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I just fnished installing Ubuntu Linux with Gnome on my old Sony Vaio laptop, and I can't seem to get my network setup.
I have a Linksys wireless B pcmcia card that is in my laptop, but when I go to set up my network connections, I don't know what to enter for the 'device' field. I have looked in the device manager and the card appears there, so I know the system can see it.
I have tried entering such things as the product name, eth1 (the built in network adapter was on eth0) and other things found in the details of the wireless card in device manager, but when I click activate, the box for the network connection gets a check mark for a second, but then goes away.
So basically what am I doing wrong, and how can I get linux to recognize my network card? Thanks so much.
You'll (most likely) need to get DriverLoader from Linuxant
I use that for a Linksys wireless card on my box, and it works fine. Try the trial version first,tho. I'm in a second trial b/c I haven't gotten around to ordering it, but I will be in the next couple weeks.
what exactly is the card you have, and what revision is it ? different revisions of different cards often use different chipsets, requiring different drivers to make them work.
i use a linksys wcf12 card in one of my laptops, and this card is supported by my distrobutions included version of 'wireless-tools', however i have to load the driver via the command line to make it work
hmm... I apparently jumped the gun earlier. your card is listed on the compatibility list on www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/ But I'm not exactly sure which driver you need, I can't quite figure it out, but I'll try to work on it