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Old 09-05-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
ak47basketball
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Need help with Tv tuner and wireless card


ok i am a complete newbie and i need help i have debian 5.05 on my system and it seems to be working fairly well there is only 2 problems. One debian has my wireless card flagged as a wired connection so therefore it will not connect to the internet which is a huge problem. The wireless pci card is linksys wmp54g. Next problem i have a Hauppauge HVR 850, and i need this to work on my debian system, i have TVtime installed so i would just assume use that i guess, but it wont work right off the bat so i need help again since i am a newbie i need like detailed instructions on how to do everything. thanks so much for your help.
 
Old 09-06-2010, 05:59 AM   #2
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please post one question per thread next time.

install wireless drivers on linux

Im suprised that you use debian, maybe you should try ubuntu. You can install on olready have installed synaptic where you should try to install tvtuner application and wireless application liike wicd.

Once the cards are listed in lsusb or lspci.

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my wireless card flagged as a wired connection
strange, how do you know that.. check output of iwconfig
 
Old 09-06-2010, 07:01 AM   #3
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Got the same card, easy one

Make sure these are installed:

wireless-tools
wpasupplicant
network-manager-gnome (SHOULD already be in there but check)
firmware-ralink (make sure NON-FREE repos are enabled)

How to install,

aptitude update (only once)
aptitude install wireless-tools
so on and so forth

assuming you don't know how to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list theres also a GUI for it.
System -> Administration -> Software Sources make sure NON-FREE & Contrib are checked

once there all installed reboot and you should have wireless working
 
Old 09-06-2010, 08:49 AM   #4
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Well i have attempted both solutions and neither worked, i got everything installed but the gnome network manager only shows me a wired connection no wireless connection. so i don't know where to go from here i ran lspci and it sees my network card so where should i go from here?
thanks
 
Old 09-06-2010, 09:44 AM   #5
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depending on if ifconfig returns the name of your device, you mite need to turn it on by doing something like: sudo ifconfig device up

these commands are to help us to know what your system thinks is installed (not necessarily to get you connected).
Code:
lspci # will tell us the pci devices you have in your system.
lsusb # will tell us the usb devices you have in your system.
ifconfig # will tell us what network interface cards you have turned on in your system.
ifconfig -a # will tell us all the network interface cards you have in your system.
iwconfig # will tell us which of your network interface cards has wireless capability
now that we know that, this should get you connected:
Code:
sudo iwlist device scan # this will use the device interface (that from the above command, we found out has wireless capability) and scan for wireless routers that are accessible.
sudo iwconfig device essid "myssid" # assuming no security, use that device to connect to your router.
sudo dhclient # will attempt to get ip-address, subnet mask, dns server information automatically from your router assuming dhcp is turned on on your router.
also, please post the contents of cat /etc/network/interfaces
and /etc/resolv.conf should contain your dns server.
you can also run lsmod to see if the wireless driver module is plugged-in.
 
Old 09-06-2010, 03:27 PM   #6
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how would you recommend i get these files to you? i mean i know how to attach them to my post, but how should i save them? as i what file type. thanks so much for the help
 
Old 09-06-2010, 04:54 PM   #7
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how would you recommend i get these files to you? i mean i know how to attach them to my post, but how should i save them? as i what file type. thanks so much for the help
run them in a terminal, copy and paste the results here (please, use "code" tags). This may help: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/terminal

Last edited by fbobraga; 09-06-2010 at 04:55 PM.
 
Old 09-06-2010, 04:57 PM   #8
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ok i will post them momentarily hold on please
 
Old 09-06-2010, 05:09 PM   #9
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# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

iface wlan1 inet dhcp

auto wlan1



iface wlan0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0

auto eth0
 
Old 09-06-2010, 05:11 PM   #10
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lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01)
01:01.0 Modem: Intel Corporation FA82537EP 56K V.92 Data/Fax Modem PCI (rev 04)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
 
Old 09-06-2010, 05:12 PM   #11
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before i do anything else am i doing this right? thanks
 
Old 09-06-2010, 05:23 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ak47basketball View Post
before i do anything else am i doing this right? thanks
yes, but try to use CODE tags (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBCode: look for "code" in it). Using it make text more readable, looking like this:
Code:
your pasted text
... use the Preview Post button before post, to figure-out how it works :P
 
Old 09-06-2010, 05:33 PM   #13
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do those tell you what you need to know, or do i need to post the others?
 
Old 09-06-2010, 05:37 PM   #14
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backing to your wireless problem: please check if there is some kind of button in your laptop to enable/disable the wireless card, and make sure that it's enabled (because: there's no wireless card on the lspci output you posted above..)

about your TV card, I think that there's no easy way to make it work in linux... something like that is needed: http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Ho...Device_Drivers

edit: ignore the first part of my post - didn't see it:
Code:
01:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01)

Last edited by fbobraga; 09-06-2010 at 05:40 PM.
 
Old 09-06-2010, 05:45 PM   #15
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instructions for installing your wireless card: http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/rt2500#Lenny.2CSqueeze (Debian 5.x.x = "Lenny")

Last edited by fbobraga; 09-06-2010 at 05:48 PM.
 
  


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