I am trying to install ndiswrapper with the command sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper and I get the "unable to locate package" error.

I run Ubuntu 12.10 and I do not have an internet connection atm on that laptop. I have downloaded the ndiswrapper package, which is in /home/x/Downloads/.

Please help, thank you.

  • Which package did you download? Not the tar.gz, we hope! – chili555 Mar 18 '14 at 16:09

By default, apt-get tries to download the package from the repositories. You should instead do it with dpkg, like:

sudo dpkg -i /home/x/Downloads/ndiswrapper.deb

If the package file name is different from ndiswrapper.deb change the command accordingly.

Or you can simply double click on the .deb file -- this will open the Software Centre and there you just need to click "Install".

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