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Originally Posted by waterhead Code: lsusb That won't give a lot of info, but it will show the device ID number (like 0846:6a00). Take a look at the NDISwrapper web ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    Code:
    lsusb
    That won't give a lot of info, but it will show the device ID number (like 0846:6a00).

    Take a look at the NDISwrapper web site under Documents/Wiki --> List of cards know to work --> List M-N. Look for a match of the device ID that you found with lsusb.

    There also may already be a Linux driver loading for this, as Mike Tbob mentioned. To check for this enter this command and post the output.
    Code:
    lsmod
    lsusb gives this:

    [root@localhost Disk1]# lsusb
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 041e:401c Creative Technology, Ltd WebCam NX [PD1110]
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 026: ID 046d:c01b Logitech, Inc. MX310 Optical Mouse
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:c315 Logitech, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0557:7000 ATEN International Co., Ltd
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    lsmod gives this:

    [root@localhost Disk1]# lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    isofs 31484 1
    vboxdrv 55408 0
    nvidia 7851104 34
    fuse 38996 1
    snd_seq_dummy 3556 0
    snd_seq_oss 29824 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 7008 1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq 47152 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device 7340 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    sis900 20416 0
    mii 5408 1 sis900
    snd_hda_intel 283644 0
    snd_hwdep 7556 1 snd_hda_intel
    af_packet 18088 2
    snd_pcm_oss 37376 0
    snd_mixer_oss 14592 1 snd_pcm_oss
    video 15560 0
    snd_intel8x0 29692 2
    snd_ac97_codec 97028 1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus 2880 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm 69124 4 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_co dec
    snd_timer 19748 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_page_alloc 8648 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    thermal 11560 0
    sbs 16840 0
    snd 45188 15 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_intel,s nd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,sn d_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    soundcore 6752 1 snd
    fan 4452 0
    container 4192 0
    button 6896 0
    dock 7728 0
    battery 10568 0
    ac 4612 0
    ide_cd 35360 1
    cdrom 34176 1 ide_cd
    binfmt_misc 9640 1
    loop 14340 0
    nls_utf8 2624 1
    ntfs 253928 1
    dm_mod 48224 0
    cpufreq_ondemand 7532 0
    cpufreq_conservative 6696 0
    cpufreq_powersave 2368 0
    freq_table 4768 1 cpufreq_ondemand
    processor 26408 1 thermal
    sis_agp 7524 1
    nvram 8328 0
    via_agp 8960 0
    amd64_agp 10308 0
    agpgart 27880 4 nvidia,sis_agp,via_agp,amd64_agp
    mmc_block 9732 0
    sdhci 15500 0
    mmc_core 23108 2 mmc_block,sdhci
    sbp2 20360 0
    ohci1394 32592 0
    ieee1394 81432 2 sbp2,ohci1394
    pata_jmicron 5056 0
    ahci 18756 0
    ata_piix 12228 0
    ata_generic 5796 0
    libata 107152 4 pata_jmicron,ahci,ata_piix,ata_generic
    scsi_mod 125804 2 sbp2,libata
    bttv 166452 0
    video_buf 20644 1 bttv
    ir_common 30660 1 bttv
    i2c_algo_bit 6436 1 bttv
    btcx_risc 4808 1 bttv
    tveeprom 15024 1 bttv
    i2c_core 20448 4 nvidia,bttv,i2c_algo_bit,tveeprom
    floppy 54116 0
    yenta_socket 23820 0
    rsrc_nonstatic 12064 1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core 33524 2 yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    capability 4168 0
    commoncap 6240 1 capability
    gspca 675568 0
    zc0301 44772 0
    compat_ioctl32 1984 2 bttv,zc0301
    videodev 27392 3 bttv,gspca,zc0301
    v4l1_compat 14436 2 bttv,videodev
    v4l2_common 16192 3 bttv,zc0301,videodev
    usbmouse 4960 0
    tsdev 7328 0
    evdev 8672 4
    usbkbd 6368 0
    ext3 117608 2
    jbd 50504 1 ext3
    usbhid 38688 0
    ff_memless 5416 1 usbhid
    ehci_hcd 30828 0
    ohci_hcd 19876 0
    usbcore 113832 8 gspca,zc0301,usbmouse,usbkbd,usbhid,ehci_hcd,ohci_ hcd
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    Some have reported getting this card working using a Win98 driver. Try the 9x32drv folder.
    Tired the Win98 driver, no luck. Again, thanks for all your help. Hopefully we can get this working.
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    Was the USB card plugged in when you ran the lsusb command? I don't see anything even close. I see the keyboard(046d:c315), Optical mouse(046d:c01b), Webcam (041e:401c)and I think a USB HUB(0557:7000).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Was the USB card plugged in when you ran the lsusb command? I don't see anything even close. I see the keyboard(046d:c315), Optical mouse(046d:c01b), Webcam (041e:401c)and I think a USB HUB(0557:7000).
    Hey, Mike! Yes, I saw the same thing you're looking at. I called a buddy of mine after I posted the output, telling him that the card is not even showing up. We're just as confused as you are because the card is definitely plugged in. The USB hub you saw is my KVM switch. So I don't know what to make of this. hmmmm.... definitely explains all the "no device found that supports this driver" error messages I was getting. I'll get back to you when I got the card showing up on the computer and I've tried retracing my previous steps.

    Thanks for hanging in there with me you guys! I really do appreciate it. We'll get this!

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    There may be a problem with the USB port that you are using. Plug it in to a different port and run lsusb again. Another way to get some info is to first unplug the device, then enter this command.
    Code:
    tail -f /var/log/messages
    Now plug in the device and look at the system messages. Let us know what it says.

    Do you have this working on WIndows? That would be a sign if it is a working device, or not.
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    Hey Paul! Ok, this is the output after unplugging the device:
    [root@localhost /]# tail -f /var/log/messages
    Apr 22 21:23:57 localhost ntfs-3g[19975]: Mounted /dev/hdb1 (Read-Write, label "DRV2_VOL1", NTFS 3.1)
    Apr 22 21:23:57 localhost ntfs-3g[19975]: Cmdline options: rw,umask=0,locale=en_US.UTF-8
    Apr 22 21:23:57 localhost ntfs-3g[19975]: Mount options: rw,silent,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,fsname=/dev/hdb1,blkdev,blksize=4096
    Apr 22 21:39:11 localhost kernel: usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3
    Apr 22 21:39:11 localhost kernel: usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    Apr 22 21:39:11 localhost kernel: drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 3 if 1 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04B8 pid 0x0802
    Apr 22 21:39:11 localhost kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver usblp
    Apr 22 21:39:11 localhost kernel: drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
    Apr 22 22:01:01 localhost crond[20057]: (root) CMD (nice -n 19 run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
    Apr 22 22:01:01 localhost msec: set variable SystemMenu to true in /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf
    Once I plug the device in, the following is what appears:

    Apr 22 22:04:08 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 17
    Apr 22 22:04:09 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: device not accepting address 17, error -32
    Apr 22 22:04:09 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 18
    Apr 22 22:04:09 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: device not accepting address 18, error -32
    Apr 22 22:04:09 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 19
    Apr 22 22:04:09 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: device descriptor read/64, error -32
    Apr 22 22:04:09 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: device descriptor read/64, error -32
    Apr 22 22:04:10 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 20
    Apr 22 22:04:10 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: device descriptor read/64, error -32
    Now, as for Windows, I plugged into my Vista Laptop and it did appear to be working fine. So this is what I did next: I removed the USB Cord extension and this was the output:

    Apr 22 22:11:09 localhost kernel: usb 3-6: device descriptor read/64, error -32
    Apr 22 22:11:41 localhost kernel: usb 3-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 29
    Apr 22 22:11:42 localhost kernel: usb 3-6: device not accepting address 29, error -32
    Apr 22 22:11:42 localhost kernel: usb 3-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 30
    Apr 22 22:11:42 localhost kernel: usb 3-6: device not accepting address 30, error -32
    Apr 22 22:11:42 localhost kernel: usb 3-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 31
    Apr 22 22:11:42 localhost kernel: usb 3-6: device descriptor read/64, error -32
    Apr 22 22:11:43 localhost kernel: usb 3-6: device descriptor read/64, error -32
    Apr 22 22:11:43 localhost kernel: usb 3-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 32
    Apr 22 22:11:43 localhost kernel: usb 3-6: device descriptor read/64, error -32
    It appears to be identical. So I take this to mean the device is working properly and the cord extension is not interfering. Do you you guys agree?
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    Try booting up with the device already plugged in (if you haven't already).

    Also, some cards are disabled by Windows drivers. Go into the BIOS and enable wake-on-lan or network boot. This should keep the device initialized,
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    Try....
    I tried both, neither worked. I am beginning to think that this card just will not work with Linux. I might have to get another one. Any recommendations?
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    It may be the distro that you are using. Try an Ubuntu Live CD and see if it works with that. It will be cheaper than buying a new wireless.
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    Ok, I have made some headway. It isn't much, but it tells us a few things.

    There are 6 usb ports on my PCLOS computer. Only 3 of them are working. I plugged every usb device I had into those ports and none of them worked. I took all of the same devices and plugged into my Mint compter, worked like a charm.

    This would be consistent because the computer that has PCLOS installed on it used to be my Windows box until Windows kept dying on it and I had to reinstall it like every month. I just got so sick of it. Anyway! I know that my PCLOS computer (former Windows box) is on the fritz. So that explains something right there.

    Secondly, my wireless adapter works on my Vista laptop, that is no surprise. However, I can not get it to work on Mint. Well I know everything works fine on Mint. So this card just is not going to work with Linux.

    I tried Ubuntu. It's a great distro, but I love PCLOS and Mint way too much to go that route. Thanks for the suggestion, though. Wireless Adapters are not that expensive these days. I am assuming D-Link or Belkin would be my best bet for Linux. What does everybody else think?
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    You shouldn't give up on your USB wireless until you at least try it in a working USB port. You may be better off getting a USB 2.0 PCI card, to replace your bad USB ports.

    The only wireless that I actually purchased separately is a PCI card. I got the cheapest one that Best Buy had, a Buffalo Wireless -G High Speed PCI Adapter. It turns out that it has a Broadcom chipset that works with NDISwrapper, and/or the b43 Linux driver.

    Note: Buffalo had a notice saying that it can't sell wireless-g in the USA anymore because of a lawsuit by CISCO.
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