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Old 05-13-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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requesting help installing Linux utilities


First, please excuse my Linux ignorance. I'm converting from Windows; so that's my knowledge base. I have installed an internal wireless card and have the manufacturer's linux drivers. But, I see "tar" files and when I open them all I see are what appear to be source files. I don't see an executable setup file. I'm lost! Can anyone help?

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Old 05-13-2014, 02:41 PM   #2
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What distro are you using?
Ther is no executable. Normally you use the package manager for your distro, which will download & install it for you.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 02:43 PM   #3
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What make and model is the card? In a lot of cases, Linux comes supplied with drivers that only need loading. But anything that needs building from source usually has README and INSTALL text files giving instructions.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 03:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply. I quite certain that it is not a supplied driver. The read me gives no instructions for installation.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 03:09 PM   #5
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Still no info on os or hardware.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 03:11 PM   #6
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We still need to know the make & model of the card.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 03:13 PM   #7
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Must be a secret project.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 03:31 PM   #8
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Another question: is there a Makefile included?
 
Old 05-13-2014, 03:59 PM   #9
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I reveal a secret, USB ID would help us tremendously to help you. USB ID can be printed to a terminal using lsusb command.

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Devices/USB
 
Old 05-16-2014, 03:35 PM   #10
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Late answer

The adapter is an ASUS PCE-N-10
 
Old 05-16-2014, 04:43 PM   #11
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I think that pci-card-wifi-device uses this chipset: RTL8188CE, which should be supported out of the box by the Linux kernel. although you might need to install the realtek-firmware package for whatever distribution you are using. those would be available from your distro's package manager/app store thing. For instance, on a debian based system, the package would be firmware-realtek. Depending on your Linux distribution, it may already be installed.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 04:47 PM   #12
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I believe dolphin_oracle is correct, although our OP has not provided enough information to confirm it. All driver loading and firmware errors are in dmesg, BTW.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 04:56 PM   #13
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In dmesg there should be a log requesting the driver
Also you can get the firmware-realtek through your package manager.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 05:53 PM   #14
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My Linux is "Puppy XP-Like" Ubuntu 10.10; don't know if this matters.
 
  


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