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Old 09-18-2006, 12:03 AM   #1
Valfather
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Wireless card nonexistance


I recently added a Belkin 54g wireless card to my Gentoo 2.6.12r10 installation, but it fails completely

Currently ndiswrapper says that the driver (either from the cd, or from the ndiswrapper wiki) is loaded properly, but that the hardware is not present.

lspci outputs:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1541 (rev 04)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation M1541 PCI to AGP Controller (rev 04)
0000:00:03.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV] (rev c3)
0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11)
0000:00:0b.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
0000:00:0b.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
0000:00:0b.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)
0000:00:0f.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c1)
0000:01:00.0 Display controller: Texas Instruments TVP4020 [Permedia 2] (rev 01)

(the ethernet controller is a working ethernet card)

UPDATE: The card fails on both KDE and kubuntu

Last edited by Valfather; 09-21-2006 at 11:44 PM.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 03:59 PM   #2
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I am having a similar problem, though it says my hardware (wireless card) is present though. However it is not working, the light on the card itself isn't on to indicate power is on.............bah.

I am quite new to linux, that said, make sure to use the driver that corresponds to the chipset on the card. You could try software other than ndiswrapper to install the driver.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 11:43 PM   #3
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There are unfortunately several versions of my card (Belkin 54g) which involve different drivers (according to the ndiswrapper wiki). From my understanding, the traditional way to resolve this is lspci, which should display information about all the pci buses (even, I think, cards which do not have drivers).
 
  


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