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Old 10-25-2009, 05:37 AM   #16
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Asking Google I found lots of Info on how to build a native driver for your D-Link DWL-120+ wireless USB device.
Most of it from several years ago, so I'd think it is well supported by now.
Code:
lsusb -vv
should give you more Info.
Debian and Ubuntu have another command to tell about harware - I think...
Code:
hwinfo
(as I don't run Ubuntu I cannot confirm)

You should open a new thread in the appropriate forum with specific Info in the title and body on help how to make it work in Ubuntu.
It should "just work" I guess.

Some links:
http://acx100.sourceforge.net/
http://forum.dlink.de/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=469
which points back to the first site:
http://acx100.sourceforge.net/wiki/ACX

It should have an Atmel Chip - and be indeed supported.

Anything still unclear about the mounting thing?

/dev/sda1 is your big 250 GB drive
on /dev/sdb is one windows and - by the looks of it - two linux systems
/dev/sdb5 is your Ubuntu
/dev/sdb7 is another linux partition - you should know what is on there

Last edited by jomen; 10-25-2009 at 05:45 AM.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 06:11 AM   #17
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Thanks everone. I have now managed to move around my 250G HD.

I then did a lsusb and my D-Link DWL-120+ ID is 2001:3b00 so of to see if there is a linux compatible driver. Or will I have to buy another adapter?
 
Old 10-25-2009, 06:33 AM   #18
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Yes - there is a native driver.

I don't know if another wireless adapter will make things easier for you.
You'd have to know what to look for as a prerequisite...and how to go about when you have it.
The last part seems to be the problem...

Why not post the complete output of lsusb -vv
Did you try hwinfo?

I'll suggest again:
open a new thread in the appropriate forum, using a decent and descriptive title, to get your problem better attention than a lengthy thread with a title like this will get from people who will be able to help better than I can.

Last edited by jomen; 10-25-2009 at 06:38 AM.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 07:14 AM   #19
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As I said:
supported

Google found the description - I posted the link to the source of this info earlier.
Here is a direct link to the description.
Can't do any better than this.
The rest is learning how to use the package manager.

from here:
http://acx100.sourceforge.net/wiki/Main_Page
to here:
http://acx100.sourceforge.net/wiki/D...on_list/Ubuntu

good luck!
 
Old 10-25-2009, 09:01 AM   #20
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Everything I try and do ends up like this

Quote:
home@home-desktop:/usr/src$ hwinfo
The program 'hwinfo' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install hwinfo
bash: hwinfo: command not found
home@home-desktop:/usr/src$ sudo apt-get install hwinfo
[sudo] password for home:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package hwinfo
home@home-desktop:/usr/src$
At least lsusb -vv worked, if a bit big.

Quote:
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 2001:3b00 D-Link Corp. [hex] AirPlus DWL-120+ Wireless Adapter
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 1.10
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 8
idVendor 0x2001 D-Link Corp. [hex]
idProduct 0x3b00 AirPlus DWL-120+ Wireless Adapter
bcdDevice 1.01
iManufacturer 0
iProduct 0
iSerial 0
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 32
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0x80
(Bus Powered)
MaxPower 100mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bInterfaceSubClass 0
bInterfaceProtocol 0
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0040 1x 64 bytes
bInterval 0
cannot read device status, Operation not permitted (1)
 
Old 10-25-2009, 09:34 AM   #21
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Hi,

You might want to look at the links that I referenced earlier. Especially something like 'RUTE'. That way you can get some reference material to aid you in understanding what you are doing or instructed to do. You need a basic understanding whenever someone gives you commands or instructions on something. To recipe something to you doesn't help you to fully understand the operations or as too why things are given to you to perform.

 
Old 10-25-2009, 11:02 AM   #22
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I second that.

Quote:
The rest is learning how to use the package manager.
please do familiarize yourself with the system you are using - there is plenty and good documentation.
onebuck mentioned one and something Ubuntu specific would be good.

You tried the command "hwinfo".
It not working is caused probably by a not yet present internet connection...

The following remains:
- create another thread - nobody will expect to find this topic here by the name of this thread
- post all info you have on the card there as well as what you have done and what did not work.

thanks for the lsusb output
But:
we already know that the card is supported.
Did the link I gave here not tell you anything useful?
Do you still need help?
With what?

Last edited by jomen; 10-25-2009 at 11:10 AM.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 11:42 AM   #23
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Thanks for all the help. I will keep reading to see if I can get even the smallest insight in to Linux, At present I can't get any cmd to work from my XP based drives and I can't transfer any of the files I down load from my other XP PC on to a Linux dir, so I appear to be stuck for now. I need a beer, make that three.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 12:02 PM   #24
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Quote:
Everything I try and do ends up like this...
It was mentioned earlier you need to be root for certain commands... Type sudo then the command i.e. sudo ifconfig etc etc. Don't sweat it however, there is a ton of information in this thread. Anyway if you make threads in the appropriate forums well be happy to help there also.

And I second the motion on the beer.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 12:03 PM   #25
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I need a beer, make that three.
Word

I really can't imagine what is the difficulty you have with the files downloaded...so don't know what to say to help.
Nautilus is very similar to Windows explorer - copy and paste works just as well as drag and drop.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 12:20 PM   #26
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I could not drag and drop using a file browser. Instead I had to use
Quote:
sudo CP *.* /usr/src/acx-20080210
As you said if you at first fail try sudo then another beer.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 12:36 PM   #27
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You should - at least temporarily - hook your Ubuntu machine to the Internet via cable or so.
Then use "Synaptic" - the graphical package manager - to:
- update the lists of available software
- install what was mentioned in my link above

This will save you from having to install even more software - which you will need to have if you want to build the driver from its source-code (which it seem is what you want to do)
let alone that you are (lets be honest) probably in over your head with a task like this.

two windows with a file-manager in each
one showing the source, the other the destination folder - and you can't drag&drop it from one to the other?
(could be an issue for /usr/src - since you need root powers to be able to write to there
try copying to somewhere inside your /home/yourusername/ directory)

(this permission thing is one reason I prefer to use "mc" as a filemanager
it runs in a terminal
if you are root there - you use the filemanager as root
it's not that easy with the graphical filemanagers - but also less dangerous)

Prost!

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Old 10-25-2009, 12:48 PM   #28
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkstar_Surfer View Post
I could not drag and drop using a file browser. Instead I had to use

As you said if you at first fail try sudo then another beer.
Your problem is as stated before, you need to learn the semantics along with the syntax for your system. You cannot always copy, cut or even paste at the system level unless your root. 'sudo', 'su' are your friends when used properly. But as friends sometimes do, they too can turn on you if your not fully aware of the situation and then bite you in the A$$.

If I or someone else told you too 'rm -r *' and you had read in the previous sentence to do 'cd /tmp' but failed to perform that task but remained in '/'. But instead performed the 'rm -r *' as root', guess what?

You had better learn the system or as I stated before if you just follow 'recipes' and not knowing then bang your dead. Learn!

 
Old 10-25-2009, 02:04 PM   #29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jomen View Post
You should - at least temporarily - hook your Ubuntu machine to the Internet via cable or so.
Then use "Synaptic" - the graphical package manager - to:
- update the lists of available software
- install what was mentioned in my link above

This will save you from having to install even more software - which you will need to have if you want to build the driver from its source-code (which it seem is what you want to do)
let alone that you are (lets be honest) probably in over your head with a task like this.

Prost!
I can't get a cable to the Linux machine, although I have enough test cables at work I could borrow one of the 100M ones but that would get me in her bad books. Moving the PC would definitely get me in her bad books. Which is why I just want to get my DWL-120+ working by any means.

As for typing rm -rf, if I could find root I might be tempted. By the way I am now on wine, hic.

and thanks to all for helping a rather slow subject.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #30
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Then we (actually you) would need a way to identify and then download the files that synaptic would fetch and install for you if you could go the easy way.

and then install them

It is not too difficult - but I don't have Ubuntu.
Someone else could help with a download location of the two files needed: the firmware and the kernel module - as described in the link I gave.

I'm sure you can find out through google - but of course it is easier for someone who knows what to look for and where.

At the least that someone will need info on what exact version of Ubuntu you are running - and also the version of the kernel.
Code:
uname -r
will get you the last one - don't know about the first - you should just know, I suppose.

ps:
you talk about a 100 m cable
If you are that far away from the wireless AP there could be problems with reception.
Also, from what I gathered, the device will only do the slower b-mode (802.11b) and will probably not support WPA encryption.
...only to prevent surprises...

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