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Merc84TD 08-31-2008 11:02 AM

Having trouble finding the right wireless drivers
 
I just installed Ubuntu on a laptop that i just got. But i can't find the right wireless drivers. The card is a Realtek RTL8187S. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

arochester 08-31-2008 11:36 AM

What is the output from putting
Quote:

lspci
into a terminal?

Fantasio 08-31-2008 11:45 AM

Try with ndiswrapper and the driver for XP provided on your drivers cd.

Merc84TD 09-01-2008 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arochester (Post 3265282)
What is the output from putting into a terminal?

I get ...


Port (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HBM (ICH8M-E) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8800M GTS (rev a2)
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Unknown device 8199 (rev 22)
03:00.0 Mass storage controller: Silicon Image, Inc. Sil 3531 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
0c:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 70)
kyle@kyle-laptop:~$

Merc84TD 09-03-2008 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fantasio (Post 3265289)
Try with ndiswrapper and the driver for XP provided on your drivers cd.

I tried this already. NDISWapper only recognizes .inf files. The driver that is provided on my Vista 64bit system is a .sys file. I don't think a .inf driver file exists, and if it does i cant find it.

elysianblue 09-03-2008 10:34 PM

Hello (first post)

elysianblue 09-03-2008 10:34 PM

Now...

Don't use the Vista drivers. Go online (hp, dell, wherever) and get the driver exe for Windows XP for your computer. Then, uncompress it and use the appropriate .inf file for ndiswrapper.

What distro are you using? If it is ubuntu, there is a good walkthrough on ndiswrapper here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=297092

henry_shadowjet 09-03-2008 10:36 PM

Usually, and in most cases, you would have to have an *.inf file to install a driver in Windows. I'm not sure about Vista64 since I haven't touched it, but otherwise all your driver inf would be stored at C:\Windows\inf

My best way is to see what the device is called in Device Manager. For example, we have "Intel(R) blabla Wireless" then do a search on that folder, advanced search, with the following config:

File: *.inf
Text in file: "Intel(R) blabla Wireless"

After the search normally it should find it.

Almost forgot... Is your Linux 64 bit as well? I'm not too sure if it will work if it isn't because the drivers are for 64 bit.

Good luck

Merc84TD 09-04-2008 12:10 PM

Ok, i cant find the xp drivers on gateways site, or any other site for that matter. But i did find the .inf driver file for vista. But when i install it using Windows Wireless Drivers in ubuntu, it says that its an invalid driver.


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