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I am running pendrive linux 08 from my 4 gig. micro cruzer. Everything works fine except for the wireless card. It does not turn on when I boot into Linux. ...
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    Unhappy Setting up wlan card on pendrive linux


    I am running pendrive linux 08 from my 4 gig. micro cruzer. Everything works fine except for the wireless card. It does not turn on when I boot into Linux. I am extremely new , any help is greatly appreciated. I am using Vista as my primary OS, and I am using a Compaq Presario C500. Help me please!!!

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    Does the wlan card work in windows? If it does, try to follow instructions in this link. Getting it to work is pretty difficult anyways but you might be in luck.

    NDISwrapper - Home

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    Sorry, I could not make heads or tails out of the instructions, plus it said that Vista drivers are not supported.

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    You will need to know more specific info about the wireless. Enter this into a terminal, and copy and post the output.
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    lspci
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    Here it is:

    [jrobb@localhost jrobb]$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
    06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)
    08:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    [jrobb@localhost jrobb]$

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    This is your wireless
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     06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)
    It most likely will use the b43 driver module. Check to see if it is loaded with this command.
    Code:
    lsmod
    If you see it in the list, then there is another problem. You may need to have firmware loaded for the wireless to work. Type in this command and check for any messages about the wireless. Post any that you think are important. Mainly, I am looking for a firmware error message.
    Code:
    dmesg
    This will output a lot, but look through it all.
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    Exclamation Help?!

    Hi I have an Dell Inspiron 600m and I am running pen drive linux 08 on a 4 gb pny flash drive. I can not get the wifi to work how would I get it to work? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

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    Follow the same advice that I posted for the original poster.
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    wifi

    I dont know anything about linux. I dont know what to do when I see Code: and something there. For example Code: dmesg . Also I dont know how to install things such as madwifi.
    Thanks for the fast reply

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    Commands are entered into a terminal, sometimes info is given in return. I don't know what the terminal window is called in Pen Drive Linux, look for it in the menu. It is similar to the command line window in windows.
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