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Old 08-02-2010, 02:47 AM   #1
trewtzu
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unable to recognize wireless card


hey guys.

i just did a new install of slack 13.1 and i cant seem to be able to get my wireless card up.

my system is a new ish dell laptop,a vostro 3700

to be honest im not even really sure where to start here

if i ifconfig i only get my ethernet and my loopback and if i "iwconfig" i just get told that i have no wireless extensions.

yeah not sure what else to add,

any help would be great!
thanks
 
Old 08-02-2010, 03:54 AM   #2
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Hi trewtzu!

It seems like you're not the only one with this problem.
As far as I know, the DW1520(which I believe is the one you got on your laptop) isn't supported by any linux driver yet.

Cheers,
Jorek
 
Old 08-02-2010, 09:06 AM   #3
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Hi,

What is the output of 'lspci -vvn' from the 'cli' for the wireless portion?

 
Old 08-04-2010, 03:10 AM   #4
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NOOO Jorek dont tell me that!!

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Hi,

What is the output of 'lspci -vvn' from the 'cli' for the wireless portion?

i cant find a wireless portion so i just uploaded the whole thing to pastebin as its too large to submit here.

heres the link
http://pastebin.com/648y8tEF



thanks guys!
 
Old 08-04-2010, 09:10 AM   #5
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by trewtzu View Post
NOOO Jorek dont tell me that!!

i cant find a wireless portion so i just uploaded the whole thing to pastebin as its too large to submit here.

heres the link
http://pastebin.com/648y8tEF

thanks guys!
My bad! It should have been 'lspci -vv' to id the subsystems with human readable ID;
Quote:
excerpt from 'man lspci';

-n Show PCI vendor and device codes as numbers instead of looking them up
in the PCI ID list.
With the 'lspci -vv';
Quote:
excerpt 'man lspci';

-vv Be very verbose and display more details. This level includes every-
thing deemed useful.
You get everything, in that way you can identify subsystems visually. Otherwise a PCI ID database can be used: PCI ID database/repository

 
  


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