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So I dual boot my laptop with windows vist and linuxOS and for some reason linux does not recognize several of my drivers. My 3D and my wireless drivers. I ...
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    My wireless driver in is not recognized by LinuxOS


    So I dual boot my laptop with windows vist and linuxOS and for some reason linux does not recognize several of my drivers. My 3D and my wireless drivers. I tried hooking my laptop up directly to my internet to try and get it to work. I tried to locate the driver in linux and get it to find the driver that way but no luck. Can any one help?

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    It may help someone to solve your issue if you can identify what type of wireless and graphics hardware that you are using. If you are unsure, try using lspci to find out.

    Something like:

    Code:
    lspci | grep VGA
    to find your graphics adapter

    Code:
    lspci | grep -i net
    to find your wireless card

    Hope this helps get your issue solved faster.

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    If you are trying to get windows drivers to work in Linux, that usually isn't going to work.

    I will need some info to help you out. Please read the post linked to below, and post the output of the commands in it, here in this thread.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tup-linux.html
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    When i typed in the command it gave me this:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device [1002:7910]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device [1002:7912]
    00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device [1002:7915]
    00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device [1002:7916]
    00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device [1002:7917]
    00:12.0 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380]
    00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) [1002:4387]
    00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) [1002:4388]
    00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2) [1002:4389]
    00:13.3 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3) [1002:438a]
    00:13.4 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) [1002:438b]
    00:13.5 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) [1002:4386]
    00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 SMBus [1002:4385] (rev 14)
    00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE [1002:438c]
    00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Azalia [1002:4383]
    00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge [1002:438d]
    00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384]
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1200 Series [1002:791f]
    0e:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 01)
    14:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
    1a:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller [104c:8039]
    1a:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [104c:803a]
    1a:04.2 Mass storage controller [0180]: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) [104c:803b]
    1a:04.3 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller [104c:803c]


    What now?

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    This is the wireless card.
    Code:
    14:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
    According to the device ID number [168c:001c], it is supported by the new ath5k driver:
    ath5k - Linux Wireless

    That driver is available in newer kernels, or it can be installed using the compat-wireless package available here.
    Download - Linux Wireless
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    I think i need step by step instructions on how to set my internet up because I got the kernel but now when i go on to linux i have no clue what to do with it.

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    I'm not familiar with any Linux distribution called linuxOS, so I can't help with specific setup instructions. Maybe they have a web site with the information that you need.
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    alright thanks

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    I check for a distro named LinuxOS at distrowatch. They have no listing of a distro of that name. Are you sure of the name of the distro that you installed? The correct information is essential, if anyone is going to help.
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    I checked and it is on that web site i just forgot it is actually PCLinuxOS not LinuxOS

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