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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:~$ 
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
thufir@dur:~$ 

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

thufir@dur:~$ 
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
  gtk.main()
/usr/sbin/ndisgtk:127: GtkWarning: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory
  gtk.main()
thufir@dur:~$ 

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

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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)

  • 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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