Package linux-wlan-ng should be installed by default

Tormod Volden lists.tormod at
Tue Jan 22 22:24:08 GMT 2008

Zameer Manji writes:
> Without this package installed a user will not be able to use the
> wireless device properly. For example when I use the Gutsy livecd the
> prism2_usb module is loaded but Network-manager, iwconfig, etc do not
> detect it. Installing the package does not work for that livecd session
> because I do believe the package adds code that needs to be executed at
> boot. Therefore in the interest of usability I ask that this package be
> installed by default.

Thanks for pointing this out. I have filed a bug on

For external USB adapters the easy workaround is to unplug the adapter and put
it back _after_ installing the package. For built-in cards, it gets more
complicated. However we should be able to fix this in the package
post-installation scripts, so there's no need to have the package installed at

It would be nice though if there was a notification a la restricted drivers that
the linux-wlan-ng package is needed if prism2_usb hardware is detected. I think
many people give up on their network card because they don't know it is a
prism2_usb device and that this package must be installed for it to work.


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