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    Wireless card hell


    Linux is really starting to irritate me, sorry guys, but it is.

    I installed Ubuntu, and my wireless card worked out of the box but I couldn't get it working with my wired connection.

    I installed Mandriva and I can't get it working with my wireless card, it gives me an error: "Your wireless card is disabled, please enable the wireless switch (RF kill switch) first."

    My wired connection starts up just fine in Mandriva, but no websites load for me! wtf? I did everything I knew how to do with my settings, but nothing worked.

    I would use Ubuntu, but it has way too many issues and I want to be happy overall with my distribution and not use a certain distribution because it's the only one that works with my wireless card.

    So anyways, any idea how to get a Belkin wireless card setup on mandriva and any ideas why my wired connection isn't working properly in mandriva/ubuntu?

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    Both devices are PCI? From the command line as su, do:
    Code:
     /sbin/lspci | grep net
    and copy and post the results here please.
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    Dapper Dan, first of all I like your username. Reminds of of a George Clooney movie.

    Secondly. since the time that I made that first post I uninstalled the Linux distribution that was giving me dharrhea and installed PCLinuxOS which has no problems with my wireless card.

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    I'm glad you got things going for you! Yes, I love that movie, and it's where I got my unsername. I've been using it on various boards ever since the movie came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan View Post
    I'm glad you got things going for you! Yes, I love that movie, and it's where I got my unsername. I've been using it on various boards ever since the movie came out.
    Pomade Vendor: I can get the part from Bristol. It'll take two weeks, here's your pomade.
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Two weeks? That don't do me no good.
    Pomade Vendor: Nearest Ford auto man's Bristol.
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Hold on, I don't want this pomade. I want Dapper Dan.
    Pomade Vendor: I don't carry Dapper Dan, I carry Fop.
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, I don't want Fop, ******* it! I'm a Dapper Dan man!
    Pomade Vendor: Watch your language, young feller, this is a public market. Now if you want Dapper Dan, I can order it for you, have it in a couple of weeks.
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity. Two weeks from everywhere!

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    Lol! Now you've got me wanting to watch it again! When my wife and I saw it in the theatre the first time, and when it got to the part where Delmar thought the three sirens had turned Pete into a toad but had left his heart, I laughed so long and hard, other theatre goers were turning around and glaring at me... lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan View Post
    Lol! Now you've got me wanting to watch it again! When my wife and I saw it in the theatre the first time, and when it got to the part where Delmar thought the three sirens had turned Pete into a toad but had left his heart, I laughed so long and hard, other theatre goers were turning around and glaring at me... lol!
    Haha, ya, and the part when they are in the car:

    "Hey, I am just not sure if that toad there is Pete"
    "OF COURSE IT'S PETE, LOOK AT HIM!!"

    hahahahaha

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    I'm not a huge Clooney fan, but that movie really was different, lots of fun, and very entertaining, and he was good in it. The DVD was certainly worth the purchase.
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