Ndiswrapper console will not install ms drivers for bcmwl5

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Post by Husse »

You can't expect an imediate response, and sometimes you don't get a response at all - no one knows the answer. And if we don't know - better not answer so that we can see it's unsolved.
The live CD (of any distro except knoppix I presume) works somewhat different than an installed version. If my memory serves me right you are not asked for a password when you use sudo, as you have not set a password yet. You can't log in as root (well, you can but you have to do some tricks to do it) in any Ubuntu based distro, but if you did manage to do that, sudo won't be recognized - you are root!
The $ doesn't do a thing - it's just a "separator" the terminal uses to separate your commands from the position in the file system (not a very good way to put it, but...)
So, if you typed "$ ndiswrapper" you should get an error!
Open a terminal and type just "ndiswrapper" and you'll get some info that might be enough for you to install the driver.
You might need the "devid" of your wifi card. To get that run either lspci or lsusb in a terminal.
If this does not solve your problem post back and paste the output of mintwifi.
//edited for typos//
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Post by gramnemo »

Who knows this command sudo./ndiswrapper_setup In KDE ? In GNOME it works! And in KDE the command speaks is not found?
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