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Old 04-22-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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D-link DWA-140 and driver installation

Well I'm a complete Linux newbie but I have installed the latest Linux Mint as a dual boot system using GRUB as the bootloader.

As soon as I'm in mint, I notice that I can't connect to the internet. My computer does not have a wireless card so I have been using a wireless USB receiver by D-link (DWA-140). I did a google search and found that many people are having a hard time connecting using various USB devices, but finally found the driver.

My question is this: How do I install drivers in Linux? I's pretty basic. I'm online from my Windows partition now, and my Linux can see the partition so I have access to the driver in Mint.


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There's usually a README that comes with the driver, and it depends on the driver. Usually it's a kernel module, so you just open a terminal there and run 'make' then as root 'make install'.

Check here for support of various cards:

I don't see a DWA-140 on there tho.


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