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Old 01-13-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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Installing NIC card software

Dear Linux experts,

I am completely new to Linux. The OS I am running is SUSE 10.3. I need to install firmware and software for an Intel 2200BG NIC for access to the internet. I have downloaded the files ipw2200_linux_1_2_0.tgz. I have not been able to get further than this. I have tried running it in YAST or in root with no results. I am totally lost and need a blow blow instruction set to get through this and configure the card to run on my local home network and access the internet. By the way the binary firmware image is ipw2200-fw-3.0.tgz. Again, I do not know how to install this for the NIC software. Help.

Joh Jenkins
Old 01-13-2008, 09:01 AM   #2
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It's a wireless card, correct? As far as I know, the package contains firmware for it. It should be unpacked into the /lib/firmware directory. Check if it's present in your system (and if firmware is already in it). If not, create it. Then try as root
tar zvxf ipw2200_linux_1_2_0.tgz -C /lib/firmware
modprobe ipw2200

What do you see in the output?


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