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Old 03-11-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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Question skystar 2


Hi , I`m new to linux and would like to find a distribution that works well with a skystar 2 card
 
Old 03-11-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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It seems to me that it would be a matter of having a modern kernel version and the right drivers, distro would have little to do with it.

See http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...tar_2_in_Linux for a way that worked.
 
Old 03-11-2011, 11:52 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

So what's a skystar 2 card? I can't be bothered looking it up.

Play Bonny!
 
Old 03-12-2011, 08:18 PM   #4
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The brand of the card doesn't matter. What matters is the chipset.

You could boot to a Live CD such as Knoppix or Slax, find the system information tool, and look for information about the wireless chip. That would likely be the easiest way to start for someone unfamiliar with Linux.

You could also open a terminal, run the dmesg command, and inspect the output for the information. Here's what my wireless chipset looks like in dmesg:

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[   19.928130] eth1: Broadcom BCM4315 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 5.60.48.36
 
Old 03-22-2011, 01:34 PM   #5
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Thankyou

Many thanks to the kind people who took the time to help a newcomer with a problem .
My satellite card is now working and when I learn to use it fully , I shall be a very happy man . Thankyou .
 
  


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