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Hi I Have Mandriva Linux 2008 And Have Recently Installed It, I Am Trying To Install The Belkin Wireless Network Card On It And Having Trouble. Could This Be That ...
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    Cant Install Belkin Wireless Network Card On Laptop Running Mandriva Linux 2008


    Hi I Have Mandriva Linux 2008 And Have Recently Installed It, I Am Trying To Install The Belkin Wireless Network Card On It And Having Trouble. Could This Be That The Installion Cd That Comes With It Only Is Compatable With Windows.

    I Can Install It On Windows No Problem

    But Linux Is Very Hard To Use And I Have Tried To Install It But It Comes Up With Error Messages.

    Does Any One Know How To Install A Wirless Network Card For A Laptop Running Mandriva Linux 2008 Thanks

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    Hiya ant16151189, Welcome to the Forums.
    You need to know which chipset the card has before you can get it working with Linux, So fire up your Desktop and open a terminal/konsole window and type this command.
    /sbin/lspci
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    sudo /sbin/lspci
    Then post the output back here. BTW, the install CD is usually only good for Windows, but you might need the driver if you have to use a wrapper to make the card work.
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    Hi Its Saying No Such File Or Directory Thanks

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    It's saying no such directory or file when you type the above command?
    Try loggin in as root and then type the command
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    it says root logins are not allowed

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    Well then I would suppose you need the pciutils package installed, try browsing the install CD's and see if you can install that, unless you have a working internet connection then you can use your package manager to install it.
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    hi sorry i dont know what pciutils package is, whats the install cd, do you mean the disk i used to install mandriva linux on, and could you explain that a little more simplier, thanks

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    Yes, the install CD, the one you used to install Mandriva, try browsing that CD and look for a package named pciutils.x.x.rpm
    If you have a working network connection in Mandriva, you can also use the package manager (urpmi) to install it for you.
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    hi there is no file that you mentioned on the install cd, and where can i find the packet manager.

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    It will be in the Desktop Menu somewhere, I am not sure where.
    It's probably called package updater or software installer.
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