I reported a bug, which was marked as a duplicate of another bug, and then a duplicate of another bug -- which is fine, I think it is a duplicate.

First off, the architecture is different. The original bug, #1023645, is Architecture: amd64 while the bug I reported is Architecture: i386 and so it I feel I should question as to whether it should be separate.

In any event, what should I do in order to use ndiswrapper? It looks to me that ndiswrapper is installed:

thufir@dur:~$ aptitude search ndiswrapper
i   ndiswrapper-common                  - Common scripts required to use the utilities 
i   ndiswrapper-dkms                    - Source for the ndiswrapper Linux kernel modul
v   ndiswrapper-modules-1.9             -                                              
i   ndiswrapper-source                  - Source for the ndiswrapper Linux kernel modul
i   ndiswrapper-utils-1.9               - Userspace utilities for the ndiswrapper Linux

I'm only using xfce, but seem able to bring up ndisgtk as so:

thufir@dur:~$ sudo ndisgtk

(ndisgtk:4797): libglade-WARNING **: Could not load support for `gnome': libgnome.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/usr/sbin/ndisgtk:127: GtkWarning: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.ZZ68TW': No such file or directory
/usr/sbin/ndisgtk:127: GtkWarning: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory

Does the fact that ndisgtk runs indicate that everything is ok?


for 12.10 ndiswrapper is currently only working with revision 1.58rc1 (since Oct 2012) for this version ndisgtk must not be installed afterwards in order to avoid complications.

Source (german)

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  • pardon, can you explain that a bit more please? – Thufir Mar 16 '13 at 20:49
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    sorry for beeing a bit sparing with words: i have no information about the reason problems occur with the version from the repositorties and 12.10 But what I can tell you is that my ndiswrapper from the repos failed to work and crashed with "FATAL: module ndisgtk not present" or something like that, ndisgtk didn't react at all in my case. – phaeton616 Mar 16 '13 at 21:20
  • to prove wheter ndiswrapper works correctly: what does sudo modprobe ndisgtk tell you? – phaeton616 Mar 16 '13 at 21:34

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