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Old 08-23-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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My medion md-96400 laptop, video and wireless failure


My video card works fine, ati express M200, but only using the vesa driver, so i can't use a fglrx to get 3d render, when i try fglrx it just starts flashing the screen in different colors (sigle color filling entire screen). Also i cannot get my wireless card to work, the only info i can get on my wireless card is minipci (general for many wireless cards) and ralink. Since i only have a 1m udp, i would really like to get my wireless to work, so i can move out of the corner of my living room
 
Old 08-25-2006, 01:37 AM   #2
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So can You use internet with your LOM (lan on motherboard)? If so then you can easy setup the files for your ATI Video Card and for the Wireless MiniPCI Card you should 1st figure out how the real manufacture is called. For that try involke the command as root
lspci and then you will probably see the name.
If there is a Linux Driver it will be easy if not we (you) will have to use ndiswrapper module that is able to use windows drivers.

Which Distribution do you use?
 
Old 08-25-2006, 05:26 AM   #3
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I use arch and yes my onboard lan works fine
the card is as said a ralink rt61pci
and i cannot get fglrx to work, and the native drivers for rt61pci will not let me connect, so my guess is ndiswrapper

The problem with ait is that it works fine with the vesa driver, bu t i can't get 3d, can i now :S

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Old 08-25-2006, 05:31 AM   #4
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okay fine.
You will need ndiswrapper for this wireless card at this is not so difficult.
Regarding the ATI did you download latest driver from ATI yet?

also take a look at
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/medion.html
and
http://tuxmobil.org/medion.html

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Old 08-25-2006, 06:34 AM   #5
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don't know how to install the latest driver :S tried and fucked up :S
i will read them, but my main problem with ndis is that i can't find the inf files for my card...

i have already tried the native rt61pci dirver (through the link you potsted), but i will only allow me to scan and can't associate ip's...

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Old 08-25-2006, 06:45 AM   #6
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Here is the Link of the Windows Wirless Driver
http://www1.medion.de/downloads/down...xp.exe&lang=de
If it doesn't open like we wont.
I can sent you the files via email if you want to.
Cause you only need some parts of the driver to get started with the ndiswrapper.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 11:34 AM   #7
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Only need for the rt61...
Besides my wine won't really use the exe, it just crashes :P

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Old 08-26-2006, 09:48 AM   #8
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I have now tried 6-8 manuals, nonoe of them work, not with ndiswrapper nor regular native drivers, i am 2 inches away from reinstalling windows on this before i go mad...
 
Old 08-26-2006, 11:37 AM   #9
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If you are using Debian, you need to install the "kernel-image-2.6.8-3-686" rather than the default 2.4x, or 2.6.8-2. You should then be able to install the wrapper module and make it work with a script like this:
Code:
insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc/ndiswrapper.ko
iwconfig wlan0 essid ******** mode managed enc s:************* open channel 3
iwconfig
dhclient wlan0
where the ******** is the ssid and the ************* is the WEP code.

If you can't get the driver out of the .exe, you could try the Windows driver (I know, that isn't recommended, but it worked for me, and might for you). Also, please note that this script must be run after login. You must either be root, or use su root.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 03:28 PM   #10
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i am running arch, so i have the 2.6.17 kernel alrready
i've already tried scripts like that, but they diddent work
 
Old 08-26-2006, 04:07 PM   #11
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2.6.8-3 Wasn't a minimum, Debian ships the module for that kernel version. I don't know much about Arch, you need to use modules for the kernel version that you are using.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 04:28 PM   #12
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WEll i downloaded the modules, tried native rt61 and rt2500, trioed them in 5 different ways, tried ndiswrapper with rt61 and rt2500 modules, nothing works, i am going insane :'(
i can only scan but not connect to ANY ap at all....
 
Old 08-27-2006, 05:44 AM   #13
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I just dropped you a how to via email. incl. the attached winxp driver Files!
 
Old 08-27-2006, 03:51 PM   #14
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thx m8, i just dropped you back about the next problem in line, but it atleast looks to be going forward...
 
Old 08-28-2006, 05:13 AM   #15
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So as far I understand now you loaded the xp drivers succesfully using ndiswrapper?
a) Is that correct?
b) if you say ndiswrapper -l does it show you the correct loaded driver
c) if you run /sbin/ifconfig -a is your wireless card listed there?
If that all applies you should be able to configure your card using iwconfig like
Techmeology said and like the how to shows I sent you via mail.
- is your wirless network encrypted?
 
  


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