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Posted 12-26-2008 at 03:43 PM by ctroyer

Oh joy.

According to Wikipedia, the developers of ndiswrapper have not been answering thier mail since some time in October.


Off to my favorite source of guidance, the ever knowledgeable TCLUG.
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Hit the wall.

Posted 12-26-2008 at 03:10 PM by ctroyer

OK, tried the live CDs, no help there. Read the FAQs, wandered through usr/doc/... Still no help. I'll keep googling and looking for guidance as to the next step. The Slackware manual was not a lot of help, except to make me wonder if I had installed the PCMCIA utilities.
If I could find a sensible walkthrough, one that explained what each tool was as it was being used, I'd be learning a whole lot more. I could be learning a whole suite of tools that would be applicable to a broad range...
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Step, step, trip. Dust off; repeat.

Posted 12-26-2008 at 11:33 AM by ctroyer
Updated 12-26-2008 at 11:35 AM by ctroyer (recategorize)

So, in typical Linux fashion, I've been reading disjointed FAQs and wikis, and making some slight progress. That is, until I come across instructions in a wiki entry that refer to a command (hwinfo) that does not exist on my machine. No biggie, I figure, I'll just check the LQ commands list, and something helpful. No dice. I'm guessing that the hwinfo command is specific to the unnamed distro being used by the author of the wiki entry. So, for the next step forward I'll try booting fom one of my...
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Walking the wireless path

Posted 12-26-2008 at 10:47 AM by ctroyer
Updated 12-26-2008 at 11:20 AM by ctroyer (recategorize)

I set the goal for myself of getting the wireless card working on my Thinkpad 600. Yes, it's an antique, but that's part of the charm. No native support seems to be available for my Buffalo G54 card, so I'm going the ndiswrapper route. (I'm no Free Software zealot - I'm just a cheap bastard.) Thus far, I've managed to get the ndiswrapper software to claim that it has installed the driver - but the hardware is not yet recognized. So now I'm researching how to get the card recognized. (Running Slackware...
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A little Linux fun.

Posted 12-25-2008 at 09:24 PM by Hitboxx
Updated 12-25-2008 at 09:26 PM by Hitboxx


How about this? I thought of killing my Fedora (not in a literal sense), just how much damage can it take until all hangs up, without using any scripts or forks or bombs.

Started Vbox with two machines running Mint and Slitaz, and still it was running all happy and fun.

Didn't succeed this time. I think I will put in more VMs with other distros and see how far it goes...
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