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Old 08-29-2004, 03:06 PM   #1
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Dare you answer the question, that cannot be answered!


Well after to much grief im ready to burn, miam and annihilate this Wireless card.

Actually im going to sell it on.

BUT. I really need a card that will work without any problems.

So what is the easiest card to get going with linux?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 03:30 PM   #2
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Im using a Netgear wg311 and dont guess its hard to get going both Gentoo and slackware have found it and didnt take but 5 min to get going so id say if it got any easier it would have to be able to put itself in your case for ya too.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
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Dare you use the Search function?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=221360

Dare you use the HCL listings?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...hp?product=675
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...hp?product=706

Dare you post which wireless card you have?

Dare you enter your distribution in your User CP?

Dare you read this? ->
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 08-29-2004 at 03:49 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 03:54 PM   #4
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Well this was my previous unsuccessful attempt. 1 of many.

info:

Slackware 10 on an Athlon XP

Belkin Wireless 802.11g PCI Broadcom chip
 
Old 08-29-2004, 03:55 PM   #5
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I recently tried it in Knoppix 3.6 using its GUI for the NDIS Warapper. That didnt work either. It said something along the lines of:

driver loaded but device not found
 
Old 08-29-2004, 04:20 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ephemeral
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=216832

Well this was my previous unsuccessful attempt. 1 of many.

info:

Slackware 10 on an Athlon XP

Belkin Wireless 802.11g PCI Broadcom chip
First, you shouldn't expect people to search your previous posts to find out what you've done. You should post it in your thread.

Second, I read your thread. Did you follow the links and instructions that were given you? It sounds like you gave up and asked for another card - you were pretty vague, and didn't answer the other posters questions such as, you never posted if you followed through with the iwconfig configuration. Anything that you have to configure in Linux is either going to whip your butt, and draw your blood as you whip it's butt. This ain't point-and-click Windoze!

Third, you may have missed this, but Jeremy (LQ root) interview one of the true wireless pioneers recently and that link is here -> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=194667 plus there is a link to his homepage here -> http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/ and basically he says that Broadcom is the pits for Linux wireless cards. One of the two that are the worst.

There are new posts about installing wireless. If you will search some, I think you will find that it can be done, but it's going to take a lot of tedious work.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 04:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for the response.

I guess my frustration has got the better of me, which is why i didnt post much detail earlier.

I did follow the users recommendations. They got me about half way through which was helpful. However to avoid being irratating after realising i simply wasnt going to get it showing up in IWCONFIG, i stopped posting in that thread.

Yeah I heard Broadcom was bad after buying it.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 05:47 PM   #8
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Sorry for your problems. Try reading the documentation again, from a fresh point of view. It's always frustrating, IMO, to get stuff working in Slackware. That's why I've backed off, and am reading some very basic, fundamental documents about Linux in general.

When I first started running Linux in June of 2003, I expected all the hardware that "just worked" in Windoze would work in Linux - not so! And I tried to replace the apps that I used to produce work in Windoze from the start. Well, the quality of software isn't available yet, either. And there are just too many different Linux distributions for a team of developers to make an installable binary that would work on three or four of them, much less all of them. There must be over 200!

So now I've gone back to square one, and am "learning Linux" and using Windoze to "produce work." Somewhere down the road, I'll know more about how to admin Linux and can more easily get stuff working.

But as one of our mods, Tinkster says, "The fact that you have a history of having fought windows to the blood, and having conquered it in the end may well make windows appear to you as easier than Slackware (which you haven't wrestled down yet)."

So, now I'm "wrestling Slack to the blood." Question is: will I live long enough to get it working properly, or will I run out of blood?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 06:16 PM   #9
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I tried Mandrak 7x years ago. The hardware detection was real bad. Then i fired 10 awhile back and woah. I realised Linux was an option again. Since then ive been jumping between distros frequently. Just trying to settle on one. Next on the list is Dyne Bolic LiveCD.


Overall my recent linux experiences have been more positive than negative.

And im packing some awkward hardware compatability wise.

SATA (works)
Terratec Soundcard (works, doesnt sound quite as crisp as windows though - tweaking might solve that)
ATI 9800pro (works but no 3d accel, everyone knows that though! - not a big deal to me)
DVDRW dual format (seems to read no probs, havent tried burning must do soon!)
 
  


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