View Full Version : Why doesn't Ubuntu have the ndiswrapper gui?

April 2nd, 2009, 06:49 AM
Why doesn't Ubuntu have the ndiswrapper gui by default? Is it proprietary software or something?

Or am I being totally silly and not seeing it?

April 2nd, 2009, 06:53 AM
No, it's not included by default. You can install it from synaptic, ndisgtk
Now that you bring that up, it seems it would be a good idea to include it in the LiveCD environment. Some logic could be setup that if no ndiswrapper drivers are setup then ndiswrapper and it's gui should be excluded from a desktop install (or uninstalled at the end, like they do with ubiquity and language packs and stuff).

April 2nd, 2009, 07:17 AM
Ndisgtk is not installed, but it is on the LiveCD, just make sure the cd is enabled in System-->Administration-->Software Sources.

To find it on the LiveCD navigate to /pool/main/n