trying to install ndiswrapper 1.44

Asked by Chuck

I am trying to install ndiswrapper q.44 on my own but it is apparently impossible for me to do it without something to follow. Plz tell me how to do this:
I have downloaded ndiswrapper-1.44. It is in a tmp folder & the instructions say:
Download the latest version of the ndiswrapper sources from here and
extract it with the command

  tar zxvf ndiswrapper-version.tar.gz

This is what I get:

$ tar zxvf ndiswrapper-version.tar.gz
tar: ndiswrapper-version.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

All seems great except the wireless and I need it. (see 6965)

Plz help explain what I am doing wrong, Thanx.

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Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said :

Most probably you need to change the string version to 1.44:

tar zxvf ndiswrapper-1.44.tar.gz

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Chuck (chux-industryinet) said :

Ouch, kinda embarrassing, but I'm glad I'm doing this as only just an interesting hobby. Now, I tried the input with the version number and I get a message, " Cannot open, no such file...." I don't know where the file, ndiswrapper, is and it seems neither does this input. After downloading am I to move the file somewhere? If so, how?

I believe I have downloaded the file and it was in a tmp folder. Can you suggest a way to get this program installed? My goal is to get my wireless up. Thank your for your help.

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Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said :

If it was in /tmp it is either still there or it was deleted. As the name implies, it is a temprary directory and gets purged :(
If it is deleted just download it again (I have a dowload folder just for that) and reapply the tar command.

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Chuck (chux-industryinet) said :

Let me re-phrase my need: I want to get Ubuntu working on wireless on an ibm t23. Ubuntu is installed on a second drive (in the cd bay). Is wireless possible?? Can I buy a card that has a high probability of working? Please give the name of a suitable card that works with the least amount of terminal code (please include, of course). If I knew what I was doing I wouldn't need so much help. Thanks for all the effort and patinece. The rest of Ubuntu is working great! I do like it and I am really impressed.

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Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said :

I only have direct experience with RT2500 based cards. I just switched on the PC and I had wireless working .....
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