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Old 03-25-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
twillms07
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Wireless Card Problem


Hi all -

Complete newbie to linux. I've tried to go through all the forums posts before asking this - But I can't get my wireless card to work. Here's the basic info:

Gateway M-1617
Chipset RS690T

/sbin/lspci output

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 7915
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
01:05.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1200 Series Audio Controller
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Unknown device 2a08 (rev 03)
0e:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)


I've used:

- Applications -> Add/Remove Software ->
- Searched on Marvell
- Found the driver and installed it
- I then went to System -> Administration -> Network
- Tried to find it as a H/W device and add
- No luck

I've gone to the Marvell site as well and downloaded the driver pkg. but unsure how to install it from the .bin they've provided or how to build it from Make.

Thanks in advance for any help on this.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
BobNutfield
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Hello,

You have two ethernet controllers listed, Marvell and Realtek. Are you sure the wireless card is Marvell? If it is, you can load the driver from the command line with:

#sh nameofdriver.bin

I believe you will have to be root to do this. I have a marvell chipset in a laptop pcmia card and there are no native linux drivers for it, but I was able to get it working with ndiswrapper.

If it turned out that the wireless card was a Realtek chipset, you are in better luck because there are a number of linux drivers for realtek chipsets.

If you have the correct driver, once you run the install script you may have to do a modprobe to load the driver.

Hope this helps

Bob
 
Old 03-25-2008, 07:10 PM   #3
BobNutfield
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Doing just a little searching for the Marvell Topdog wireless chipset, there does not seem to be any native linux drivers. Someone may correct me, but even the ndiswrapper site does not list it.

In the end, you find it easier to get an inexpensive Netgear pcmia card which is very Linux friendly.

Bob
 
Old 03-26-2008, 04:56 AM   #4
buckjams
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Hi , I have 5 laptops and all are linux dualboot boxes. I have tried many different types of cards and the best working cards are [ Lucent technologies Orinoco silver ]--[Buffalo network airstation ]--[2wire Orinoco gold card]--[D-Link AirPlusXtreme G DWL-G650].. I put the cards in and I'm up in seconds.. They are well worth the investment..Ndiswrapper is a alternative , but it just does not like to stay working for me..Like Windows it breaks..and I don't have time to mess around...
 
  


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