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Old 12-29-2003, 01:53 PM   #1
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installing my wireless card


welp now that i got mandrake and kde all up and working i am starting to learn a LITTLE about linux but now i need to install me wireless card
its a linksys i downloaded it on to my windows box and i am about to burn it on a cd so i can put it on my linux box but hell if i know how to install it and get it working

any help?
 
Old 12-29-2003, 02:02 PM   #2
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umm, whatever you downloaded for windows (the drivers, im guessing), wont help on linux.
why dont you just pop the card in when your running mdk, and pray it picks it up? if you'r e lucky, the kernel that is on it would recognize it.
you'll know if it does when it gives you two high-pitched beeps. one high-pitched followed by another low-pitched means you will have to make some changes to the system.

also, to know if anything happened when you inserted your card while running mdk, open a terminal and type in "dmesg". look for something related to your card (itll be towards the end of the file anyways). after you see the card loaded from dmesg o/p, run the command "iwconfig" in the terminal, and see what interface it is on (wlan0/eth0/wlan1/eth1...)

umm, ill stop here now. write back if the cards recognized.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 02:24 PM   #3
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well i downloaded linux drivers is what i ment from the linksys site
the card has been in there ever since i install mandrake

but i did the mseg anyways and i didn't see anything that realated to my card then i type
iwconfig

citrus@localhost /]$ iwconfig
bash: iwconfig: command not found
 
Old 12-29-2003, 02:25 PM   #4
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err i ment i typed dmesg
 
Old 12-29-2003, 02:30 PM   #5
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and another thing why can't i enter the root dir permission denide?
 
  


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