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Hi, I just installed SUSE Linux 10.1 onto my new laptop and i'm wondering how I am going to be able to connect wirelessly to my router.
You see, the laptop I'm on, Compaq's Presario V2000, has been designed for Windows XP/Vista. The keyboard is for Windows, the sound buttons I think was for the Windows (or Hp) sound software (a driver, I think), and the wireless indicator (another on/off button) was most likely for Hp's wireless driver (for Windows only, as I have dishearteningly found just a couple minutes ago). I actually called Hp/Compaq's Tech Support and this guy told me I couldn't even get rid of Windows Xp because of the computer's "configuration" (as he put it)... I don't think he knew much about what he was talking about. Well, despite his discouraging remarks, I hung up on that guy tried to do it regardless of this computer's "configuration".
So, I went on Hp's main site, looked for downloadable drivers and software for my type of notebook, and, as expected, i found only drivers for Windows.
I was wondering if any one else had the same experience as I have had with Winows-designed computers. I was wondering if anyone could help me out, maybe hook me up with some nice, free software.
Well you could always try and ndswrapper, which is free software that actually uses the windows driver. I disremeber the web site right off the top of my head, but I am sure if you Google for it you can find it no problem. Set up is mildly complex, but you seem like you have a firm grasp of Linux and doubt you will have a problem. As for the sound drivers and such, you might just be out of luck there, at least in so far as the on keyboard shortcuts to raise and lower the volume.