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Old 02-15-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
baronobeefdip
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how do i give puppy linux 2.16 access to the internet wirelessly


its a linux distro shouldn't it already have the drivers for it

i have been running several different os on this system and puppy 2.16 is the only one that works flawlessly i just need it to be connected to the internet but i havent figured out a way to make it work maybe you can

thanks for the help
 
Old 02-16-2010, 01:00 AM   #2
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Don't know about 2.16 because I haven't used it on old hardware. But this one
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553
usually works very well with old hardware and has all modern programs and drivers.
If you need nvidia drivers, these will work:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...616668&t=14438
This I know, because I have tried it.
 
Old 02-16-2010, 07:30 AM   #3
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Quote:
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its a linux distro shouldn't it already have the drivers for it?
Some Linux distros may have the particular drivers you need for your particular hardware and some may not.

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i have been running several different os on this system…
What system would that be?

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…and puppy 2.16 is the only one that works flawlessly i just need it to be connected to the internet but i havent figured out a way to make it work maybe you can
You’ll have to do that (figure it out).

Wireless Setup
 
Old 02-16-2010, 09:04 AM   #4
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a motherboard from an old hp pavilion 6330 (its from 1998 its original operating system was windows 98) and a 150GB hard drive (originally had a harddrive that was 4GB but i expanded it, and the ram is more than it was originally, i expanded it to about 300MB or a little more, you get the picture

heres is hps page for it
other things that i have changed to it were the optical drives (it has 2 now don'r know what they are) and there is a card in one of the pci slots with three usb ports (1 on the inside of the computer which i think is intended for wlan adapters) and 2 on the outside

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...&product=61097
 
Old 02-16-2010, 09:50 AM   #5
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BofBDip,
I note that you have posted questions in several threads but in many of those threads you do not give a clear indication of whether or not you found a solution to the problem. Not all threads result in a solution but you should strive to peruse your posts to a logical conclusion if at all possible. Also posting questions before others are resolved can sometimes result in threads left hanging without proper follow up.

Experienced forum users specifically look for solutions first in threads whose title contains [SOLVED] This is one way in which you can pay back other forum users for their help. The other way is to document the steps that resulted in a successful outcome.

Here’s how:
  1. Review all threads in which you are the OP (original poster).
  2. Note which threads resulted in a successful solution to your problem.
  3. If you have not already done so then make a new post (in same thread) in which you clearly document both the problem and the solution.
  4. Now return to the first post in your thread, edit it and add [SOLVED] to the subject line.

As an aside I often say: "The speed with which you can expect to get a resolution to your problem is directly proportional to the effort you take in making your needs understood."

Good Luck
 
Old 02-16-2010, 10:29 AM   #6
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TEENpup is based 2.1.4 so you may want to try that. A retro kernel version of Puppy Linux may also work too. I suggest you try the most recent retro kernel version and work your way back from there.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 09:45 AM   #7
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what if i downloaded a more recent kernel source and install it since the drivers for everything in linux is in the kernel and i think updating the kernel will update its support for certain devices

now how do you do so
i have a kernel tarball from kernel.org and i looked inside of it and i didn't find an INSTALL option (there are usually files in there that say install, it the one you execute in a shell prompt to install it) and i don't see it in there all i see is MAKEFILE will this one install it for sure

what is the program that puppy uses as a wi-fi connection interface

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