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Old 07-16-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
opivy1218
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Use Wine for Drivers?


Hello, I am looking to install a linux distro (probably Ubuntu) on my computer. Would I be able to use Wine to install the software/drivers that came with my wireless card to make it work with linux? Sorry if this has been asked/covered, but I'm in a rush out and would like to know if this is doable as soon as I can.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 12:03 PM   #2
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No, that isn't doable. If you need to get your wireless working, you can use your windows drivers with ndiswrapper or use a Linux native driver.

HTH

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:03 PM   #3
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Wine is for running some windows programs on linux NOT setting up drivers, Ubuntu should have everything you need. I've heard good things with openSuse and laptops also.
 
Old 07-17-2008, 11:35 AM   #4
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there is now a autondiswrapper program that automatically downloads the driver and installs it.

it is at beta version at the moment but sound promising.

try:
http://easylinuxwifi.org/
 
Old 07-18-2008, 11:31 PM   #5
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Thanks you so much! I had just given up hope on installing a linux distro too.
 
  


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