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Offline Juanito

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ndiswrapper
« on: June 19, 2009, 02:02:14 AM »
ndiswrapper tcem/tczm extensions re-compiled for tc_2.x and posted:
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Title:          ndiswrapper.tcem
Description:    ndiswrapper
Version:        1.54
Author:         see list of sites below
Original-site:  see list of sites below
Copying-policy: see list of sites below
Size: 94KB
Extension_by:   juanito
Comments:       ndiswrapper for tc_2.x
                ----------
                Requires the perl5 and wireless_tools extensions
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                example howto:
                $ sudo ndiswrapper -i /mnt/sda1/drivers/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5.inf
                $ sudo ndiswrapper -l
                $ sudo ndiswrapper -m
                $ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
                ----------
                Note: you can now make an extension out of everything in
                .. /etc/ndiswrapper and use it with the ndiswrapper extension
                ..to avoid having to use the perl5 extension
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                This extension contains:
                ndiswrapper-1.54 - GPL - http://freefr.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper-1.54.tar.gz
Change-log:     2009/03/13
                Re-compiled for tc_2.x
Current:        2009/06/19

Offline coreplayer

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Re: ndiswrapper
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 06:52:52 AM »
This saved me from insanity thanks :)

only issue for me is each time I run "sudo ndiswrapper -m"  there is an error "modeprobe: invalid option -- "c"
otherwise seems to produce the desired results thanks.


Offline maro

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Re: ndiswrapper
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 03:03:49 PM »
only issue for me is each time I run "sudo ndiswrapper -m"  there is an error "modeprobe: invalid option -- "c"

That is easily explained: Until TC 2.6 the Core contained the GNU version of 'modprobe', and with TC 2.6 this changed to the BusyBox version that does not support the '-c' option.

I could be wrong, but the two occasions where 'modprobe -c' is used in '/usr/local/sbin/ndiswrapper' don't seem to be critical to the use of 'ndiswrapper'. OTOH one could always install the 'module-init-tools.tcz' extension (that contains the GNU version of 'modprobe') if one has concerns about this warning message.

But based on the fact that things seemed to work without it, I like to suggest to NOT add it to 'ndiswrapper.tcz.dep'.

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Re: ndiswrapper
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 11:31:03 PM »
The important thing is the wrapper really did work for me, and was extremely easy to use.
thank again. 
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Re: ndiswrapper
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 07:50:41 AM »
It is quite easy to use. I have never used the ndiswrapper -m
Starting with 3.7 it is even easier to use, as you can directly read the Windows driver.
See post: http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=9873.msg53985#msg53985
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Re: ndiswrapper
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 02:40:34 AM »
Only issue I have with this new version is starting ndiswrapper from bootlocal where one or two lines of what appears to be the same error message reporting some issue reading ntfs.??

don't ask me....