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As an elderly and absolute Linux beginner I would like to ask can someone tell me where/how to obtain drivers for: - a Lexmark Z601 printer and a Belkin Wireless ...
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    As an elderly and absolute Linux beginner I would like to ask can someone tell me where/how to obtain drivers for: - a Lexmark Z601 printer and a Belkin Wireless G network adaptor? I have Ubuntu 6.06 but will be upgrading to 6.1.
    Grateful thanks for any help. By the way, I do not speak fluent jargon!

    Paul S.

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    First off, welcome to the forums!

    For the printer, try this: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-49714.html

    What is the exact model of the Belkin adapter? Have you checked the belkin site?

    Do these things work in 6.06?

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask more.
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    Many thanks, Bryansmith, for your so prompt response.
    I have downloaded, using my W.nd.ws computer, a driver for my Lexmark z601 printer onto a CD but I seem to be unable to see how to get it from the disk into my Linux computer. I really need some 'hand-holding' here.

    The Belkin is described on the packet as 'Wireless G USB Network Adaptor'. No, I have not yet tried the Belkin site but will do so ASAP

    Paul S. (smith)

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    Ref my last I have just noticed a part No. on the driver which came inthe packet. Part No. F5D7050. I have found it in the Belkin list but the drivers there are for Microsoft stuff only.

    Paul S.

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    I have the same adaptor Paul! I've just started Linux as well Anyone give us a hand?
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    There appears to be two different versions that have support available on the ubuntu wiki. Do you have either version?

    As for the printer (assuming Paul S. is still watching this thread), if you put the CD in, it should be automounted and you should be able to copy the drivers off.
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    Printer drivers are usually already on the OS, have you tried configuring the printer from System > Administration > Printing

    Also post the output of lspci
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    Hi Tim,
    No, not for the adaptor. I did manage to get my printer working but I think things would be easier if I could get on to the internet.
    I will pass on info to you if I get lucky!
    Paul S

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    Upgrade NOW!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul S.
    I have Ubuntu 6.06 but will be upgrading to 6.1.
    You'd be well advised to upgrade from 6.06 to 6.10 immediately, if not sooner!
    Take this from someone who had much grief re. 6.06
    and whose grief was largely dissipated upon installing 6.10,instead!

    When you re-install, straight away it'll do 135+ system updates
    and with any luck, some of your problems will be then solved
    (things like..ability to read peripheral disks)
    - my Ubu 6.10 now cheerfully reads my CF card from the camera,
    and my USB flash-drive.

    Believe me, you need Ubu 6.10 a.s.a.p.
    ___________________________________
    - whatever!

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    Hi to Paul and everone else who contributed on this thread. I was doing some searching on various forums and found this application that supports our Belkin Wireless G Adaptor. Here is the link:

    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

    Here is a list of hardware it enables support for:

    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m....php/Main_Page

    Is it possible, if you have a hard disk installation of a distro, (lets say Backtrack 2) to incorporate ndiswrapper into it and put it on a 1G flash drive or make a live CD?

    Thanks,
    Tim
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