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Old 05-16-2006, 10:25 PM   #1
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WUSB54GS will it work in linux?


I'm switching to Linux from Windows... I have some earlier expierence with Red hat linux so i'm sort of familure with it...

What i want to know is, will my WUSB54GS Wireless USB adapter work in Mandriva 2006 Linux?

Thanks a bunch!
Rocco
 
Old 05-16-2006, 11:43 PM   #2
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I don't have a straight forward answer for you, but I will tell you that Mandriva is excellent at automatically picking up wireless adapters. If it doesn't come with drivers, you can probably find some open source drivers for it. Perhaps the manufacture even offers proprietary Linux drivers.

If all this fails, there is also a program called ndiswrapper that you can use to install Windows wireless drivers with.

Remember, you can also check the LQ HCL.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 01:17 AM   #3
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Have a look at Mandriva's Hardware Compatibility Database and don't forget there's also The NDISwrapper Hardware List.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 01:43 AM   #4
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there is a whole thread on the subject about the wusb54gs
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...light=wusb54gs

So welcome to LQ.

Next time, do search first the board, to avoid starting unncessary thread,
and have a look at the LQ rules if you have not already
 
Old 05-18-2006, 10:49 AM   #5
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So i guess this thing doesnt work in linux....?
 
Old 05-18-2006, 12:37 PM   #6
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soulxcavtor, sorry to say that, but did you read the thread?
Did you read LQ rules?
Yes it does work, if you had taken the time to read...

Welcome to LQ anyway, but next time try just a bit to do just a bit of homework, ok
 
Old 05-18-2006, 09:40 PM   #7
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Ok

Ok i researched the other thread... In the area it says this...

Used the inf file from the CD, and the .SYS files from usr5420 available at www.usr.com http://www.usr-emea.com/support/s-pr...unkg&prod=5420.

I downloaded 5420_rel1.0.zip... when I open it I see no files with extension .SYS at the end of them? Is this the right file or am i doing something wrong thanks!!!
 
Old 05-18-2006, 11:08 PM   #8
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Looking quick, I didn't see where you downloaded that from, but there is an alternative to obtaining the .inf and .sys files. As long as you have the drivers installed in Windows, you should be able to do a search for .inf and .sys files. I can't remember exactly where Windows stores these files, but out of the search results, you should be able to find the correct ones. I know mine is easy to spot; I use a card with a RaLink RT2500 chipset. The .inf and .sys files for mine are something like RT2500.inf and RT2500.sys.

So if you can't get the correct files from the website, you should be able to just save those files from Windows on a flash drive or something, then bring them over to Linux to install with ndiswrapper.

Good luck.

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Old 05-18-2006, 11:56 PM   #9
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I Did Method 2 of wiki instructions. Put the drivers on the Cd and the .sys files from installed robotic usb wireless drivers in same Folder, did uninstall of ndiswrapper and reinstall with make and make install. and ndiswrapper -i <drivers dir.>

Says invalid driver still... will keep trying
 
Old 05-19-2006, 01:06 AM   #10
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are you using ndiswrapper1-8?

Quote:
ndiswrapper -i <drivers dir.>
this should be
ndiswrapper -i directorynamdpath/WUSB54GSv2.inf

Quote:
uninstall of ndiswrapper and reinstall
Did you delete /etc/ndiswrapper as well (after uninstalling)?

did you check the device ID (with lsusb)

check the sys file have the same size and date as
-rw-rw-r-- 1 29184 Apr 25 00:49 RNDISMPK.sys
-rw-rw-r-- 1 13824 Apr 25 00:49 usb8023k.sys

Distro and kernel you are using?
 
Old 05-19-2006, 01:10 PM   #11
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Yes

Sorry its hard to go from and back to windows to test things since the internet only works on Windows...

I think I did everything except delete /etc/ folder after uninstall and I will check the file size and dates of the .sys files

Using ndiswrapper 9 btw

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Old 05-19-2006, 02:05 PM   #12
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btw I'm using Mandriva 2006 Power Pack advanced user
 
Old 05-19-2006, 02:32 PM   #13
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did you check the device ID (with lsusb)
I really think you need to check this. I have model version 2.1
I have no idea if the same driver works on all wusb54gs version.
Whe

I am using 2006 free

Quote:
Sorry its hard to go from and back to windows
Sorry to hear that. I have not rebooted Zindows for 1 year now
 
Old 05-19-2006, 02:44 PM   #14
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OK My robotic drivers are different sizes and different dates then yours... Is there anyway I can have yours or a link to your same ones??? I think thats the only problem... My wusb54gsv2.inf is 31.0 KB (31,845 bytes) and Wednesday, June 01, 2005, 4:41:00 AM.. .I think those are the right ones right off the cd but the robotic drivers are wrong..
 
Old 05-19-2006, 02:55 PM   #15
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I could email them, but not right now. Mya take me 1 or 2 days

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