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Old 05-03-2009, 02:28 AM   #1
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Exclamation Damn Small Linux - need to get TEW-424ub drivers working!

I've installed Damn Small Linux on a craptop - Dell Latitude CPi A366XT with 128mb RAM, 98 MHz processor, 4GB hard-drive.

it runs very speedily, and i like it. I can get internet working with my PCMCIA EtherFast card, but I have a wireless adapter that used to work with this laptop on Windows 98 - the trendnet TEW-424ub USB wireless adapter (version 3.0 drivers).

There are linux drivers that supposedly work just fine for this adapter, and I downloaded the .tar.gz source code, but I can't compile it on DSL! I've downloaded gnu-utils and gcc-with-libs using MyDSL, i've even tried sudo apt-get install gcc using the debian dpkg tool that i also got with MyDSL, but no cigar! I get weird errors saying that files don't exist. if you want specific error results i'd be happy to supply them.

So my question is how do I get this USB wireless adapter working on DSL? i'm open to a different distro - as long as it's FAST on this piece of crap.
Old 05-03-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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Rep: Reputation: 470Reputation: 470Reputation: 470Reputation: 470Reputation: 470 could try Feather Linux, and DSL-N.
Also, in the mydsl browser, did you search the "testing" or "modules" section?

In the documentation folder is a "how to create dsl app pdf".

The main guy behind MyDSL now works on Tinycore, check it out and maybe Slitaz too.
Old 05-05-2009, 01:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply! I couldn't find that pdf or anything in those sections that would help... and I don't even like DSL...

so I went with Feather Linux. I restored the DPKG system, and edited my sources to use stable (unstable nor testing were working - stat errors) to download gcc and g++.

(sudo apt-get install gcc g++)

However, when it tries to install the first lib, I get many "readlink: invalid option -- e" errors and then:

WARNING: POSIX threads library NPTL requires kernel version 2.6.8 or later. If you use a kernel 2.4, please upgrade it before installing glibc.
feather runs on 2.4.27..... but other people have got these installed successfully!

so how did they do it, what am i doing wrong? please help. google is not answering my question.


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