[svlug] Ubuntu and wireless on Dell Vostro 1000
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
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.
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