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Old 02-02-2008, 06:57 AM   #16
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Make sure you have the linux-headers and linux-kbuild packages installed before you try to ./configure or make / make install anything.

The packages you need will look something like linux-headers-2.6.18-6-686 and linux-kbuild-2.6.18 to match your running kernel.
Is this something I will need to download or loAD from an alternate source?
 
Old 02-02-2008, 11:24 AM   #17
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Is this something I will need to download or loAD from an alternate source?
You need to download it, but it's already in the standard repositories. Go into your K menu / System / Synaptic Package Manager.

In Synaptic search for kbuild and linux-headers and install the ones that match your kernel.
 
Old 02-02-2008, 01:49 PM   #18
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Hi,
Upon taking a closer look,
I think I made a mistake in possibly also leading you the wrong direction.
It turns out, I have the WG511T using the authros chip and not the WG511 using the prism chip.

Im sorry for misdirecting you

Here is a link with instructions on installing the driver. Be aware! The info is a little outdated. You should be able to find more current info and download. However, the install is probably still the same.

You can also google "linux WG511"

Once again, Im sorry for wasting your time. I should have paid more attention to your card vs mine.



UPDATE:
It seems that lots of people have had problems with installing drivers for your card.
See this link on the ubuntu forum.

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Old 02-03-2008, 04:44 PM   #19
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Please let us know on your progress.
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I did a little more research and found that the drivers are on the Knoppix disk. I downloaded the disk and the instructions say to copy the files from the cd /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware on the CD (Knoppix 4.0 Live CD) to my firmware directory. Well I can't see to make that happen. Can someone give the the command line entries to accomplish this?
 
Old 02-03-2008, 05:18 PM   #20
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I did a little more research and found that the drivers are on the Knoppix disk. I downloaded the disk and the instructions say to copy the files from the cd /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware on the CD (Knoppix 4.0 Live CD) to my firmware directory. Well I can't see to make that happen. Can someone give the the command line entries to accomplish this?
You can open the .iso CD image of Knoppix in File Roller so you don't need to boot up knoppix. Then you will be able to extract the files you need to the directory you want them in.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 05:48 PM   #21
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Hi
I found the working driver for you. I don't know how easy it is to install.

I trust you will be able to make things work. You just need a little patience and learn from the experience.

Your card, WG511v2 is listed to be compatible here at prism54.
One question, is yours a usb device?
 
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I found the working driver for you. I don't know how easy it is to install.

I trust you will be able to make things work. You just need a little patience and learn from the experience.

Your card, WG511v2 is listed to be compatible here at prism54.
One question, is yours a usb device?
No, it's a PCMCIA card.
 
Old 02-05-2008, 10:43 AM   #23
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You can open the .iso CD image of Knoppix in File Roller so you don't need to boot up knoppix. Then you will be able to extract the files you need to the directory you want them in.
Can you send specific instructions on how to get the files from the Knoppix CD to my local folder? I have looked on the cd and cannot find a /usr directory. What am I missing?
 
Old 02-06-2008, 03:28 PM   #24
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Can you send specific instructions on how to get the files from the Knoppix CD to my local folder? I have looked on the cd and cannot find a /usr directory. What am I missing?
Sorry I forgot that inside the .iso Knoppix image is just another compressed image (KNOPPIX). I booted up my Knoppix 4.0.1 DVD and copied the firmware directory for you.

Just click on the link in my signature that says wireless drivers / firmware, and of course it's under the firmware directory. I don't know which one you need for your card though. Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 11:42 AM   #25
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Sorry I forgot that inside the .iso Knoppix image is just another compressed image (KNOPPIX). I booted up my Knoppix 4.0.1 DVD and copied the firmware directory for you.

Just click on the link in my signature that says wireless drivers / firmware, and of course it's under the firmware directory. I don't know which one you need for your card though. Hope this helps.
Ok, I got the files displayed in my browser. How do I get them to copy to the pc at the right directory? Do I have to log in as the administrator?

BTW, I really appreciated your help and patience.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 02:35 PM   #26
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Ok, I got the files displayed in my browser. How do I get them to copy to the pc at the right directory? Do I have to log in as the administrator?

BTW, I really appreciated your help and patience.
Right click on the files you need, and save link as (I use KDE), and save the file(s) you need to a directory like /home or wherever you would download files to. Once those are saved you will need to use a file manager as administrator, go to the place you saved those files to and copy or move them to the directory you want them in.
 
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Right click on the files you need, and save link as (I use KDE), and save the file(s) you need to a directory like /home or wherever you would download files to. Once those are saved you will need to use a file manager as administrator, go to the place you saved those files to and copy or move them to the directory you want them in.
I will give that a try and report back, Thanks.
 
Old 02-17-2008, 09:16 PM   #28
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I will give that a try and report back, Thanks.
So how did things turn out?
 
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So how did things turn out?
Still no luck.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 10:10 AM   #30
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Using my Compaq E500 with Netgear card.

Any more help out there??
 
  


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