just becase you did NOT set ndiswrapper up the right way it does not mean it is B S .
download the windows driver for your card
ndiswrapper -i filename.inf
echo ndiswrapper >> /etc/modules...
I say dont mess with mandrake suse fedora or any of the,. Go Debian Unstable.
download and burn www.kanotix.com.
Then using Mr Kano's magic scripts you cans et up your ati in less than 5min
YOu will need...