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Old 02-24-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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new to linux as of 2 hours ago, need help installing drivers for wireless card

well im on a windoze machine right now because i have absolutely no clue how to install drivers for my wireless card that is supported for kernal 2.4 and 2.6. on "mandrake 9.1", . its a tar.gz file that i can untar and it brings me to" makefile, apdbg.c, winevl_iface, src, menudbg". I have no clue how to build or install, it come with instructions, but they are written for someone of much higher experience than i have of only 2 hours. i am compleatly lost when it comes to linux, and i hate windows, please help me make this transition a good one,

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i think you can try Mandriva 2008 one. it's brilliant. Ubuntu didn't support my some drivers. Mandriva supported my all drives.working well. try mandriva 2008 one.
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It would help if we knew what card.

9.1 is pretty old. Nirvan is right. Your card may work out of box with a newer Distro like Mandriva 007 or 008.

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Old 02-26-2008, 09:25 AM   #4
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its a ZyDAS ZD1211B usb adapter. i know mint and almost all the new distros support it, i just cant get the new distros to install on this old ibm w/500mhz amd k6 3d. so im stuck with 9.1 for now, all i want to do is run airsnort on it for a week of so, then it can go back into storage.

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usb support in 9.1 was a bit poor. You need to get at least 2006.


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