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Old 01-23-2004, 03:09 PM   #1
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Why is installing drivers so painful? Help!


I'm trying to get these two pieces of junk install to mandrake 9.2

Benq AWL100 Wireless LAN pcmcia card (11b standard)

Buffalo Ethernet card (10/100) PCMCIA

can anyone help me or point me to a website or something?

 
Old 01-23-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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nobody??
 
Old 01-24-2004, 07:02 AM   #3
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roger that.. linux = much harder to get simple bits of hardware to install...
 
Old 01-24-2004, 12:31 PM   #4
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Try going to the manufacturer's websites... they'll have at least some info if you look around enough. Also I know there are some generic drivers for stuff that works. I have 9.2 on my inspiron 8100 laptop, and the geforce 2go card wouldn't run right. well after serching around on nvidia's site for a while i found out how to install the 3d card's drivers. now everything works great. good luck.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 10:35 PM   #5
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i did get the drivers and instructions from the manufacturers

problem is, linux won't listen to me.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 01:47 PM   #6
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*bump, TTT*
can anyone help?

I don't want to give up on my laptop! Not just yet!
 
Old 01-26-2004, 03:29 AM   #7
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bump

anyone?
please?
i'm getting closer to installing windows 98se on my laptop now...
 
Old 01-26-2004, 03:46 AM   #8
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If your giving up that fast on it, maybe you should stick to windows . try searching through the mandrake support on hardware to see if those pieces of hardware are actually supported. maybe try out red hat or some other linux distro if they support that hardware. maybe bombard the manufacturers with requests to get a driver for those pieces of hardware. consider buying a compatible piece of hardware, they aren't that expensive anymore. there isn't much anyone can do for you if they just aren't compatible.. sorry dude
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:04 AM   #9
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i have the drivers but they're freeking hard to install

my ethernet card doesn't even get detected properly by mandrake and i've been trying to "compile" the driver for my wireless card.

 
  


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