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Old 09-25-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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Slackware/Wine Question


Does Slackware 12.1 come with wine? if not, do you think If I dowwnload it, untar it, and save it somehow, that I would be able to install it plus this wireless Linksys cardís program(thats for windows) through it?
 
Old 09-25-2008, 09:40 PM   #2
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Slackware doesn't come with WINE, but there are many pre-built packages available for it, as it is very popular software. You could of course build it from source as well.

As for running the software, probably not. Generally speaking, any software that interacts with hardware (especially something as complicated as WiFi) is not going to run well, if at all, under WINE. WINE is a software compatibility layer, and does very little in the way of hardware.

If you are looking to run Windows drivers on the other hand, then the software you are looking for is ndiswrapper.
 
Old 09-25-2008, 09:42 PM   #3
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ok thanks!
 
Old 09-25-2008, 09:46 PM   #4
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Does Slackware 12.1 come with wine? if not, do you think If I dowwnload it, untar it, and save it somehow, that I would be able to install it plus this wireless Linksys cardís program(thats for windows) through it?

What you want is the ndiswrapper
What is a NdisWrapper
 
Old 09-26-2008, 07:54 AM   #5
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Rather than grab a pre-built package, I would suggest compiling your own package with the Slackbuilds.org script for wine.

As for the Linksys card, that is a completely separate issue and ndiswrapper may not be the best solution depending on the card. What we really need to know is the chipset for that card, which you can usually find by looking at the output of lspci.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 08:16 AM   #6
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Does Slackware 12.1 come with wine?
No, Slackware 12.1 comes with beer!

 
Old 09-26-2008, 09:17 AM   #7
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As for the Linksys card, that is a completely separate issue and ndiswrapper may not be the best solution depending on the card. What we really need to know is the chipset for that card, which you can usually find by looking at the output of lspci.
If you know your card's chipset, check if its supported by Madwifi (http://madwifi.org/).
 
Old 09-26-2008, 10:50 AM   #8
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Check if your card is supported natively here:
http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_p...ndname=Linksys
If not, try ndiswrapper.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 01:32 PM   #9
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No, Slackware 12.1 comes with beer!

Dang, I was going to say it goes nicely with chianti....
 
Old 09-26-2008, 08:43 PM   #10
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If you know your card's chipset, check if its supported by Madwifi (http://madwifi.org/).
I have a Linksys wmp54g... I think its Ralink...?
 
Old 09-27-2008, 12:38 AM   #11
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ok... I used iwconfig to set it up... did I error by doing this. iwconfig picked up the card. However, I didnt get on the net for some reason..
 
Old 09-27-2008, 04:22 AM   #12
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I have a Linksys wmp54g... I think its Ralink...?
It depends on the revision, see the link I posted earlier. The revision number should be written either on the card or on the box.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 12:10 PM   #13
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Ok, I got it on the net!! I used bt3 to download "Wireless Assistant", and put it on my slackware partition. I couldnt install it, but I did manage to use the executable file and run the program. thanks for the help! all I need now is how to secure slackware and update it, or maybe install Synaptic Package Manager.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 03:43 PM   #14
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Dang, I was going to say it goes nicely with chianti....
and some faver beans. f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f
 
Old 09-27-2008, 07:12 PM   #15
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or maybe install Synaptic Package Manager.
Um, uh. I hate to break it to you, but that is an *buntu abomination. Won't work on Slackware.
 
  


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