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Old 02-16-2006, 02:11 AM   #1
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Mandriva 2006 atmel usb wifi adaptor

Greetings all,

I purchased a 'Spirit' 802.11b wireless USB adaptor that has an Atmel chipset that wouldn't work out of the box with Mandriva.

It produced an ID from /proc/bus/usb/devices Vendor=03eb ProdID=7613.

dmesg produced an output relating to firmware drivers that failed and indicated going to to download the firmware.

I downloaded the firmware atmel-firmware-1.3-1fc3.noarch.rpm and still no luck.

I discovered that rpm -qpl atmel-firmware-1.3-1fc3.noarch.rpm sent the firmware files to /lib/firmware/ , so I then simply copied the files all over to /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/

This fixed the recognition problem of the USB wifi adaptor and then armed with I am happily wireless with the product.

Old 02-16-2006, 07:10 AM   #2
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Maybe you could submit this to the LQ HCL. Having successful install instructions there is a good thing.


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