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Old 04-08-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
craftsman
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xubuntu help


I just downloaded xubuntu for my older dell latitude cpx, 256 memory, P3, 20 gig hd, laptop. I need help on how to install the trendnet ieee 802.11g wireless card. (tew-421 pc ). It worked find with windows xp on this computer, but how do I get the wireless card to work now that I have xubuntu on the same laptop? terminal info.
Link encap :Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1860 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
TX packets:1860 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:143248 (139.8 KB) TX bytes:143248 (139.8 KB)
frame:0

Last edited by craftsman; 04-11-2009 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 03:16 AM   #2
ChrisAbela
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You are not providing much information.

Is the card being detected by your kernel?
To know try:

$ /sbin/ifconfig -a

the ouput should have a reference to the Wireless Card, normally called wlan0 on Slackware. If that is the case then I suggest writing to some ?buntu-specific forum where they can help you with the GUI staff. If you'd rather stay with Command line, then:

make an executable shell script and run it as root:

#!/bin/sh
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan

can give us a lot of hints.

Chris

Last edited by ChrisAbela; 04-09-2009 at 03:17 AM.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 04:44 AM   #3
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Even lscpi -v should give some hints on it.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 02:25 PM   #4
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Hi Craftsman,

If you are still interested in our help, can you send us some outputs for the recommended commands:

Start with

$ /sbin/ifconfig -a

if you do not find anything interesting continue with

$ sudo /sbin/lspci -v

Chris
 
Old 04-11-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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wireless card info.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisAbela View Post
Hi Craftsman,

If you are still interested in our help, can you send us some outputs for the recommended commands:

Start with

$ /sbin/ifconfig -a

if you do not find anything interesting continue with

$ sudo /sbin/lspci -v

Chris
Hello Chris, Craftsman here, here I hope is the info. that you can help me with,
Link encap :Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1860 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
TX packets:1860 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:143248 (139.8 KB) TX bytes:143248 (139.8 KB)
frame:0
 
Old 04-11-2009, 03:48 PM   #6
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lspci is actually in /usr/bin, so you should be able to just run:
Code:
lspci -v
And it is important if anyone's to help you; your ifconfig output just shows that there is nothing configured in networking except for the loopback device.
 
  


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