[SATLUG] Need more resolution choices

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 17:23:43 CDT 2008


Andrew Pickens wrote:
> ed wrote:
>> Actually, you need to find the driver that Windoze uses (mine uses
>> bcmwl5), point your system to it, or even better, move a copy of it to a
>> special directory, and wrap that using ndiswrapper.  THEN, the system
>> should be able to find it using the restricted drivers applet.
>> Otherwise, look at the MAN pages for ndiswrapper and follow their
>> clues...
>>   I was thrilled by this concept, because it worked so well for my
>> wireless.  I found the windows driver w/o trouble.  But, then I went
>> to the manual:
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Networking/NdisWrapper_The_Ultimate_Guide/
>
>
> and it says that ndiswrapper is specifically for wireless drivers. 
> Are you sure it is safe to try?  I would hate to mess up my wireless,
> which is working great.   Also, I don't understand "... restricted
> drivers applet."  System>Administration>Hardware Drivers apparently
> provides a route to implement restricted drivers, but my list is
> empty, and my ndiswrapper installed driver doesn't appear there.
Oops...  Somehow, I missed that point.  Are we talking laptop or tower? 
Is your NIC part of the board, or a separate card?

Cheers;
Ed




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