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Old 06-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
rony2
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Not Sure Where To start


I just installed Umbuntu 8.4 three times from three different sources with the same result(s)

First the load doesn't recognize my wireless card (D-link DWL G510.

Like a good boy, I went to the instructions then on to the troubleshooting. Things got worse. It told me to open the device manager on the menu System->Preferences->Hardware Information, This does not exist on my load.

It then tells me to setup NDISWrapper. This also does not exist.

It also tells me to install "ndisgdk'. This also does not exist.

I guess that I need to get these thinks working before I even think of getting the network working BUT just how do I get these menu items installed?
 
Old 06-17-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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I assume it means ndisgtk; I can't find anything called ndisgdk.

One way is:
Code:
sudo apt-get install ndis-wrapper-common ndisgtk
You can also install packages through Synaptic Package Manager (under System/Administration).

System/preferences/Hardware Information should be installed by default, but may have been inadvertently removed if you removed something else, or just hidden in the menu.

If it's hidden, you can re-show it by right-clicking on System, and choosing "Edit Menus". Click on Preferences and tick "Hardware Information".

If the Hardware Information icon isn't there, then you need to install hal-device-manager. You can do this using synaptic or at the command-line:

Code:
apt-get install hal-device-manager
 
Old 06-17-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
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None of these suggestions worked. both "apt-get" commands said "package not found".

I did manage to get ndisgtk installed via the original iso disk.

Any more suggestions?

Last edited by rony2; 06-17-2008 at 10:02 PM.
 
  


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