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Thread: Since Ubuntu 12.04, Ndiswrapper must be reinstalled after each update

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    Since Ubuntu 12.04, Ndiswrapper must be reinstalled after each update

    Since Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade, Ndiswrapper fails to load my wifi
    driver. Each time I update Ubuntu 12.04 (perhaps only major
    updates?) I have to reinstall Ndiswrapper. This always restores
    my wifi. So, the solution is to download the latest SourceForge
    Ndiswraper (version 1.58rc1) and follow the instructions in the
    Ndiswrapper Trouble Shooting Guide to install it. You have to
    remove the older versions of Ndiswrapper. Reinstalling Ndiswrapper
    from the 12.04 cd does not work - it is version 1.57. I have installed
    Ubuntu 32 bits on an Amd Athlon dual core machine - on a separate
    drive. Can someone take note and fix 12.04 so that it does not wipe
    out Ndiswrapper evertime Ubuntu is updated?
    Last edited by Subdla; September 10th, 2012 at 08:09 PM. Reason: The message was incomplete

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    Re: Since Ubuntu 12.04, Ndiswrapper must be reinstalled after each update

    I think you have accomplished the opposite of what you want.
    Each time I update Ubuntu 12.04 (perhaps only major
    updates?) I have to reinstall Ndiswrapper. This always restores
    my wifi.
    I doubt you have to reinstall. I suspect the module ndiswrapper isn't loading. Adding a declaration to /etc/modules would probably have fixed it.

    However:
    the solution is to download the latest SourceForge
    Ndiswraper (version 1.58rc1) and follow the instructions in the
    Ndiswrapper Trouble Shooting Guide to install it.
    When you compile a source code file against your specific running kernel, you now for sure MUST recompile every time a newer kernel, also known as linux-image, is installed by Update Manager.
    Chili's Folly: Intel NUC, i3-4010U, 120 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM, external 500 GB HDD, Ubuntu Saucy; small, silent and fast.

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