Ndiswrapper Freezes and Makes Other Things Freeze

BHASKAR SHARMA.N bhaskarsharma.n at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 02:18:07 BST 2010

Better you install the driver from kpackagekit..or have you ever tried
program 'software centre'? It's gnome based..you'll get exact program
to configure the wireless driver from there..

On 9/1/10, dave at thedavefactor.com <dave at thedavefactor.com> wrote:
> Hi, everyone.
> I like to read random stuff on this list, but I hardly ever post.
> Now, I have a problem.
> When I try to install a wireless network driver, the system freezes.
> When I open a Konsole window and type "ndiswrapper -l", the Konsole freezes
> like
> the command is doing something, but hours pass and nothing happens.  The
> same
> goes for "lsusb" and "modprobe -r ndiswrapper".  I installed a thing called
> ndisgtk, and it freezes as soon as I start it up.
> I have a dual-boot system, with 64-bit Windows 7 and 64-bit Kubuntu 10.04,
> and
> everything was fine when I had a wired Internet connection, but now I'm
> using a
> wireless connection that's in another room.  I bought a D-Link DWA 130 for
> that
> purpose, because I remembered somewhere that D-Link adapters play well with
> Linux.
> In Windows, it works fine.  In Kubuntu, my system doesn't seem to even
> recognize
> what a wireless network is.
> I followed some instructions and installed everything related to wireless
> networking and I copied over some files and installed one with Ndiswrapper.
>  Not
> only did it not help, but I think I'm actually worse off than when I
> started.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> Thank you.
> ~~ Dave V. ~~



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