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Hey guys I just installed Mandrake 10 on my Toshiba A75-S226 laptop, I got everything to work fine except for my wireless and sound.
The wireless is an Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter, and the sound chip is Realtek AC97 Audio according to windows' device manager, but the toshiba website says "Realtek ALC250 codec Chip; Software Sound".
Can anyone please help me get these things working? In windows I wouldn't even need help, I'm pretty good with finding and installing drivers, but I'm just lost in Linux.
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
hi Steve88XJ, welcome to lq. to find the actual chipset of your sound card, from a terminal issue
copy and paste the results here. for the wireless, it will get more involved, maybe someone here will pick this up, i'll be away for a few days, so hopefully you'll get some help. hope this gets you pointed in the right direction, have a read here
You download it, and extract it somewhere. Then you just to "make" and "make install" in the directory you've extracted it to, as root user. If the program makes and installs fine, I can continue with how to get it to work. You're almost done if it makes. Hopefully this won't be too intimidating