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I tried installing Mandriva and could not get it to work.
Normally I would not recommend this, but you should try Pclinuxos.
The connection should be setup out of the box.
And it is a livecd, so you can make sure that it works before installing.
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
danvds3 - Thanks for your help! Knowing how to open terminals and "run as root" isn't instinctive to many of us. Thank you for understanding that even such a 'simple' task is alien to a Linux noob
budman7 - Thanks for the advice. I'm downloading TR3 now
Yeah no problem, linux is a learning experience and I understand that you have to speak differently to different people!
ever need help, i'll try to help you!
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
Trying my best (for a noob) to get this wireless going
I think I've done everything right per this posting so far, but still no luck. Here's a useful result from the console to see what I've got so far:
[root@localhost dmelnyk]# urpmi ndiswrapper
Package ndiswrapper-1.21-2mdv2007.1.i586 is already installed
Packages ndiswrapper-1.21-2mdv2007.1.i586 can not be installed
[root@localhost dmelnyk]# /sbin/ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F:8D:A4:18
inet addr:192.168.1.103 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe8d:a418/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:12416 errors:1 dropped:2 overruns:1 frame:0
TX packets:7999 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:15790342 (15.0 MiB) TX bytes:717069 (700.2 KiB)
Interrupt:6 Base address:0x4800
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:560 (560.0 b) TX bytes:560 (560.0 b)
So as you can see, ndiswrapper is insatlled, and also I've pulled down madwifi from the config console. However, my problem right now is that each time I go to the console to set up wireless, it comes back with no devices found. I've got a Toshiba laptop (L15-S104 Satellite) with the Atheros internal card. Any thoughts?
Thanks for any/all help...
- Join Date
- Jun 2005
- San Francisco, CA
I'm really not trying to disrespect Linux - I would like to master it - but you all seem to have either forgotten what a minefield of jargon the OS is.
Please let us know how getting into a terminal window works for you, since as you've correctly deduced, that is the first step.