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Old 05-24-2010, 05:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy Awus036neh


Real NEWBIE here.... trying to convince my friends to change to linux.... but shucks.... the blind leads the blind here.... is there just not one simple application saying setup...install ....or something.... the attached cd from the supplier says everything and yet nothing.... is there any splash screens available of how to install the above wireless dongle type usb adapter... Got Fiesty fawn on trial here....is there no programme that auto detects and install?.... pls inbox me urgently....
 
Old 05-24-2010, 05:54 AM   #2
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Please keep subject line as simple as possible so that you can get quick response to your query.
 
Old 05-24-2010, 06:22 AM   #3
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Please use standard punctuation/capitalisation (It's rather difficult to read your post)

The word 'urgently' is not going to help you here. More likely you'll get more responses like mine.
We are volunteers and it's not really urgent for us.

I'm not sure I understand why you want to persuade your friends to use linux. As you said, you don't know anything about linux so it might turn out to be something that doesn't meet your expectations. I personally wouldn't recommend anything that I don't know to my friends. It would make more sense if you learnt linux first, and then (once you know what you are talking about) you could show them the benefits of linux.

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Old 05-24-2010, 07:40 AM   #4
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I don't understand what the OP wants.
 
Old 05-24-2010, 08:19 AM   #5
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I don't understand what the OP wants.
Then ask the OP to clarify instead of just posting your thoughts. Note there's already been two posts pointing out the OP is barely legible.
 
Old 05-24-2010, 08:51 AM   #6
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the attached cd from the supplier says everything and yet nothing
What CD are you talking about? Is it for a Linux distro? Or some piece of hardware - please specify the make and model if so.

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Got Fiesty fawn on trial here....is there no programme that auto detects and install?
Ok, hold on, that's quite a dated edition of Ubuntu - why don't you try either Karmic (9.10) or Lucid (10.04)? Not sure what you mean by auto-detects and installs? Ubuntu is one of the easier distros to install; and a basic install can be done very quickly.

Also Ubuntu generally will have drivers that are "automatically" installed for most hardware platforms.
 
Old 05-25-2010, 02:32 AM   #7
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Ok. Seeing that my English sucks. let me explain. I heard about Linux (Less Virus, Less Crashing) so much more stable than windows and without licensing problems. I got myself a copy in last year (Feisty Fawn). Now I need to learn. At my age, I don't have time to re-invent the wheel. I need to work. I can grow into the program, yes. No problem! but starting is already a mission. I need the ABC of the face of the OS, not the science of it. e.g. put the cd into windows...it installs....I go to work...thats it!!! In ubuntu though, Those who knows something suffers from the "I" syndrome. go learn...go search.... is normally their answer...(Saying something and not saying anything at all)Ask anyone with some thick specs and who looks like a geek...(Its like a darn secret society) Sorry I am not that intelligent. Now here is the question...
1. I installed Feisty Fawn (Old or not) will download a newer version if i am happy
2. Bought a wireless usb adapter to connect to the internet called " Alfa AWUS036NEH"
3. Now need to install the unit and do configuring (The supplier supplied a cd which autoruns and install on windows - No configuring needed)On the cd is also Linux drivers.
4. I now plug in the USB unit
5. I placed the cd in the ROM Drive
6. I see the ROM Drive contents on desk top (UBUNTU)
7. Now I am lost...
 
Old 05-25-2010, 02:43 AM   #8
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On the other hand, I operate on a wireless network in Cape Town (At least 100 members)with all windows gamers. If Microsoft is the question, How will Linux be the answer? I have a open philosophy and always try out new things as an Architect. Then also what Compatible to AutoCad Architectural Program exist for Linux (UBUNTU)
 
Old 05-25-2010, 03:57 AM   #9
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Hi There,

I like your wit

For people like myself (I promise I ain't a guy with thick black rimmed glasses sitting in my Mom's basement ) - the level of draconian control that MS exerts over its OS is the real problem.

Linux is the answer in so many different ways but most importantly it allows the user near total control over the hardware and applications on a machine.

Back to your problem, can you maybe attach a picture or list the files you see when browsing the Linux drivers for the Wifi USB module?
 
Old 05-25-2010, 11:35 AM   #10
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When you plug in the AWUS036NEH, watching /var/log/messages or executing 'dmesg' should show an USB wireless device with a RTL8187(L?) or RT3070 (as evidenced by this LQ thread) or RT2870 or rt2500 chipset. Those chipsets should be supported by the (vanilla) Linux kernel. If the device has a different chipset, or if your kernel does not support the chipset out of the box, then listing CDROM contents and compiling the necessary modules may be needed. Tell us what /var/log/messages or executing 'dmesg' returns when you plug in the device?
 
Old 05-25-2010, 12:11 PM   #11
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I ain't a guy with thick black rimmed glasses sitting in my Mom's basement )
So where do your thick black rimmed glasses sit?
 
Old 05-25-2010, 12:41 PM   #12
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Ok. Seeing that my English sucks. let me explain. I heard about Linux (Less Virus, Less Crashing) so much more stable than windows and without licensing problems. I got myself a copy in last year (Feisty Fawn). Now I need to learn. At my age, I don't have time to re-invent the wheel. I need to work. I can grow into the program, yes. No problem! but starting is already a mission. I need the ABC of the face of the OS, not the science of it. e.g. put the cd into windows...it installs....I go to work...thats it!!! In ubuntu though, Those who knows something suffers from the "I" syndrome. go learn...go search.... is normally their answer...(Saying something and not saying anything at all)Ask anyone with some thick specs and who looks like a geek...(Its like a darn secret society) Sorry I am not that intelligent.
You should *really* read this, *now*.
The thing is, if you don't have the time to "re-invent the wheel", we don't have the time to make the car for you. You'll have to study, period.
You know how to do things in Windows now, but some time ago you had to learn, didn't you? Same goes here. So start reading.

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1. I installed Feisty Fawn (Old or not) will download a newer version if i am happy
2. Bought a wireless usb adapter to connect to the internet called " Alfa AWUS036NEH"
3. Now need to install the unit and do configuring (The supplier supplied a cd which autoruns and install on windows - No configuring needed)On the cd is also Linux drivers.
4. I now plug in the USB unit
5. I placed the cd in the ROM Drive
6. I see the ROM Drive contents on desk top (UBUNTU)
7. Now I am lost...
That's the procedure you would follow on Windows. Isn't the case on Linux. A Google search could highlight some info on that, like this.
And, you should get a newer version. An older one will be harder to setup, just like trying to install/setup Win95 on your CoreDuo notebook.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 03:31 AM   #13
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Ok guys.
1. When I plug in the USB unit, there is no response at all.
2. Then i place the suppliers cd in, which appears on the desk top. now there i get stuck. I read a lot and yet see nothing. I try something but get nothing.
3. I drag the linux contents to the desktop
4. I open the terminal
5. now. If i use a LAN Card I use the following to access internet
a. sudo pon dsl-provider (Now I am connected and can surf my internet) when finished
b. sudo poff dsl-provider
That is simple enough seeing that I already set up pppoe with the command
a. sudo pppoeconf
Now on the cd is 2 folders, one called
a. 2770 Linux (RT2870_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.tar.bz2) (about 600kb)and other
b. 3070 Linux (2009_1110_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2[1].1.2.0.tar.bz2) (about 562kb)
Now if someone can take my hand further from sudo command or how to from a-z without alternatives...
 
Old 05-26-2010, 05:07 AM   #14
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Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn" is 7.04

It is ancient, and using it now is a bit like complaining that windows 3.1 isn't recognising your USB ports.

Please get yourself an up-to-date distro ( maybe from here ), and you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that most things "just work"(TM).
 
Old 05-26-2010, 05:31 PM   #15
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Please get yourself an up-to-date distro
I agree. Feisty Fawn's EOL date was Sunday, October 19, 2008 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases) which means no more updates, bug fixes or support.
 
  


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