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    daark.child I installed everything in one partition. So does that mean if I decide to re-install I should not do the format?

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    To see a list of all modules loaded on your system, use this command.
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    lsmod
    Post the output so I can see it.
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    Hi Paul as per your request see results of the lsmod command below:

    lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    af_packet 23812 2
    i915 32512 2
    drm 82452 3 i915
    rfcomm 41744 2
    l2cap 25728 13 rfcomm
    bluetooth 61156 4 rfcomm,l2cap
    ppdev 10372 0
    cpufreq_stats 7104 0
    cpufreq_userspace 5284 0
    cpufreq_conservative 8712 0
    cpufreq_ondemand 9740 0
    freq_table 5536 2 cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
    cpufreq_powersave 2688 0
    container 5632 0
    sbs 15112 0
    sbshc 7680 1 sbs
    dock 11280 0
    iptable_filter 3840 0
    ip_tables 14820 1 iptable_filter
    x_tables 16132 1 ip_tables
    parport_pc 36260 0
    lp 12324 0
    parport 37832 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    joydev 13120 0
    battery 14212 0
    ac 6916 0
    snd_hda_intel 344856 3
    snd_pcm_oss 42144 0
    snd_mixer_oss 17920 1 snd_pcm_oss
    sky2 47620 0
    snd_pcm 78596 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_hda_intel
    ndiswrapper 192920 0
    snd_seq_dummy 4868 0
    snd_seq_oss 35584 0
    snd_seq_midi 9376 0
    video 19856 0
    output 4736 1 video
    snd_rawmidi 25760 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 8320 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 54224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    psmouse 40336 0
    snd_timer 24836 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 9612 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    serio_raw 7940 0
    button 9232 0
    snd 56996 17 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_ seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    acer_acpi 18112 0
    led_class 6020 1 acer_acpi
    intel_agp 25492 1
    shpchp 34452 0
    pci_hotplug 30880 1 shpchp
    wmi_acer 9644 1 acer_acpi
    agpgart 34760 3 drm,intel_agp
    soundcore 8800 1 snd
    pcspkr 4224 0
    evdev 13056 6
    iTCO_wdt 13092 0
    iTCO_vendor_support 4868 1 iTCO_wdt
    ext3 136840 1
    jbd 48404 1 ext3
    mbcache 9600 1 ext3
    sr_mod 17956 0
    cdrom 37408 1 sr_mod
    pata_acpi 8320 0
    sg 36880 0
    sd_mod 30720 3
    usbhid 32128 0
    hid 38784 1 usbhid
    ata_piix 19588 0
    ahci 28548 2
    ata_generic 8324 0
    libata 159344 4 pata_acpi,ata_piix,ahci,ata_generic
    scsi_mod 151436 4 sr_mod,sg,sd_mod,libata
    ehci_hcd 37900 0
    uhci_hcd 27024 0
    usbcore 146412 5 ndiswrapper,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    thermal 16796 0
    processor 37384 2 thermal
    fan 5636 0
    fbcon 42912 0
    tileblit 3456 1 fbcon
    font 9472 1 fbcon
    bitblit 6784 1 fbcon
    softcursor 3072 1 bitblit
    fuse 50708 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by blommie View Post
    daark.child I installed everything in one partition. So does that mean if I decide to re-install I should not do the format?
    If you decide to reinstall everything will be overwritten, so you could backup any important files and then do a clean installation.

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    The only wireless driver that I see loading is NDISwrapper, so that's not the problem.

    At this point, the only thing you can do is reinstall the windows driver, or if that doesn't work, re-install NDISwrapper. (Or you could install the Linux drivers).
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    Can you guys tell me which distro will be the most reliable when it comes to wireless networking specially on my Acer Aspire 4315 Notebook and with the drivers available.

    Thanks

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    openSUSE and Mandriva seem to have very good hardware support, so they maybe worth looking at.

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    Hi I'm thinking about starting all over again by re-installing Elyssa or even upgrading to Felicia or another distro. i.e openSUSE or Mandriva

    Can you please give me suggestions on that road please. All I want is a reliable wireless connection in the OS also I have a problem with my CD /DVD COMBO player so I will have to do the re-install/upgrade/change via USB .... What are you thoughts on that please as a layman I am open for suggestions.

    Thanks

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    I would replace the DVD drive. It will make installations sooo much easier,

    As for wireless support in different distros. They all use the same basic Linux kernel, so the support should be the same. Some may use a different kernel version, and support may be different in different kernels. This can easily be changed after installation.

    If you are looking for a distro where wireless setup is easier, then Linux Mint is one of the easiest. It is Ubuntu based, so any Ubuntu version is generally easier to setup wireless in.

    Where wireless support is not always easy is in the different hardware. Some wireless chipsets have better support than others. As usual, this is always being worked on, so updating/installing drivers may be needed for some wireless chipsets.
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    Paul and daark.child thanks for all your help it's much appreciated. Just to let you kow I have this other weird problem with my notebook I can play dvd's but music/data cd's wont play at all they don't register at all. The green LED comes on it tries a few spins then stops. DVD movies no problem. So what I will do is, I have Elyssa on a cd I will copy it onto a dvd and then re-boot the notebook from the dvd and start all over again. Then hopefully I will get wireless WPA and my cd back to working normal. I will take it from there then. Gosh it sounds all good but I know in the real world it ormally does not happen that easy specially with Linux. Don't get me wrong I'm not shooting linux down it's just with my knowledge of it makes it just that much more complicated.

    Thanks once again.

    Riaan

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