

vincent wrote:If I remember correctly, LMDE comes with ndiswrapper (and ndisgtk as well) out of the box, so the process to set up drivers using ndiswrapper is no different than in the mainstream Linux Mint editions (or Ubuntu, for that matter).


Yeah, it comes with ndiswrapper and ndisgtk but don't work as expected. It has been reported before on Launchpad since it doesn't actually work. Haven't tried it with December release of LMDE if it has been solved or not.

Bug #636797 in Linux Mint: “LMDE - ndiswrapper module not found”

Someone posted a solution but still, doesn't work for me.
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