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Old 06-28-2005, 05:43 PM   #1
jughead
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Wireless & Monitor question


I installed debian (Sarge) on my Cousin's PC and it did not detect his wireless card, so I skipped those steps in setup (I did everything with CDs). What does he need to get that set up?

Also, there was a problem with the monitor. I had the installer auto-detet the monitor, but it did not go through the process in which you pick the highest resolution/refresh rate... he has an LCD not a CRT. It's a 17 in screen, but the highest resolution he can pick is 800x600. Is there a configuration file he can edit to chenge the highest resolution? Text looks pretty bad at present.

Thanks for all of the help!
 
Old 06-28-2005, 06:48 PM   #2
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Re: Wireless & Monitor question

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Originally posted by jughead
I installed debian (Sarge) on my Cousin's PC and it did not detect his wireless card, so I skipped those steps in setup (I did everything with CDs). What does he need to get that set up?
If the card is not detected during installation, you have to do the detective work of finding an appropriate driver by your own (if one exists at all).

Determine the exact type of the card and use this information in a google search in conjunction with the keyword "linux". The search function of linuxquestions.org might also find some helpful information.

If it is a pci card, try to determine its vendor/product id by typing
Code:
lspci
This id consists of two 4 digit hex numbers in the form XXXX:XXXX.

Try that one in a google search as well.
 
  


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