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Old 07-18-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
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USB on Slackware


I am very confused about my USBs. My current goal is to get the internet working on my slackware version, but i'm having no joy at all. I think i have tracked the problem down the fact that my network card does not light up when the computer is turned on. So i guess that it means that my USB is fundamentally not working.

When i google or search on these forums people always talk about usb memory sticks etc or digi cams, but not anything like a network adapter. So do i need to mount my USB, because it isnt a place that i will be storing anything but i dont know what else to do?!

Is there any difference? Or am i barking up the wrong tree?

Thanks In Advance...
Old 07-18-2006, 04:25 PM   #2
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Am I correct in assuming you have a USB network adapter? If so what type is it?

Old 07-19-2006, 06:56 AM   #3
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I have a Netgear WG111T.

I have tried ndiswrapper which works but it can't find the hardware when the modules are installed, which i presume is because i have not set up my USB's.
Old 07-19-2006, 11:58 AM   #4
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If you plug it in and call the command dmesg in the terminal, you can see if the system has detected it.
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well after putting the card in please post the lsusb!! and try getting drivers for linux instead of using ndiswrapper i'm sure there must be drivers available for NetGear hardware.
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Okay guys...
I cut out some of dmesg because it was so long and i have no option but to write it down by hand, so i basically just wrote down stuff that ended with errors or sounded like it might have something to do with this

dmesg says:
Linux Version 2.4.31 (root@tree) (gcc version 3.3.5) #6 Sun Jun 19:04:47 PDT 2005
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_host adapter, errno =2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_host adapter, errno =2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_host adapter, errno =2

agpart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory : 438M
agpart: no supported devices found

isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards..
isapnp: No Plug And Play device found

Intel ISA PCIC Probe: not found
Darabook TCIC-2 PCMCIA probe: not found

ds: no socket drivers loaded!

and lsusb does nothing, so i did lsusb -v and that also did nothing.

And i'm pretty sure that my card doesn't have a native driver but either way ndiswrapper should work fine when i have this sorted out.


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