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Old 03-24-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Configuring Linksys


Ok, so, I got Ubuntu from WUBI, everything is in working order...

I'm still pretty sketchy about Linux, its different, but I'm enjoying the learning process.

at first Ubuntu didnt recognize my keyboard, and the mouse had an attitude, but after 'manually' restarting my computer everything is in working order


Getting back to the point, normally when I use Linksys, I plug the adapter in, windows finds the driver, and everything is good, but this isnt windows, so I dont really even know where to start from...


Any ideas?
 
Old 03-24-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
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Start with what make and model of linksys it is.

It's possible you could just plug it in and it could work. Or it's possible (though unlikely) that it's unsupported in linux. Most likely it'll fall somewhere in the middle and you'll need to do a little bit of fiddling to get it to work.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 04:34 PM   #3
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oops....


Yeah, I guess I can see how that might be helpful...

its a WUSB54Gv4


I already went to Linksys, and they officially offer no drivers for it.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 04:40 PM   #4
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Post the output of lsusb, so we can see which chipset the device contains. That will help to determine whether there's a native driver available or not.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 04:41 PM   #5
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I'm not a bunch of help since I don't have any wireless cards, but a quick google for "ubuntu WUSB54Gv4" turned up this and other things as well. You might just try plugging it in and see what happens (try using the network manager tool).

If that fails, you probably need to use ndiswrapper, but I don't have much experience. Basically, I think what it does is allow you to utilize the driver for Windows.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 06:31 PM   #6
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I downloaded a Ndiswrapper, but now I dont know what the hell to do with it.


Also, I used the Ubuntu device manager thingy, the one that plays a sound if you card is working, and askes you about your mouse...

Well, when it gets to my network, it freezes...



Help!
 
Old 03-24-2008, 06:36 PM   #7
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper
 
Old 03-24-2008, 07:20 PM   #8
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Post the output of lsusb, so we can see which chipset the device contains. That will help to determine whether there's a native driver available or not.
Where would I find that number?
 
Old 03-24-2008, 07:27 PM   #9
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I'm dual booting Ubuntu with Vista right now

Vista is online, and Ubuntu obviously isnt.

so, yes, to get online, I need to restart my computer and such

if I save something to my Vista partition, but want it on my Ubuntu partition, how can I get it there?
 
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Where would I find that number?
I don't know what "number" you're referring to, but lsusb is a command, so open a terminal window, type "lsusb" (without the quotes) and hit Enter.

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if I save something to my Vista partition, but want it on my Ubuntu partition, how can I get it there?
Mount your Windows partition under Linux and then you'll be able to copy (or move) the file. If you need help with mounting, post the output of "/sbin/fdisk -l" (that's a lowercase L and again, no quotes).
 
  


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