I running of fedora fc7. I have:
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
But ndiswrapper does not load automatically when NetworkManager starts.
I also have a similar setup for a madwifi card, and it works fine.
From: Pavel Roskin <proski@gn...> - 2007-07-12 17:11:18
On Sun, 2007-07-08 at 08:16 -0400, Neal Becker wrote:
> I running of fedora fc7. I have:
> alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
> But ndiswrapper does not load automatically when NetworkManager starts.
> What's wrong?
> I also have a similar setup for a madwifi card, and it works fine.
I'm not expert in NetworkManager, but there is one thing different
between ndiswrapper and other drivers. ndiswrapper doesn't have a table
of the compatible devices hardcoded into the kernel module. Therefore,
if a device supported by ndiswrapper (and the installed NDIS driver) is
found, the startup scripts doesn't know which module to load.
The compatibility table is generated by "ndiswrapper -ma" after the NDIS
drivers are installed. It will overwrite /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
Aliases for network devices work if the startup scripts run modprobe on
the interface names, e.g. "modprobe wlan0", when wlan0 is configured but
not found. Perhaps this is not done anymore.