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Old 04-24-2002, 04:09 PM   #1
twardatgc
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Unhappy PCI Card Drivers


Completely new user to Linux. I have Red Hat 7.1 installed, soon to get uprgrade to RH 7.2, hopefulley. MY question is concerning my Linksys Wireless card, model WMP-11. It is based on the Intersol PrismII chip. I have found drivers for it but I do not know how to go about installing them. Anyone who can offers suggestions, you are awesome. But do try and keep the explanations simple. I am a long time windows user. I don't really understand Linux yet, but I am learning slowly.
 
Old 04-24-2002, 08:30 PM   #2
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need a little more info. Like what type of file it is? Is it a tar.gz or a rpm??
 
Old 04-24-2002, 08:34 PM   #3
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either way, after u install it make sure u do a, insmod drivername
(this doesn't work on mine though so u can also add
/sbin/modprobe drivername
to ur /etc/rc.d/rc.modules after u install the driver
eg. (for my soundcard driver (emu10k1) i added):
/sbin/modprobe emu10k1
to my /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

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Old 04-24-2002, 10:41 PM   #4
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Re: PCI Card Drivers

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Originally posted by twardatgc
But do try and keep the explanations simple. I am a long time windows user. I don't really understand Linux yet, but I am learning slowly.
There is no simple way yet to get that card working. No matter what, you are going to have to compile drivers, so first lets make sure you have a compiler, and just for the heck of it, the kernel source code. From a command line, what happens with this:

gcc -v

Also, is there anything in the directory /usr/src/linux?

There are three sets of drivers that cover prism2 chipsets, you've probably found the linux-wlan project drivers, which are a complicated mess. There is also the orinoco project and the prism2 project. I'm currently replying to a SuSe user in a different thread who is trying the newest orinoco drivers to see if they cover this card. If not, I really doubt the prism2 project does, so its probably wlan-linux.

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Finegan
 
  


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