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Old 03-01-2004, 12:46 AM   #1
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Driver Installation?


I am extremly new to Linux , and am having trouble installing the driver for my 802.11 card. Here are the details. Any help or suggetions are greatly appreciated.

Distro: Fedora
Card Ashton Digital Air Dash WRCB-1011r
The specs and some linux drivers are located at the ashtondigital.com.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 02:42 AM   #2
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Have you downloaded the linux drivers ?

is this a graphics card ?

If you have downloaded the drivers can you give me the file name with the EXTENSION so that we can help u.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 10:20 AM   #3
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I am trying to install a wireless network card. Here are the list of files for the driver. The card uses the realtek 8180 chipset. Thanks in advance for all of your help.

Makefile 19-Dec-03 12:55 2K
priv_part.o 19-Dec-03 12:55 281K
r8180_export.h 19-Dec-03 12:55 1K
r8180_if.c 19-Dec-03 12:55 17K
r8180_if.h 19-Dec-03 12:55 4K
r8180_pci_init.c 19-Dec-03 12:55 13K
r8180_pci_init.h 19-Dec-03 12:55 1K
r8180_type.h 19-Dec-03 12:55 8K
readme 19-Dec-03 12:55 4K
rls_note_0822 19-Dec-03 12:55 1K
wlandown 19-Dec-03 12:55 1K
wlanup 19-Dec-03 12:55 1K
 
Old 03-01-2004, 03:56 PM   #4
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OK after experimenting using the Readme, and Make file mentioned above I ran the following comand with no success:

insmod -F rtl8180_24x

also I tried to us the make fille to load my own driver, but cant seem to get that to work either.

How do I find the include path, and the install path for Fedora? Also how do I find out what kernel version I have? I ran uname -r and got the following:

2.4.22-1.2115.nptl

Do I include all of this information as the kernel version? The examples from Redhat 8/9 seem to stop after the -1.

I am sorry if any of this sounds dumb, I have only been experimenting with linux for about a week now. so far this is the only thing that I am having trouble with.

Thanks
 
Old 03-01-2004, 04:21 PM   #5
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Ok I tried using the drive loader availible at www.linuxant.com, and now I can get linux to see the card. I even get the status lights on the card to blink before I get an error message about eth1 having an incorrect set mode. I will post the error message later today. Does anyone know if this is a common problem with the Realtek 8180 chipset?

Last edited by 0din; 03-02-2004 at 10:46 AM.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 08:25 PM   #6
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OK this is the error I get when trying to use the www.Linuxant.com driverloader

Error for Wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06
set failed on device eth0 ; Invalid argument.

Determining IP information for eth0...PING 192.168.2.1
(192.168.2.1) 56(84) bytes of data.

--- 192.168.2.1 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmoted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2032ms, pipe 4
failed.

Does anyone know what steps I might take to attempt to correct this?
 
Old 03-09-2004, 02:34 AM   #7
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Originally posted by 0din
Ok I tried using the drive loader availible at www.linuxant.com, and now I can get linux to see the card. I even get the status lights on the card to blink before I get an error message about eth1 having an incorrect set mode. I will post the error message later today. Does anyone know if this is a common problem with the Realtek 8180 chipset?

Did you resolved this problem ? i got the same card & want to install fedora but i'm not sure about the support, it seems to be this site is not online www.linuxant.com. Can you send me the driver you downloaded from them ? thanks.. if you have any tip who can help is welcome.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 10:23 AM   #8
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After playing with the Driverloader for a while I got it to work. If you have the Ashton Digital card DO NOT use the driver that came on the CD with the card. Go to realtek and download the newest version from here http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...yword=rtl8180. If you are still having trouble getting the drivers send me an email at odin@gladshiem.com and I will email you the files I used to get my card running.
 
  


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