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Old 06-01-2006, 11:36 PM   #1
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Starting Linux with Linux XP (don't flame me!)... how do I install my wireless card?

Alright, I was tired of windows so I'm gaving linux a try with Linux XP... so everything is smooth, and I just installed it.. but it didn't automatically detect my wireless card. Where do I go from here? I mean, the card I have doesn't offer linux drivers. BTW: it's an Encore ENLWI-G . Thanks soo much, I'm hoping after I get the internet up, I can start learning more with it. -KEn
Old 06-01-2006, 11:58 PM   #2
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Step one, you have to know what chipset your card uses. I suspect that card has a Marvell ... You may be in trouble. What is the output of $ lspci
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I searched a bit and, indeed, your chipset is a Marvell. I don't know if that's good news or bad news. Anyway, try downloading ndiswrapper and "make" it (you need the kernel source to do that; know nothing about Linux XP so I just suppose it's there). You then take the windows drivers and install them using ndiswrapper. Good Luck
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Thanks rich and Sera... I'm going to give ndiswrapper a try and see what happens... Also, there's a crackling sound on the speakers- tried several ones... is it due to a driver error in linux itself... or should I install the motherboard drivers too?
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The sound problem is probably caused by wrong ALSA driver. I have no experience on Linux XP so your on your own to check this.

Here's a link to Gentoo'ALSA guide

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