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Hello everyone I've often tinkered with Linux and downloaded many flavours, however my wlan card never works - its not recognised. I've just downloaded some linux drivers and ideally would ...
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    Post LInux Drivers for wfi card


    Hello everyone

    I've often tinkered with Linux and downloaded many flavours, however my wlan card never works - its not recognised.

    I've just downloaded some linux drivers and ideally would like to install the card and try, to begin with Puppy Linux.

    I have a deb file, a tar file and a rpm zip directory. The card is a Safecome SLWC-54108

    What do I do next after I run Puppy from the to install the drivers?


    Hope to hear from you

    Simon

    PS Am a linux novice but would dearly love to learn more.

    Thanks

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    Welcome to the forums, Simon!

    I don't run any wireless devices myself so can't help your wifi issue directly, but here's a HowTo giving the steps to several different ways of installing software under Linux that might help to get you going:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html

    Also, note that you can often find specific installation instructions within some downloaded files themselves once you've extracted them.

    Let us know how it goes.
    oz

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    Post the output of these commands, so that we can see what type of chipset it uses.
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci
    Code:
    /sbin/lsusb
    If the command is not found, try without the path (/sbin/).
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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