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Old 09-23-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Driver needed


Hi guys I searched everywhere and I was unable to find drivers for a Compaq 2199CA otherwise known as a 2100. Can anyone please help me out here.
 
Old 09-23-2009, 11:58 PM   #2
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What drivers are you looking for?
 
Old 09-24-2009, 01:17 AM   #3
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What drivers are you looking for?
Hi thanks for the quick reply I am looking for mostly the Ethernet, WiFi, and maybe the graphics and oh also the sound. Can you help me?
 
Old 09-24-2009, 01:23 AM   #4
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Hi thanks for the quick reply I am looking for mostly the Ethernet, WiFi, and maybe the graphics and oh also the sound. Can you help me?
Let's see first sound and graphics:

Give us the o/p of:

Code:
# lspci | grep VGA

# lspci | grep Audio
Also tell us which OS you are using.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 02:03 AM   #5
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every driver for " most" laptops are already installed for Ethernet, WiFi-- it is built in

unless it is a Microsoft "software" modem
also cybergeek004 WHAT operating system ARE you using ???
Ubuntu , fedora,CentOS, Debain , what ?????

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Old 10-06-2009, 02:42 AM   #6
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Let's see first sound and graphics:

Give us the o/p of:

Code:
# lspci | grep VGA

# lspci | grep Audio
Also tell us which OS you are using.
Hi Sorry for the late reply but what does this code repersent also I am using xp now on my compaq and on my HTPC and Windows 7 on my desktop.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 04:23 AM   #7
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Hi Sorry for the late reply but what does this code repersent also I am using xp now on my compaq and on my HTPC and Windows 7 on my desktop.
And you're aware this is a Linux discussion board, yes? Does the name of the group tell you anything?

If you intend to install Linux, we need to know which one in order to offer driver advice. If you don't intend to install Linux, you're in the wrong place.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 02:37 PM   #8
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And you're aware this is a Linux discussion board, yes? Does the name of the group tell you anything?

If you intend to install Linux, we need to know which one in order to offer driver advice. If you don't intend to install Linux, you're in the wrong place.
Well thats why I'm here because I want to install linux on my compaq laptop and I need drivers for it and I wish to install the latest ubunto. What other information do you need?
 
Old 10-06-2009, 02:54 PM   #9
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Linux is .... different.

Generally you don't need drivers, things "just work"(TM) or they don't (and then you have some linux fun making them work).

So, just get a linux distro eg from http://distrowatch.com/ install it and see how you get on.
Make sure you keep your current win installation ("Dual boot") so you can still get on the net if you have problems.

Specific questions? Come back here. Otherwise, just get started.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 10:50 PM   #10
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Linux is .... different.

Generally you don't need drivers, things "just work"(TM) or they don't (and then you have some linux fun making them work).

So, just get a linux distro eg from http://distrowatch.com/ install it and see how you get on.
Make sure you keep your current win installation ("Dual boot") so you can still get on the net if you have problems.

Specific questions? Come back here. Otherwise, just get started.
Thanks alot tredegar I have a diffrent computer that I can use for the internet but this compaq laptop was getting to old to handle any windows os so I thought I put linux on it I will put Linux on it and see if I can get internet connectivity Thank You.

One more question is can I share files via windows xp and ubunto?
 
Old 10-07-2009, 04:30 AM   #11
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One more question is can I share files via windows xp and ubunto?
Of course. The linux application that talks to windows networks is called samba, and all distributions can install it.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 04:41 AM   #12
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Well thats why I'm here because I want to install linux on my compaq laptop and I need drivers for it and I wish to install the latest ubunto. What other information do you need?
You're probably better off just installing Ubuntu. It is very likely that most of the driver issues will turn out to be resolved by default. But those that are not are much easier to solve from the context of an installed Linux version.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 03:37 PM   #13
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Thanks guys I will install it today and see what happens.
Thanks again.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 06:36 PM   #14
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Hi guys I got the ubuntu 8.10 installed and I got the network hooked up via wired ethernt and it say "Auto eh0" but I can't get the wireless working. Can someone please help me on this one?
 
Old 10-08-2009, 02:41 PM   #15
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Acculy guys I got it all working everything works awsome I had to update and istall the latest ver. and it found B43 driver for my wireless and it works good. I just have one problem how do I install a program? I'm trying to install adobe reader and I have a file called "Adberdr9.1....linux_enu.bin" How can I open this file and install it?
 
  


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