[svlug] Ubuntu and wireless on Dell Vostro 1000

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Fri Jul 25 23:19:15 PDT 2008

I Got It!!!

Well, after just reading, reading, browsing, and 
more reading, I started getting it to connect, but 
always lost it on reboot, so I knew I had to make 
the changes permanent, but wasn't sure how.

Also, I found a page that said to make sure 
Roaming was enabled in Network Settings, and I 
hadn't seen that before.

This last page had all the same steps for 
installing ndiswrapper and utils, but also one I 
hadn't seen before

depmod -a

which I learned was to "handle dependency 
descriptions for loadable kernel modules."

Finally, putting ndiswrapper in /etc/modules got 
it loading on startup.

I'm now at expert at getting wireless going on 
Dell laptops for Ubuntu :)


PS. Stop rolling your eyes, Rick.

Skip Evans
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