Ndiswrapper does not start during boot/network. Requires manual starts?

Mohamed El Morabity pikachu.2014 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 00:32:31 UTC 2010

Le samedi 28 août 2010 à 17:17 -0700, Daniel B. Thurman a écrit :
> I have a Gateway laptop that has a topdog
> wireless chip, and have sucessfully got wireless
> to work.
> However, for some reason, the wireless device
> does not start during bootup, ntp fails to synchronize
> as a clue.
> However, once up, I can log in as a user, I have to
> open a gnome terminal and issue the following
> commands:
> # depmod -a
> # modprobe ndiswrapper
> What I'd like to ask, is this normally how ndiswrapper
> works?  Is it possible to get ndiswrapper to start
> as it boots? I have saved wireless connection into
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts but this does not seem
> to work because ndiswrapper is not activated first?
> Any advice?


a quick fix would be to force the module to be always loaded on startup.
You could so add a script named ndiswrapper.modules for example
in /etc/sysconfig/modules/ and containing a simple "modprobe
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