Installing Ubuntu 7.10 on my Desktop (questions about Via chipsets and USB wireless.)
I would like to Install Ubuntu 7.1 Gutsy on my computer however I had some worries about doing so. I have read all of the information on NDI swapper and I am having some trouble getting it to work in my laptop (my first attempt with Ubuntu) I am using a WUSB54G from Linksys and I have downloaded the suggested drivers to use with NDI. Also, I had some questions about my mainboard, a VIA k8t800. The windows drivers come with a special boot disk because the motherboard has some special needs for use with windows.
The via site states:
Windows Pre-OS installation Floppy Disk (F6 Installation)
Under Windows 2000 and later OS, while user intends to install OS on the disk attached on the RAID controller, they have to prepare a floppy driver disk including the pre-OS installation files and press “F6” while boot CD is starting.
Is this necessary for Ubuntu?
I basically would like to beable to be sure that if I install Ubuntu on my desktop computer I will at least have internet access. Suggestions?
read thisfor help with ndiswrapper on ubuntu, it should work
Okay I downloaded the drivers for wusb54g v1 and I used ndis wrapper "-i WUSB54G.inf"
When I run the test on the driver it says:
WUSB54G - invalid driver!
when I try to run ndiswrapper -r WUSB54G.inf
It says no such file. Infact there are no files in /etc/ndiswrapper/
I am not sure if the files are just in the wrong dir or if it just isn't installing the drivers.
the id is 1918:2234. The weird part is I got the error message file not found, but it still says the driver is already installed. Does anyone know where I would go to delete these failed files?
Okay I did get the new drivers installed. I deleted the entries in the dir /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper.
The ndiswrapper shows no errors in the tail log.
My USB networking card is plugged in and showing an id of 1915:2234
However when I enter "iwconfig" I recieve this message:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
Also when I open the networking app it does not show a wireless adapter.
Also, one question about my connection with my wireless network: I always use the WEP key ##.##.##.## to connect to my network I don't know the passphrase, any suggestions? I didnt see a wep_key or any such replacement for wpa_phrase.
Thanks for all the help guys.
have you tried
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
before running iwconfig?
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