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Old 04-19-2015, 10:03 AM   #1
dogears7
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dell c840 now recognizes intel pro wireless 2200BG:Driver Install Question


O/s: Xandros 3.0.3 Business
Laptop: Dellc840
Given: Wireless card recognized by laptop and executable driver file sitting waiting for installation.

Question:When I click on the .exe file (driver file) it opens and installs somewhere that I can't find, even with the Tools - Find Files/Folders option using the *.inf file format as a search handle.
How do I control where this file opens to? If I could control where it opens to, I could then find it to install it for use.
 
Old 04-19-2015, 10:44 PM   #2
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Is Xandros 3.0.3 is a Linux distro?

If so how come it would execute a Windows executable; .exe files are usually DOS/Windows file extension for executables.

Also Windows drivers don't work for Linux.

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Old 04-20-2015, 12:40 AM   #3
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Also Windows drivers don't work for Linux.
nidiswrapper

Been ages since I ran Xandros on my eeepc's

You might try

https://books.google.com/books?id=B3...page&q=xandros file search&f=false

Tedious but doable.

I don't remember if the commands

Code:
locate
Code:
find
worked in my Xandros terminal or not. You might try

Code:
locate <name of windows inf. file goes here>
example from mine
Code:
$ locate libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
in Xandros to see. You are going to hear the crickets chirping also on this forum
because Slackware users and a lot of other linux distro users here do not use Xandros. I am one of the few who even
know what you are talking about.

You might be better off joining and posting on the Xandros forums and asking
there how to search for files there.

Happy Trails, Rok

Last edited by rokytnji; 04-20-2015 at 12:46 AM.
 
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:33 AM   #4
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Chirp, chirp, chirp!
According to DistroWatch, Xandros 3.0.3 Business was released 2005-06-08. I cannot find what kernel version it used. According to this Debian page, the ipw2200 kernel module to support the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG was introduced into the 2.6.15 kernel released 2006-01-3. https://wiki.debian.org/ipw2200
That page also mentions the requirement for a non-free firmware.
 
Old 04-25-2015, 10:29 AM   #5
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Xandros Forum

Quote:
Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
nidiswrapper

Been ages since I ran Xandros on my eeepc's

You might try

https://books.google.com/books?id=B3...page&q=xandros file search&f=false

Tedious but doable.

I don't remember if the commands

Code:
locate
Code:
find
worked in my Xandros terminal or not. You might try

Code:
locate <name of windows inf. file goes here>
example from mine
Code:
$ locate libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
in Xandros to see. You are going to hear the crickets chirping also on this forum
because Slackware users and a lot of other linux distro users here do not use Xandros. I am one of the few who even
know what you are talking about.

You might be better off joining and posting on the Xandros forums and asking
there how to search for files there.

Happy Trails, Rok
Where would I find a Xandros forum? Many thanks!
 
  


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