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Old 03-02-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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Wireless problem with puppy on an old IBM T30


Hi all, I'm fairly new to linux, I can't get puppy to connect to ANY wireless network, protected or not. The driver autodetected my wireless card (IBM high rate wireless LAN with modem II) as an Intersil Prism 2.5 chipset, but it will not work. I wonder if the driver is corrupted, or if I should just use ndiswrapper with the windows drivers. Obviously, I would prefer to use native linux drivers, but the wrapper will not tax the system too much if I use that option. I have heard that these laptops are very linux friendly, and I ran xubuntu on it for quite some time with no big problems. My home router is a Belkin F6D4230-4 V3. This thing will not show up at all, but my family's old linksys will, I can't connect to it either. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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Hi the spork, Welcome to LQ. Let's gather some information on your hardware and configuration. Please post the output from the following commands.

Code:
$ /sbin/lspci -v | grep Network
$ /sbin/lsmod
$ /sbin/ifconfig -a
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-03-2010, 01:56 AM   #3
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Ok, the first command did nothing, just put me back at the prompt.
I could not figure out how to copy and paste from the terminal in this distro, so I just screencapped the output, which is in the two files I have attached.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:32 AM   #4
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How about the following?

Code:
$ /sbin/lspci -v
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-07-2010, 02:52 AM   #5
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post lsusb
 
Old 03-16-2010, 02:39 AM   #6
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Ok to get all the data for lspci -v for you, I need to know how to pipe the output of the command to a text file.

I don't even think I have the command lsusb, the console said no command.

Sorry for my long absence, i have been fairly busy
 
Old 03-16-2010, 12:06 PM   #7
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Ok to get all the data for lspci -v for you, I need to know how to pipe the output of the command to a text file.

I don't even think I have the command lsusb, the console said no command.

Sorry for my long absence, i have been fairly busy
To pipe output to a text file issue something like the following.

Code:
 $ /sbin/lspci -v > /home/youruser/filename.txt
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-16-2010, 04:16 PM   #8
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
  


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