On Wed, 2004-02-04 at 23:00, Aaron Bennett wrote:
> I've developed rpms for ndiswrapper for Red Hat 9. There are two of
> them, currently.
Great. It's soon time to start integrate functions in the build process
to make packages for different distros. I have some rather big changes
that will go into CVS soon. After this I would be glad if you could help
me add your spec.
> The first, ndiswrapper-0.4 , installs the kernel module and userspace
> driver loader.
> The second, which I've called ndiswrapper-intel-2100 , installs the
> WinXP driver and set's up modules.conf so that it is autoloaded and
> aliases to eth1.
In the next release this will change. I will have an init-script that
will start ndiswrapper and load any installed drivers.
> I'm more then willing to share them if there's interest. The way it is
> set up it would be pretty easy to create additional rpms for any
> particular chipset that works.
> One thing I'm wondering, though. The ndiswrapper-intel-2100 rpm, by
> necessity, contains the Intel drivers which are not GPL. I'm not
> worried about it as far as using them here at Olin College, since all
> the students own laptops and WinXP licenses and own the Intel 2100
> cards... but does anyone have any insight as to the feasibility of
> releasing these rpms?
It's probably illegal to redistribute intel's driver. As Timo suggested
a command that will download the correct driver would be very nice. This
command could first fetch a list of known to work drivers from
ndiswrapper's homepage and then go fetch+install the correct driver for