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Old 10-05-2004, 07:30 PM   #1
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I'm REALLY new to linux, I've been trying to get my wmp11 v4 to work on redhat 9.0, kernel 2.4 and I have NO idea what I'm doing. I've seen some of the solutions to fix this problem, but they all seem really vague to me. If someone could help me out with REALLY detailed instructions or an RPM or something to help.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: help

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Originally posted by boogiebuddy
I'm REALLY new to linux, I've been trying to get my wmp11 v4 to work on redhat 9.0, kernel 2.4 and I have NO idea what I'm doing. I've seen some of the solutions to fix this problem, but they all seem really vague to me. If someone could help me out with REALLY detailed instructions or an RPM or something to help.
Hi there boogiebuddy!

Welcome to LinuxQuestiosn. By wmp I believe you are trying to install Windows Media Player. Well, surprise for you, no Windows applications will work in Linux, at least not natively. Linux uses a totally differente structure then Windows does. But don't you worry, first thing I tried to do with Linux was to install Winamp by double-clickin' on it. So believe me, we've all been there once .

So, the best Media player for Linux is MPLayer: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/

it's amazingly fast and supports nearly all formats around. Other good choices are:

Xine which supports the same codecs as mplayer does, also plays DVD's with menu support (mplayer plays DVD's too, mind you) but from my experience it's slower then mplayer, but with more serious developers and less buggy. Still, mplayer is "better" so far.

Here you will find a list of replacements for Windows programs in Linux:

http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-l...en/table.shtml

that would help you to find native programs for Linux and here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

you will find a nice thread teaching how to install programs in Linux. And a final hint: It's possible to run Windows applications under Linux, including DirectX-based games through an emulator called wine (wait until a smart a** pops up and tell us that Wine is not an emulator, though it does pretty much the same... potato, potayto, ya know). Wine is found here:

http://www.winehq.com/

and Cedega/WineX (to run games) is found here:

http://www.transgaming.com/

Cedega, unlike Wine is great, but ain't free. (costs 15 bucks only though). Please, avoid Wine as much as you can and run Linux native programs or dual boot. It will avoid hair falling in the long run.

A final hint. Here:

http://rpm.pbone.net/

is a great site to find .rpm's packages. Bookmark this one

Good luck mate!

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Old 10-05-2004, 08:46 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ. Could you please describe the problem in more detail, including a more detailed description of the problem you are trying to solve, the steps you have taken, any error messages you've received, etc. The more specific the info is, the better answers people will be able to give -- J.W.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 08:50 PM   #4
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Step by step, first since most people don't memorize model #'s make sure you let people know it's your Linksys wireless card that doesn't work. 2nd Linksys usually doesn't have too many problems with linux so thats good. Have you tried setting it up thru network config and picking wireless? What was the result of that?
 
Old 10-05-2004, 09:00 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Step by step, first since most people don't memorize model #'s make sure you let people know it's your Linksys wireless card that doesn't work. 2nd Linksys usually doesn't have too many problems with linux so thats good. Have you tried setting it up thru network config and picking wireless? What was the result of that?
So that was a linksys huh . Well, that does it, I will only post from now one when peoples give detailed explanations of their problems...
 
Old 10-06-2004, 10:44 AM   #6
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I've already tried to set it up through network config. and that's why I got on the net and searched for solutions. I ran across this site, and found that it had alot more "solutions" than most of the other sites I found.

when I started to follow the instructions, they seemed really vague and I got lost.

I am trying to get my linksys wmp11, wireless b PCI card. I have redhat 9.0 kernel 2.4, though I would prefer not to mess with the kernel.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:36 PM   #7
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boogiebuddy - don't worry about any initial confusion you might experience with Linux, we've all been there and we've all been in the same boat.

As I mentioned before though, the more information and the more details you can supply about what you are doing, the better answers people can provide. Knowing what kind of equipment you're dealing with is helpful, but please provide more details on the steps and actions you took, including any error messages or unexpected system responses. Just saying the directions seemed vague and you got lost doesn't really give people much to go on. -- J.W.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 06:09 PM   #8
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I have tried to use ndiswrapper(0.8 and 0.10), but got confused when it said:

As root run

> make install

This should compile both the kernel module and the userspace utilities.

I have no idea what it means when it says "as root run." does that involve using the kernel. and if it does, how do I get to it. I watched my friend get to it once on his yellowdog laptop, but I can't remember how to get there.

I have also tried running this WinXP drivers with Wine, but got no where with that.

As I've said before, I am extremely new to linux, I've heard good things about it for a long time, but when I installed it and tried to use it, most of the directions it uses seem really vague, almost as if they were written by an extremely skilled user, and not for newbies.

I'm sure that as soon as I become more familiar with it, the directions will make sense, but right now I am in major need of a tutorial, or some major assistance.

that's all that Ive tried so far, if someone could offer new advice. or if someone can help me with ndiswrapper (like give me directions on how to use it, or what I'm doing wrong) that would be greatly appreciated.

thanks for reading this, even if you can't help me.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 08:52 PM   #9
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to compile there is generally 3 steps

configure
make
make install

ndis wrapper can be a pain I've tried that myself with my thinkpad laptop could never get it to work right

My suggestion if you can't get that to work is to use Linuxant Very easy to set up you configure it thru your browser like you would a router, it sets everything up using the windows driver for your card. ONE CATCH, it comes with a trial license i think it was 30 days then stops working. you have to buy the lifetime which is only $20. Some people have a real prob with that but I was happy to do it.

PS, from searching previous post it seems you card is based on a broadcom chipset so thats what to dl if you try linuxant.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 05:58 PM   #10
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yeah, I kept seeing that broadcom thing, but i didn't care what type of chip it was (which is what they spent most of the time talking about), I just wanted it to work. but I'll try linuxant, thanks for the tip.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 01:38 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by boogiebuddy
yeah, I kept seeing that broadcom thing, but i didn't care what type of chip it was (which is what they spent most of the time talking about), I just wanted it to work. but I'll try linuxant, thanks for the tip.
Well, hmmm, you have to care If you don't download the right stuff for your nic's chipset guess what.....It won't work!
 
Old 10-14-2004, 01:38 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by boogiebuddy
yeah, I kept seeing that broadcom thing, but i didn't care what type of chip it was (which is what they spent most of the time talking about), I just wanted it to work. but I'll try linuxant, thanks for the tip.
Well, hmmm, you have to care If you don't download the right stuff for your nic's chipset guess what.....It won't work!
 
Old 10-14-2004, 05:19 PM   #13
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So that was a linksys huh . Well, that does it, I will only post from now one when peoples give detailed explanations of their problems...
Don't feel bad - that's what I thought he meant, too.

You can't win. I'm often accused of being too long winded and throwing everything including the kitchen sync (my kitchen is totally digital) in my questions to make sure people know EXACTLY what's going on. So then people just skim them and still don't answer the question I asked.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 10:22 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by plnelson
Don't feel bad - that's what I thought he meant, too.

You can't win. I'm often accused of being too long winded and throwing everything including the kitchen sync (my kitchen is totally digital) in my questions to make sure people know EXACTLY what's going on. So then people just skim them and still don't answer the question I asked.
Hey mate thanks! . Glad to hear that I'm not alone. I also do like you: When I have a question, I give too many details, it gets long as Tokien's masterpieces, but boring as John Edward's book(http://www.johnedward.net/). Needless to say, I don't get many answers either, but the ones I get are really accurate

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Old 10-15-2004, 02:53 AM   #15
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boogiebuddy, in the future use better titles for your threads. Most people will just skip your thread with a title like that. The title should be a description of your problem. This one could have been "problem installing wmp11 v4 linksys wireless card" or something. At least then people will know what the post is all about.
 
  


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