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Old 01-12-2005, 09:50 PM   #1
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debian issues, part deux (PCMCIA Linksys Wireless card)


hey. again. i haven't had the opportunity to try and get my GeForce card working properly, as this issue has taken precedence (namely because my dad's an arsehat /emokid moment).

anyway, i have a PCMCIA Linksys wireless card on here now (because the preinstalled one was a broadcom and i could only find drivers for Redhat for it). it looks like all of my pcmcia "stuff" is the newest version, but i just want to be sure. SO.

1) are there any additional packages/drivers i need to get this card to work?
2) i can't find section in XF86Config-4 for any network hardware stuff. i'm guessing where i fiddle with that is somewhere else?

i tried "ifup eth1" just for kicks, but....no =C

once again, pardon my ignorance.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:11 PM   #2
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check over in the networking --> wireless networking forums. You'll find a whole bunch of linksys stuff in there. your looking for ndiswrapper, that seems to work for most people.


all your settings are located in /etc/network/interfaces in debian. however, like i said, your gonna need ndiswrapper to get your wireless card going.

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Old 01-12-2005, 10:13 PM   #3
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my boyfriend recommended ndiswrapper, but ah dunno. doesn't that require some buggering with the kernel?

and thanks, i'll check that forum out.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:25 PM   #4
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i didnt mess with my kernel no. nor have i read about that, but it does take a little finesse . aka

i used linuxants driverloader myself. it gives me a web based administration tool and worked quickly, but cost me 20 bucks. It's also a matter of making sure your using the correct driver. So far, its either ndiswrapper, or driverloader. those are the only two solutions i've seen.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 05:19 PM   #5
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*bump*

KERNEL PANIC

i was able to download ndiswrapper in some form of working order last night, in addition to the latest updates and upgrades for Debian 2.6. after a reboot, though, i now have 3 kernels (2.6, 2.4-1 and 2.4-2, and their respective safe modes, so 6) and a kernel panic when i try to boot in 2.6. i touched no other files or settings; at the moment i'm booting from 2.4-2.

1) What could be the source of my kernel panic in 2.6, and how could i go about troubleshooting?
2) i was able to use wine to download the drivers for my preinstalled Broadcom card. i used the ndiswrapper -i [filename] command on what i assumed to be the necessary files (whose names escape me at the moment, something like bcmwl5.inf and bcmwlnpt.sys) but something's not picking them up. did i miss a step somewhere?

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Old 01-14-2005, 01:01 AM   #6
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*bump

hopefully a moderator will move this to the wireless networking forums

at any rate, i think /var/log/messages shows error messages.

i used drivers by the same name you did. Is it picking up your pcmcia? lspci will give you the chipset and dmesg ought to say if it's picking up your card.


check this thread
for more info.

Have you found any ideas from the wireless networking forum? i tried like 5 different drivers before it apparently liked the one i gave it.
 
  


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