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hi i am very new to mandriva. I recently installed it on my laptop and the wireless will not work at all. i tried finding the drivers but was unsuccessful. ...
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    hi i am very new to mandriva. I recently installed it on my laptop and the wireless will not work at all. i tried finding the drivers but was unsuccessful. please help me get started the only way i can connect is by ethernet. my email is thouk@cox.net

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    What chipset does the card use? To find out, start a terminal and enter
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    lsusb
    and
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    /sbin/lspci | grep -i net

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    ok do yo umean go to the menu button then click run? like i said i am completely new to this. also i have another question how can i change my boot options for windows now b/c i selected the wrong directory when installing linux to boot windows.

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    You need to go to the subsection called System in the menu and choose the entry for Terminal (or Konsole) and when the program is running enter the commands I posted above.

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    bash: lsusb: command not found
    thats what happens when i type the command
    [tim@localhost ~]$
    that is what i see when i start the konsole then after that i type the commands you told me too. sorry i am pretty stupid at this

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    For the lsusb issue, you need to install usbutils which may not be easy if you don't already have a network connection. If you have hook up to a wired network and install the packages you need. What about the lspci command? What was the output?

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    the output was the same for the other command

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    also i do have an internet connection with my ethernet i just can't get a wireless one

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    If you have an ethernet connection, setup the main, contrib, plf and updates repos for your version of Mandriva using the instructions at easyurpmi. After that install usbutils and pciutils and then run the commands I posted above.

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