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Re: NetworkManager and ndiswrapper



ndiswrapper doesn't create the necessary /sys/class/net/<device>/device
links that HAL needs to be able to actually know that the device is a
real ethernet card, rather than something like the cipsec Cisco IPSec
device, or the sit0 IP6 device.  There's really no other way to know
that wlan0 is really a hardware device or not.  The only way that PCMCIA
cards get to work is because cardmgr dumps the device name
to /var/lib/pcmcia/stab, which we can then match up with the reported
net device name.  ndiswrapper needs to be fixed.

Dan

On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 11:57 -0500, Thomas J. Baker wrote:
> Can NM work with ndiswrapper? It doesn't seem to see the wireless wlan0
> device at all. 
> 
> It doesn't seem like something I can bugzilla since ndiswrapper isn't
> supported. The sad thing is that it seems like ndiswrapper does a better
> job than even the latest 0.15rc2 orinoco drivers as far as providing the
> things NM needs to work well.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> tjb
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