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Old 08-19-2003, 09:09 PM   #1
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Can't make my wireless network card to work


Hi. I'm new in Linux. I installed Slackware 9.0 a couple of days ago and I can't make my wireless network card to work. The card is US Robotics 2216. Does anyone know if it is supported by Linux? Is there a driver I can get from somewhere? Thanks
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:23 PM   #2
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Possibly, the most important part is what's the read straight off og the card, I'm going to assume its PCI:

/sbin/lspci

and post back whatever it says under "Ethernet Controller"

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Old 08-20-2003, 05:56 PM   #3
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Hi. Sorry for the incomplete info. Yes, it is a pci card. I just found that is based on the texas instruments chipset. The distro I'm using is Slackware 9.0 and the kernel bare.i.
The output of /sbin/lspci was

Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet (rev 02)
Network Controller: Texas Instruments ACX 100 22Mbps Wireless Interface

I assume the second is the one I want (I have 2 network cards but I use the wireless). Thanks a lot

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Old 08-20-2003, 06:56 PM   #4
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The wireless card is the nasty TI acx100 chipset, check the thread at the top of hardware for more info. Also, www.houseofcraig.net a member here, has a pretty good write-up on it. TI refused to release driver specs, but some little company out of tiawan wrote a linux driver and later pulled it when they got their hand slapped by TI. There's also a blackbox ground-up peek and poke driver out there too, both are linked to from:

http://acx100.sourceforge.net

When I got the driver to load for slack 9.0, I think I used the mangled SuSe 8.2 driver, whichever is cert'ed to work with 2.4.20 and gcc 3.2-ish. This little bugger is a mess though, and the open source driver is still rather alpha, it might be better to swap cards.

Cheers,

Finegan

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Old 08-20-2003, 10:46 PM   #5
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Hi. Thanks for your help. I downloaded the driver and when I try to compile (as root) I get a message like

make execvp : ./compile ermision denied

Any suggestion? Thanks again

augu2000
 
Old 08-20-2003, 11:24 PM   #6
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try chmod +x configure
 
Old 08-21-2003, 02:46 PM   #7
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I tryed that and when I want to do ./configure I'm getting a message like

: bad interpreter : No such a file or directory

Thanks

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Old 08-21-2003, 04:18 PM   #8
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bad interpreter... what the heck...

What's the first line of the file named "configure"

#!/bin/bash perchance? The first line is pointing to a different location for a shell then where you have it on your system. So you have to match the location of the interpreter with the first line of the configure script.

Cheers,

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Old 08-22-2003, 06:54 PM   #9
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It's probably better if I compile it for you on my slack9 box and post it for download, I was going to put it up on my site anyway, I'll post back when I've got it ready for you, I'll go ahead and download/separate the firmware for that card too. Instructions will follow..
 
  


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