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Old 01-29-2005, 10:05 AM   #1
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Installing drivers for support Vendors, devices and interfaces


Vendors, devices and interfaces.
I found on the site http://www.linux-usb.org/
a list of supported devices, where 2wire is listed and it gives a code listing of 08c8 2Wire, Inc. And I want to know how I can use this information to make my Fedora system compatible with the 2wire USB products I have
 
Old 01-29-2005, 11:04 AM   #2
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why are you asking this is such a convoluted way? why do you think you need a vendor ID code? what do you think it's going to help you do?

You'd do much better to ask "how do i get my device, a SuperThing, made by Thingy Inc. working on Linux?"
 
Old 01-29-2005, 01:23 PM   #3
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Maybe because I'm a Linux "Newbie"/Dumbie; and maybe I wasn't sure if it made a difference about the codes that were listed there. I checked the 2wire site, previous to locating this information, and it had no listings for any Linux drivers. Then this here suggested that there were some. I just want to know how/where to download these drivers and maybe a few installation tips. I'm "Very" new to Linux; and I have noticed that the installation process is quite different (.exe files are useless)...
 
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you probably won't need any 3rd party drivers.. but if you're still not going to tell us what the hardware acutally is....

just looking at 2wire.com... the wired PCI NIC looks like an extremely generic Realtex 8139 (use the 8139too module), the wireless pcmcia card and usb wireless adapters should both run fine under the orinoco module....

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My apologies; it's a 2wire wireless USB adapter
 
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As I stated, "I'm a Linux Dumbie". So, when I download the Orinoco file; do I copy the part of the file I need into my Emacs and then compile it as a C or C++ file? I need more info; I have never successfully loaded any Linux download, as of yet
 
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like i previously said, you do not need to download ANYTHING. you will already have the module on your system. it has been part of the core linux kernel for a long time now.
 
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OK, I believe that we are simply having a communication barrier of sorts here; and I admit to being the "Dumbie" of the conversation. The system does see the 2wire being connected via USB but does not associate any driver for it. How do I tell it which driver to impliment? Speak to me like a "3-year old", maybe that will help
 
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run "modprobe orinoco" and the driver module should load, attaching itself to the relevant piece of hardware. once you've done that, you can run "dmesg" to see what has actaully happened. To be honest, i'm not that up on wireless configuration, but most hardware's installation will get this far.

for more specific instructions to load the module automatically etc.. we need to know what distro you are using etc.. as they tend to use slightly different formats. most common distros use /etc/modules.conf (mandrake, fedora, redhat, and afaik, suse), within which you will add a line like "alias eth0 orinoco" to actually load the module an assign it to ethernet interface 0 automatically.
 
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:12 PM   #11
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I did what you recommended and it did load something but it still doesn't associate any driver with the 2wire USB Wireless device that it is seeing.
 
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OK now I'm trying something a little different, I've even bought some new hardware.
I have been trying to get my laptop to recognize my PCMCIA wireless card. It is a AT&T Plug&Share 6700g; which I believe is actually a D-Link. I have seen on several sites whereit reecommends installing the NDIS Wrapper. When I attempted to do that, I got this error:

[root@rpl320-02 ndiswrapper-1.1]# make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/klmbrt/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.10-1.770_FC2/build SUBDIRS=/home/klmbrt/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver \
NDISWRAPPER_VERSION=1.1 \
EXTRA_VERSION= modules
make[2]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.10-1.770_FC2/build'
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST
make[2]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.10-1.770_FC2/build'

*** WARNING: Kernel is compiled with 4K stack size option (CONFIG_4KSTACKS); many Windows drivers will not work with this option enabled. Disable CONFIG_4KSTACKS option, recompile and install kernel

make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/klmbrt/ndiswrapper-1.1/driver'
make -C utils
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/klmbrt/ndiswrapper-1.1/utils'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/klmbrt/ndiswrapper-1.1/utils'
[root@rpl320-02 ndiswrapper-1.1]#

Can someone please help me?
 
  


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