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Hey folks! I'm running the new PcLinux on my VirtualBox. I'm a full time Ubuntu/Gnome user, so KDE is not familiar to me at all. There does not seem to ...
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    PcLinux: Need help with configuring wireless


    Hey folks!
    I'm running the new PcLinux on my VirtualBox. I'm a full time Ubuntu/Gnome user, so KDE is not familiar to me at all.
    There does not seem to be anyplace/reference for wireless configuration!
    In other words, I can't get online.
    Thanks!

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    This is a great reason to always know how to achieve wirelessness from the command line. That way, no matter what distro you run, you can get 'er done.

    The first thing to know is what the chipset is on your wireless card. Open a terminal, become su and do:
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci
    Find the line about your wireless device, (if it's pci) and post it here. If it is a usb device, we need to see:
    Code:
    /sbin/lsusb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan View Post
    This is a great reason to always know how to achieve wirelessness from the command line. That way, no matter what distro you run, you can get 'er done.

    The first thing to know is what the chipset is on your wireless card. Open a terminal, become su and do:
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci
    Find the line about your wireless device, (if it's pci) and post it here. If it is a usb device, we need to see:
    Code:
    /sbin/lsusb
    You peaked my interest my friend! I will get back to you. My Linksys Wusb antenna has always worked right out of the box with Ubuntu. I'm a newb when it comes to the KDE desktop environment.
    Will post the results of your requests soon!
    Thanks!

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    /sbin/lspci /sbin/lsusb

    "No such file or directory"
    Unless i'm doing something wrong.
    Code:
    sudo /sbin/lspci

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    Different distros will put these commands in different places... Try:
    Code:
    lspci
    and
    Code:
    lsusb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan View Post
    Different distros will put these commands in different places... Try:
    Code:
    lspci
    and
    Code:
    lsusb
    That did it!
    Here are the results of "lspci":
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma] (rev 02)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II]
    00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter
    00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 40)
    00:04.0 System peripheral: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Guest Service
    00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 0
    Nothing came up for "lsusb" which is strange because I'm writing this reply via my Ubuntu 7.10 OS which is a guest system! The only way for it to be accessing the net is by using my Linksys Wireless usb right? Virtual machines use host resources correct?
    "iwconfig" gives me this:
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.
    I have PCLinuxOS, LinuxMint, and Ubuntu 7.10 as virtual machines. LinuxMint and Ubuntu are both online. The only problem I'm having is with PCLinuxOS. So I figured that it's not a virtualbox issue. Give me a minute and I'll shut down VM, and do another lspci and lsusb from my host machine.

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    OK.,
    here are the results coming from my host OS. (Ubuntu Feisty Fawn):
    Code:
    lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
    00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
    00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
    00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
    00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
    00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M800 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
    00:08.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder (rev 05)
    00:0f.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
    00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
    00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
    00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
    00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
    00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
    00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 7
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (rev 01)
    01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (Secondary) (rev 01)
    Code:
    lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 077b:2219 Linksys WUSB11 V2.6 802.11b Adapter
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    So there you go my friend. Think I'll try the PCLinuxOS Live CD without using VM, and see if it sees my Wireless. HEY.,THERES an idea!

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