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Old 09-06-2006, 10:29 AM   #31
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I would try that and also see if isl3890 is in /lib/modules/2.6.17.6/kernel/driver/net or /lib/modules/2.6.17.6/drivers/net/wireless
I did a locate isl3890 and it only show in ubuntu and kanotix.

The locations are /lib/firmware/[kernel version]/ and /lib/hotplug/.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 10:29 AM   #32
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Okay found out you want to use the PrismGT driver. According to this. http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz . I am still looking for the interface name that prismGT uses.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 10:37 AM   #33
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Can you give me more information about it.
Netgear WG511 54mbps wireless PC Card ew-bit CardBus WG511 with the "Made in Taiwan" label. It's not new, somewhat dated.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 10:56 AM   #34
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Do you have the prismGT module?
 
Old 09-06-2006, 11:02 AM   #35
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no, only prism54. I think the lack of the isl3890 firmware, maybe due to a newer version of the islsm software, might be the problem. The prism54.org website has some info.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 11:09 AM   #36
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yeah I looked through their site. They had some pretty good information. http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_...g.html#Prism54
may be of some use for you also.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 12:12 PM   #37
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Here's a discouraging post:

http://prism54.org/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=1656

maybe I'll have to wait for a fix, eh?
 
Old 09-06-2006, 12:15 PM   #38
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could just be something he is doing wrong. I would give it a try. What is the worst that could happen. It doesn't work currently. S
 
Old 09-06-2006, 05:06 PM   #39
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i don't know for your card but it might be the same thing as ipw2*00 (like the centrinos' ones):
kernel module is compiled BUT firmware isn't included in Zenwalk because zenwalk doen't have rights to distribut it.

So you have to download the firmware, uncompress, and install/copy it in the good directory (/lib/firmware/ most of time).
 
Old 09-06-2006, 05:32 PM   #40
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Could be, but it works in Ubuntu and Kanotix.

I'm going away for a few days, but will return early next week and continue. Thanks all.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 06:27 PM   #41
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i don't know for kanotix, but ubuntu come with ipw2*00 firmware already installed (some distrib can some other can't, depend of licence, money, ....)
 
Old 09-07-2006, 01:42 PM   #42
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Maybe ndiswrapper is a solution ?
 
  


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