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Old 07-02-2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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can't install wireless firmware


i got mandriva 2007 and my wireless network card is intel corp PRO/Wireless 2200BG

it wont let me extract the ipw2200-*.fw to /lib/firmware/

it says i dont have premission to extract stuff to that folder but im on the main account. and it doesnt even ask for the root password


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Old 07-02-2007, 05:30 PM   #2
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Log in as root and give it a go.
 
Old 07-11-2007, 01:29 PM   #3
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I tried and it freezes up on me.. and I don't know which version to use when I can I'll post a link to the site where it gives me the version types.
 
Old 07-31-2007, 03:32 PM   #4
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Just for the sake of making it easier for a linux noob who is having the exact same problem...

How do you log in as root?

And when you extract the tgz file into the directory "/lib/firmware/", do you extract everything including the directory that the files are in, or do you extract just the files into the /lib/firmware/ directory?
 
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How do you log in as root?
There are a couple of ways. When you first log in, you enter root as the username and then give the password. The other is to use the su - command in a console (note the - after the su, that isn't a typo). Once you've entered root's password, then any commands you give afterwards in that console will be run with root privileges.

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And when you extract the tgz file into the directory "/lib/firmware/", do you extract everything including the directory that the files are in, or do you extract just the files into the /lib/firmware/ directory?
You probably just want the files. If you have directories below /lib/firmware, the drivers may not look there.
 
  


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