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KNDISwrapper is Half-Done, but Far From Half-Baked

Dec 05, 2008, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Now at version 0.3.6, KNDISwrapper is in rapid development. You can find packages for Mandriva and SUSE 10.3, and source code is also available. However, before installing, you also need at least the minimal libraries for KDE 3.5x, which requires installing a few extra megabytes if you are using KDE 4.x. In addition, you need NDISwrapper, which, depending on your distribution's policies about including free software that works with proprietary code, may require you to enable non-official repositories (on Fedora, for example, you need to set up the RPMFusion repository).

"As KNDISwrapper opens, it offers you a chance to set your language, then detects whether you have loaded NDISwrapper into the kernel. If you haven't yet, it offers to do so for you. If you don't agree, there's not much point to continuing, except perhaps to poke through the program. Still, the fact that the program provides a confirmation dialog rather than automatically changing your system suggests that the developer at least has the right idea, especially since you can only run KNDISwrapper as root."

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