(SP1) Network Wizard fixes

I have posted to the forum:

The content of my forum post:

I have hacked the 'net-setup.sh' script from Oct. 16 Wizard.

This "fixes" the handling of blacklisting.

I also put in further information in the ndiswrapper dialog box, clarifying which interface, if any, needs to be brought down, and warning of the risk of the system becoming unstable if a wireless module is unloaded -- and explanation how to use the BootManager to get around this.

I've only done some basic testing. Haven't created a diff file. Done quickly, and Dougal might like to tidy it up a bit.

My edits have "v411" in the comments.

The forum post has the 'net-setup.sh' script, gunzip it and move to /usr/sbin.

Note also, I have put extra ndiswrapper warning into the old 4.00-based Network Wizard.

Posted on 23 Oct 2008, 9:17


Posted on 23 Oct 2008, 20:12 by Dougal
Blacklisting Modules
I meant to comment on the previous Network Wizard post, but this here is even a better place:
I don't think the wizard should have to work hard to blacklist modules or start up the boot manager -- it's all too complicated.

The boot manager is a gui script that runs by simplt running "bootmanager" with no arguments, right? So why not add some?
For example, it already includes code to blacklist module, so it can be used to do so from other programs:
At the beginning, you can add something like:
if [ "$1" = "-b" ] ; then
for ONE in $@ ; do
# do what you need to add it to SKIPLIST
# write the updated SKIPLIST

It just seems pointless that every time you need to blacklist a module you'll have to either launch the bootmanager or have your own code -- this way it's just a matter of running
bootmanager -b acx acx-mac80211
and the modules will be blacklisted...

Posted on 24 Oct 2008, 8:41 by BarryK
Re: blacklisting
yes, that would be a good refinement, for the future.