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Old 05-02-2006, 10:34 PM   #1
scott847
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Problems with Linux (Auditor and others) with Dell TrueMobile 1150


Hey everyone...

I recently bought a Dell TrueMobile 1150 (with external MC connection). I needed this for a project that involved building and testing a bi-quad dish I had made ealier. Anyways, I bought the card, loaded the liveboot (cd) of Auditor and the card was not even showing up. I also tried my copy of Troppix 1.2 and I got the same problem. I really am worried about this. I need to present tomorrow but I was really hoping I could show how the card works with the linux enviorment. By the way, the card works fine with windows XP... I am not very linux savy so I never used any commands to try and get it to work. I messed around in the GUI card manager but that does not really do anything but show the status. I do not think installing linux to my harddrive is an option at the moment. Also, I am running it on a Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop.

Any help would be greatly apriciated! Thanks!

-Scott

Edit: For those who do not know... The Dell TrueMobile 1150 is the same as the Orinoco Classic Gold and is either hermes or prism2 chipset.

Last edited by scott847; 05-02-2006 at 10:36 PM.
 
Old 05-03-2006, 01:16 AM   #2
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Any ideas?

I tried to change the firmware of the card to that of a modifyed version of the orig. orinioco gold firmware but that didnt really get me anywhere in linux. The card shows up as prism2 but when I take the card out and do modprobe orinoco_cs then put the card in, it still loads as prism2... Is there a way to override this?

Thanks again,

-Scott
 
Old 05-16-2006, 01:08 PM   #3
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Dell Treumobile

First off if you don't know what you are doing, Don't mess with the firmware. Secondly auditor loads the wrong drivers for the Orinoco Card by default. It looks like a prism card because the hostap drivers are loaded. Go into terminal the little black monitor in the bottom left and click it. type switch-to-wlanng eject the card and reinsert it. now type iwconfig. walla. btw ignorance isn't an excuse to not use the terminal. the GUI has nothing to offer.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 06:40 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by KiNG TuNA
First off if you don't know what you are doing, Don't mess with the firmware. Secondly auditor loads the wrong drivers for the Orinoco Card by default. It looks like a prism card because the hostap drivers are loaded. Go into terminal the little black monitor in the bottom left and click it. type switch-to-wlanng eject the card and reinsert it. now type iwconfig. walla. btw ignorance isn't an excuse to not use the terminal. the GUI has nothing to offer.
Hey,

Thanks for the reply!

I had tried alot of stuff in terminal already, but that didnt seem to work... My laptop is currently not working, but I am getting a new one later this week so I will try your idea then. However, I had tried that switch-to-wlanng command before it broke and it gave me some error about Auditor needing to be on the harddrive, something I an unable to do. Any ideas?

Thanks again,

Scott

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Old 05-22-2006, 05:28 PM   #5
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download this release auditor-150405-04 from remote-exploit.org and try that.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 09:26 PM   #6
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Hey there

I'm using a Dell Truemobile 1150 mini-PCI on a Dell Latitude C610 using Slax 10.1 Dist.

I also have a Netgear WG511v2 PCMCIA

I've configured Ndiswrapper with the driver for Netgear which works, as for the truemobile, it doesn't.

Anyways, ndiswrapper is working, and has installed the driver for the netgear, but the ndiswrapper module itself isn't located.
I have the full linux source and headers installed also.

Apparently, in this dist, the wireless interface comes up as eth0.

In all of this I am using Slax within VM Workstation 5 under XP.

If any at all, have used VMW5... I have all three devices, the ethernet, the netgear and the truemobile bridged to vmnet0, thinking it will allow slax to recognise all three, perhaps it is only recognising the ethernet, which it does instantaneously.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Ben.

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