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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?
Last edited by foilgraphics; 05-13-2014 at 01:34 PM.
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.
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.