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Old 08-14-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
Fromthebronx
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How to find, identify, write to or load a driver from CD ROM to LINUX UBUNTU 11.04


Installed LINUX UBUNTU 11.04 completely replacing Windows 7.
Bought Sabrent Wireless-G 802.11G PCI Adapter card with LINUX driver on a mini CD. No documentation accompanied the PCI card, it is probably on the CD.

I do not have a clue on how to proceed.

I think there is a mount command but some knowledge is required on how to issue a mount.

How do I identify the CD ROM?
How can I get to Read, write and Load a driver
Where do I put the driver software
How to "load" and "unload"/remove a CD or DVD

What commands do I issue
Thank you
fromthebronx (now in Texas)
My objective is to get internet connectivity wirelessly via the card and also to learn to use the CDROM
 
Old 08-14-2011, 07:08 PM   #2
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On Ubuntu, you shouldn't have to do anything more than simply insert the CD for it to show you the contents. Manually mounting drives is something that Ubuntu has gone through great pains to remove from the user's experience.

As for the driver that is on the disc, there is really no telling if it will work with your system or not. It is probably going to be a kernel module you will have to compile yourself, which is not going to be an easy task for a new Linux user. There is also a good chance that it won't be compatible with the particular kernel you are running.

More to the point, the Internet seems to indicate this should be plug and play on a modern Linux distribution. Have you tried to simply plug it in and see what happens?
 
Old 08-14-2011, 07:08 PM   #3
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On the face of it just put the CD into the drive and a picture of a CD should come up on the desktop. Click the picture, or double click it whatever, and then read the instructions inside the CD.

Open a terminal and type lspci - this lists pci devices. See if it is mentioned, if so good sign.

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Old 08-15-2011, 12:51 PM   #4
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UBUNTU 11.04 find, read, write to CD

Quote:
Originally Posted by MS3FGX View Post
On Ubuntu, you shouldn't have to do anything more than simply insert the CD for it to show you the contents. Manually mounting drives is something that Ubuntu has gone through great pains to remove from the user's experience.

As for the driver that is on the disc, there is really no telling if it will work with your system or not. It is probably going to be a kernel module you will have to compile yourself, which is not going to be an easy task for a new Linux user. There is also a good chance that it won't be compatible with the particular kernel you are running.

More to the point, the Internet seems to indicate this should be plug and play on a modern Linux distribution. Have you tried to simply plug it in and see what happens?
Thanks for the quick reply.
I have inserted Different CDs many times into the drive, other than the drive light coming on and off nothing happened.

Your mentioning UBUNTU wants to spare the user from manually doing stuff led me to revisit UBUNTU menus and try again:
Application>>Accessories>>Disk user analyzer [provided usage info only and by directory not by device.]
Search for files [asked to look in folder]
Places>>Computer File System [no trace of devices / CDROM]
SYSTEM>>Preference [no help]
System>>Administration>>Additional Drivers [No action when clicked]
Systems>>Administration>>Log Viewer>>>>syslog (and syslog1) [ listed failed modules
Systems>>Administration>>udev {may have cd info but I am not sufficiently knowledgeable to understand this]
Systems>>Help and Support>>Files Folders and Search (removable) [again not helpful to me]

Am I missing something? Maybe because of syslog's mention of failed stuff my implementation is faulty
Any other info would be appreciated

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Old 08-15-2011, 01:05 PM   #5
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Please open a terminal (you should find that in the menu), type in the command
Code:
lspci
and post the output here. this way we will see which drivers are needed for that wireless card and can tell you how to install them. After that it will be much easier to fix your issue with the CD-ROM.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 01:08 PM   #6
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LINUX UMBUNTU Findingreading,writing aCD

Quote:
Originally Posted by lugoteehalt View Post
On the face of it just put the CD into the drive and a picture of a CD should come up on the desktop. Click the picture, or double click it whatever, and then read the instructions inside the CD.

Open a terminal and type lspci - this lists pci devices. See if it is mentioned, if so good sign.
Thanks for your reply,
Merely putting a cd in the CDROM drive does nothing.

As for 'lspci" I got the following: -->Note I found PCI mentioned a few times but I could make nothing of it.
lainie@lainie-FK586AA-ABA-SR5610F:~$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
03:00.0 Communication controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. Device 2f81 (rev 01)
lainie@lainie-FK586AA-ABA-SR5610F:~$ ^C
lainie@lainie-FK586AA-ABA-SR5610F:~$
Again Thanks,

Any other Ideas?

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Old 08-15-2011, 01:13 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
Please open a terminal (you should find that in the menu), type in the command
Code:
lspci
and post the output here. this way we will see which drivers are needed for that wireless card and can tell you how to install them. After that it will be much easier to fix your issue with the CD-ROM.
Thanks,
Please see my response to MS3FGX.
There I listed the output from the lspci command.

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Old 08-15-2011, 05:05 PM   #8
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Bit odd. Try the main menu: Places > computer then click(s) on the CD drive icon and see what happens, with the CD in the drive.

Install lshw - list hardware, and post the result here.

At a quess: sudo apt-get install lshw at the terminal command line.

Newcommers always get weird problems.

If the hardware is not being picked up, the simplest thing is to put it into a different slot and see what happens.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 05:18 PM   #9
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Hmmmm.

Code:
lainie@lainie-FK586AA-ABA-SR5610F:~$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
03:00.0 Communication controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. Device 2f81 (rev 01)
lainie@lainie-FK586AA-ABA-SR5610F:~$ ^C
lainie@lainie-FK586AA-ABA-SR5610F:~$
Either you installed the Sabrent Wireless-G 802.11G PCI Adapter card wrong. Or is this a usb wireless device? Because your lspci output does not show it as installed. Mine for reference.

Code:
06:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Wondering what the commands

Code:
su -c "hwinfo --wlan"
and

Code:
su -c "hwinfo --netcard"
Though maybe hwinfo may not be installed and Ubuntu hiccups with su command.

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Old 08-15-2011, 10:42 PM   #10
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Bit odd. Try the main menu: Places > computer then click(s) on the CD drive icon and see what happens, with the CD in the drive.

Install lshw - list hardware, and post the result here.

At a quess: sudo apt-get install lshw at the terminal command line.

Newcommers always get weird problems.

If the hardware is not being picked up, the simplest thing is to put it into a different slot and see what happens.

----------------------
got to CD icon clicked got "empty" with CD in the device and with no CD in the device
tried: "install lshw" got "invalid option 'l'"
Tried: "sudo apt-get install lshw" got: "apt: command not found"
Got message
"The program 'apt' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk"
So I tried: sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk Here is the results of the command
lainie@lainie-FK586AA-ABA-SR5610F:~$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk
[sudo] password for lainie:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
lainie@lainie-FK586AA-ABA-SR5610F:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
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Processing 2 changed doc-base file(s)...
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lainie@lainie-FK586AA-ABA-SR5610F:~$
Then I went to Update manager IT WORKED (sorry I didn't take notes)
Well after all that The system needed to be restarted so I restarted.

Behold I got an Icon of the CD Success!! I need to review what transpired so I can understand what I (You) did
Thanks Lugoteeholt and to all you folks who led me to getting further than ever before.

__fromthe bronx
 
Old 08-15-2011, 11:45 PM   #11
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Great, that's lovely.
 
Old 08-16-2011, 05:37 PM   #12
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Reading CD and Loading Drivers Partially Solved

Great (so far) - Not fully successful.

Problem: Opened drawer inserted a CD and... NOTHING - no LINUX recognition no action resulting from placing CD in the CDROM

Objective

1) To read data contained in an inserted CD, have LINUX/UMBUTU recognize the CD by posting a CD icon on the screen and a mechanism to view and act on contents.
2) Be able to load the driver for a function (in my case a PCI Wireless LAN card) using vendor's driver software

Solution: (Part 1) Software was loaded to permit the operation of reading & recognizing a CD. This was done by issuing the following command from the terminal.

"sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk"

This loaded a whole bunch of software meeting objective 1) above. (see prior threads for a listing) Double clicking the ICON gets you into the CD and files therein.

Part 1) SOLVED!

Part 2) A new request for solution will be posted.

Thanks __fromthebronx
 
Old 08-16-2011, 07:44 PM   #13
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Driver install problem: Sabrent wireless-G 802.11G PCI adapter

Driver disk from Sabrent for PCI Wireless adapter 802.11G

Inserted the vendors CD Got an ICON with the following: "WLAN_658"
Double clicking on it results in: the display of 10 icons among them are:
Acrobat reader - Autorun - manual - PCI-802G(630G) - PCI-820N
USB11G 11N-RT - USB11N/RTL8191&8188 - Autorun.inf - setup.exe - setup.ini

Double clicked on Manual
It provided Instructions to run setup.exe and select "PCI Wireless 802.11G drivers.

Selected Setup.exe
got
"Archive: /media/WLAN_6.58/Setup.exe
[/media/WLAN_6.58/Setup.exe]
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /media/WLAN_6.58/Setup.exe or
/media/WLAN_6.58/Setup.exe.zip, and cannot find /media/WLAN_6.58/Setup.exe.ZIP, period." ???

Any Ideas

__fromthebronx
 
Old 08-16-2011, 10:53 PM   #14
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Well the .exe would be the installer for the Windows drivers, which will do nothing for you on Linux.

Does the documentation mention anything about the installation process for Linux?
 
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:08 AM   #15
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Load Driver for Sabrent Wireless G 802.11G PCI Adapter

Quote:
Originally Posted by MS3FGX View Post
Well the .exe would be the installer for the Windows drivers, which will do nothing for you on Linux.

Does the documentation mention anything about the installation process for Linux?
=============YES
There is a setup.ini as well when checked got:
"[32bit]
EXEName=demo32.exe
DBDName=sp_eng.dbd
CmdLine=-q
CopyFiles=0
DIRName=autorun
[0x0409]
Caption=DemoShield Launch
PrepMessage=DemoShield is preparing to launch the DemoShield Demo
WaitMessage=Please wait one moment...
Scanning=Scanning:
Copying=Copying
To=to
Cancel=Cancel
LocalLaunch=Run Locally
NoSpace=Disk space is low. Do you want to run the demo locally?"

There is also PCI802G(630G) Which may be the Driver that seems to match the PCI card I want to install clicked and got:
5 selections --of interest are LINUX, Supporting Information and RaLink_PCI.txt
first clicked on supporting information --> which listed a few operating environments but NOT LINUX
Then clicked on RaLink_PCI.txt --> select plain test translation ---nothing
Tried LINUX --> ICON with "tar.bz2" written on an ICON folder below is written "2008_0506_RT61_LINUX SoftAP_Drv1 1.3.0.tar.bz2" when selected got the following
Dialogue name: 2008_0506_RT61_SoftAP_Drv1.1.3.0.tar.bz2 [Read Only] Under Name were listed 3 items with headings:
Name........... size.........type...............Date Modified
8021x...........208.9KB......Folder.............09 May 2008
MODULE..........2.5 MB.......Folder..............09 May 2008
WSC_UPNP........7.9 MB.......Folder..............09 May 2008


How can I install the driver for the PCI card???
 
  


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