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Old 02-21-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
jrosen1987
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Mandriva 2008 not working with wireless card!


Hello,
Alright before I begin I should let everyone know I am a complete noob with linux.
Now I recently bought a toshiba satelite A215-S7422
WITH vista it proceeded to catastrophicly crash and I lost all my information on my hd.
the restore disks do not work so I decided to install linux.
up to this point mandriva is awesome but I can't figure out how to get the damn wireless card working!
I searched some other forums and found I should type "lspci" at the prompt.
this is what I got...
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7914
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7915
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2)
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
14:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
14:06.1 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
14:06.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
14:06.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
14:06.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
I don't see anythin except the ethernet card listed.

When I go into the mandriva linux control center And go to the "BROWSE AND CONFIGURE HARDWARE" tab it is listed at the very bottom of the list under the tab "UNKOWN/OTHERS" as the "RTL8187B-WLAN-ADAPTER"
The information that comes up when I click on that is...
Identification
Vendor: ‎Manufacturer_Realtek

Description: ‎RTL8187B_WLAN_Adapter

Media class: ‎

Connection
Bus: ‎USB

Bus PCI #: ‎6

PCI device #: ‎3

Vendor ID: ‎0x0bda

Device ID: ‎0x8197

Sub vendor ID: ‎0x0000

Sub device ID: ‎0x0000

Misc
Module: ‎unknown

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks
 
Old 02-21-2008, 11:31 AM   #2
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Maybe you should take a look at http://briancantin.blogspot.com/2007...-on-linux.html
If that doesn't work you can try NDISwrapper http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net . I haven't used it my self, it wasn't necessary on my pc, but it should get your realtek working..

Last edited by rosspy; 02-21-2008 at 11:32 AM.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 01:49 PM   #3
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No Sound!!

Alright here is the next problem.
NO sound from my sound card!
I posted the lspci info above in my last post.
please help!!!
I checked all the volume settings and everything.
Not sure what is wrong...
 
Old 02-22-2008, 05:55 PM   #4
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So your realtek worked??.. and if yes which way?? pls tell so if someone else has the same problem can find a solution.
About the sound.. the first thing that comes on my mind is that you should configure alsa.. so open a terminal and type

Quote:
su
then type your root password

Quote:
alsamixer
then use your arrows to navigate and press the m key on your keyboard to unmute the channels you need..

press escape when you finish and type on the terminal

Quote:
alsactl store
Quote:
exit
hope that helps..
 
Old 02-22-2008, 10:28 PM   #5
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I tried that but all the channels were un-muted and the volume's were all turned up.
Not sure what else to try I've gone over pretty much everything I have seen on other posts...
If anyone Knows what to do please advise!!!

no my realtek w-lan card is still not functioning but the sound card is a bigger problem for me.
I am satisfied for the moment with using my ethernet card to access the internet.

any info would be appreciated!
thanks
 
  


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