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Old 09-25-2012, 12:32 AM   #16
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Thanks Jase i found this myself the other day tried it. Did not work for me may try as a last resort. Its alot of typing is there not a place where you can download drivers on here. I read somewhere that windows drivers will not work on here and everything works on the xp part get sounds now but wont play music on Linux. Thinkin about callin it a day and trying again in a m about to chunk it out in yard lol.
Its not that much typing.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 06:59 AM   #17
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Yeah i know but tried again last night to no avail, looked up belkin last night got their router too. So im gonna call and get someone i totally can not understand to help me but thanks for all your help Sneezekitty. Oh yeah update got the thing to play music, so it finally did something i wanted it to do. LOL
 
Old 09-25-2012, 08:31 AM   #18
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Well guys he is back called belkin this morning and my 90 days of free support is up, imagine that. And for 119.95 they will be more than happy to help me, did did not pay that much for the router, wireless adapter whole shooting match so i declined, back to plan b. Tried that thing Sneezekitty suggested several times no luck,anyone know an inexpensive usb adapter or internal wireless card that will work in linux?
 
Old 09-25-2012, 08:56 AM   #19
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The model you bought is the problem. I know. I have one. It sits in a drawer. From model version to model version, it has 2 different chipsets from different manufacturers. An older belkin, bigger, clunky-looking, is the one that works. Cheaper too. But either one only cost about $45...

If you are on a desktop machine, if you want it wireless,... why didn't you install a wireless networking card, PCI? A relatively inexpensive Cisco/Linksys card should do the trick (I know,... I have one of those in a drawer too,... Ethernet is better).

That said, your wifi adapter works, the drivers are there... you just have to configure them. There are issues between it and other, more common models (hence the blacklist issue), so they are not configured out of the box. And, by the way,... If you are not married to your particular Distro, or version number of it (try 10.04 instead of 12.04, maybe?!), you can often find one that works out-of-box.

You have to follow the directions in the Ubuntu forums,... exactly. Cut & paste from the code boxes into gedit or kate (run with sudo, or root permissions). You're editing a udev rule. There's no room for typos, or changing the sequence of steps.

The first rule of configuring troublesome hardware is ... patience.

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:21 AM   #20
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Duh i never thought of copy and paste, and thanks so much Jase you and Sneezekitty have been a really big help. I really am grateful to the both of you for your patience, many thanks

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #21
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I tried copy and pasting it this time so i know i got it right. Not saying it doesnt work because it obviously worked for the other guy, but not for me. So on to plan x gonna look on net for wireless card or adapter that will work in linux. Btw i am running linux 10.04 maybe thats the difference, just a thought.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 10:37 AM   #22
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You are going about your search the wrong way... Don't look for hardware that will work with Linux. There's no good definitive sources that are up-to-date. Look at hardware that's readily available (right down to chipset versions), then research whether it will work without issues in Linux (your Distro and version, specifically)...
 
Old 09-25-2012, 10:40 AM   #23
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Oh ok that sounds logical will give that a shot thanks again Jase you my new hero. LOL
 
Old 09-25-2012, 11:21 AM   #24
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A while back I bough a Netgear WG111v3 USB adapter and it worked out of the box. I got it at Walmart so I believe you can find then anywhere.

Good luck to you!
 
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Thanks Tron just ordered one myself from Wally World checked the chipset on it and says it will work in Linux, so we shall see in a few days.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #26
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Are you typing these questions out on a cellphone?

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Old 09-25-2012, 03:29 PM   #27
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Why you ask that?
 
Old 09-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #28
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Because that's what it looks like. Normally you don't "download" drivers for Linux, because for most devices, there simply aren't any outside of what's supported as part of the default installation, usually because hardware manufacturers either haven't released the documentation to make them possible, or they don't see any economic incentive to provide them, or nobody has gotten around to it. Wireless chipsets are often poorly documented.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 05:10 PM   #29
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Drivers are part of a kernel. Want better drivers, get a newer kernel (in your case, install newer Ubuntu) The version you are using (1.04) is quite old already and perhaps newer Ubuntu/linux kernel will have better support for your hardware.

Still as you already have wired connection then why hassle with wireless? Wired connection is always faster and more reliable. Also you are not going to carry your desktop around, do you? So you already got the cable to the computer and the problem of network is fixed?
 
Old 09-25-2012, 06:07 PM   #30
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If a driver is configured in the kernel configs as a module, they very well may be downloaded... Nowadays, a large number of drivers are configured as modules (wireless, video, etc.). The module system is only going to install modules for devices it finds. Also, 10.04, while "old" is LTS, very stable and relatively bug free. In my experience, 12.04, the "latest" LTS release, is an unbridled mess...

As for driver support being included in the kernel,... try configuring touchscreens (especially those with ps2 serial controllers), video capture cards and SDIO multi-device wireless chipsets and see how true that is,...

Don't fix what ain't broke... 12.04 breaks more than it fixes (video resolutions, wireless, the inclusion of "Unity," etc). 10.04 still has support until April... I really don't think he'll fair better with that belkin adapter in 12.04 than he will with 10.04. Even if he would, there'd be 16 other things that aren't working right...

If he really wanted the install to be efficient, he'd edit the kernel config & compile his kernel with only those drivers he needed... If he can't edit his udev rules and config the thing from a guide, do you think he'd be able to do that?!

I've been using Linux 10+ years, and even I don't compile my own kernels...

C'mon guys... give 'im a break...
 
  


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