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Old 01-11-2006, 03:53 PM   #1
Marc L.
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problem installing orinoco-usb-wlan driver on debian sarge

i'm trying to install drivers for the "orinoco usb client silver" wlan adapter on debian 3.1r0a. the drivers are found on as is usual for debian packages, the download site expects you to add it to aptitude's source-list, then apt-get install orinoco-usb. since i want to use this very wlan client to connect to the internet, i can, of course, not do it that way. so i downloaded the folder's content (using windows!) to a local folder and added that local folder to /etc/apt/sources.list. (no, i did not forget to apt-get update)
then, i typed apt-get install orinoco-usb, and the package seems to be found all right, but it fails to unpack it with an error message "trying to overwrite some /var/.../firmware* file which is part of the hotplug package" or something. removing this file, or uninstalling the hotplug package does not change anything.
i did, however, not have any problem installing the appropriate rpm packages on suse and fedora.

does anyone know what's wrong?
Old 01-12-2006, 04:50 PM   #2
Marc L.
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issue resolved, got back to fedora


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