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Old 05-26-2004, 03:06 PM   #1
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D-Link Wireless PCMIA LAN card, Knoppix


How do I make Knoppix recognize the wireless PCMIA LAN adapter on my laptop? What parameters should I pass to the boot: prompt?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
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The same problems....

same problem

Last edited by jbbit; 05-26-2004 at 05:34 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 10:20 AM   #3
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Still no answers?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 12:03 PM   #4
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What type of card is in it or is it an onboard wifi card
try lspci and see if if shows up
 
Old 05-29-2004, 02:42 PM   #5
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I had this problem with my Belkin PCMCIA Card with a Toshiba Laptop. I use the Suse Distro and had to use Ndiswrapper which allows you to use a windows driver (apparently not all wireless vendors support Linux).

If you follow this link to the the Suse Forums you can read how I solved it for my setup and maybe it'll work for you.

http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...showtopic=1264

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 01:12 PM   #6
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Try the SuSE 9.1 Live Eval CD. Prism54 drivers were incorporated into the 2.6.4 kernel, which means the D-Link DWL-650+ now works right out of the box. I installed 9.1 on my wifes HP ze4220 laptop with the above card in it during install, and had wireless connectivity on first boot. See prism54.org to see if your card is supported.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 03:11 PM   #7
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I'm not using Suse, I don't actually indend on installing Linux on that machine any time soon. I just wanted to test Knoppix on it.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 11:17 AM   #8
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You don't have to install SuSE to use the Live Eval disk. It is essentially a SuSE Knoppix CD. Runs from the CD, has all sorts of cool programs, etc. I tried knoppix but found it lacked some of the drivers that I needed to run on the machines at my University.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 01:42 PM   #9
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Excellent, thank you.

Now, this is going on the laptop, so there is one other question I have:

in knoppix, to make it work, you had to type "knoppix atapicd" at the boot prompt, since it's a PCMIA type CD/Floppy drive. What do I type for that in SuSE?
 
  


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