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    Needing help with wireless


    Being new to Linux I am lost in the woods but slowly finding my way. I have just tried my 3rd version of Linux on advise from others but still no luck. I have a Dell desktop computer presently running a dual boot with Ubunto 9.04 & Windows XP. I have a Linksys WUSB 100 hooked up for my wireless. Ubunto does not find anything wireless but my windows is working fine. After struggling for a week and downloading the quick reference guide I finally found the terminal and figured out how to use it, sort of. Here is all the info I was directed to send from my PC. Not that all this really means much to me. Can someone guide a new user??? Thanx

    thom@thom-Ubuntu904:~$ sudo lsusb
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 1307:0165 Transcend Information, Inc.
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1241:1177 Belkin F8E842-DL Mouse
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1737:0070 Linksys
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1307:0165 Transcend Information, Inc.
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0553:0002 STMicroelectronics Imaging Division (VLSI Vision) CPiA WebCam
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 03f0:5411 Hewlett-Packard Officejet 4300
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    thom@thom-Ubuntu904:~$

    thom@thom-Ubuntu904:~$ sudo lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    nls_iso8859_1 12032 2
    nls_cp437 13696 2
    vfat 18816 2
    fat 58272 1 vfat
    binfmt_misc 16776 1
    r128 47232 2
    drm 96296 3 r128
    bridge 56340 0
    stp 10500 1 bridge
    bnep 20224 2
    input_polldev 11912 0
    video 25360 0
    output 11008 1 video
    lp 17156 0
    ppdev 15620 0
    dcdbas 15264 0
    snd_intel8x0 37532 3
    snd_ac97_codec 112292 1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus 9856 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
    snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 82948 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss

    thom@thom-Ubuntu904:~$ sudo dmesg
    [ 0.000000] last_pfn = 0x2ff77 max_arch_pfn = 0x100000
    [ 0.000000] Scanning 2 areas for low memory corruption
    [ 0.000000] modified physical RAM map:
    [ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000000000 - 0000000000002000 (usable)
    [ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000002000 - 0000000000006000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000006000 - 0000000000007000 (usable)
    [ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000007000 - 0000000000010000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000010000 - 0000000000093000 (usable)
    [ 0.000000] modified: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000100000 - 000000002ff77000 (usable)
    [ 0.000000] modified: 000000002ff77000 - 000000002ff79000 (ACPI NVS)
    [ 0.000000] modified: 000000002ff79000 - 0000000030000000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] modified: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec10000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] modified: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee10000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] modified: 00000000ffb00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
    [ 0.000000] kernel direct mapping tables up to 2ff77000 @ 10000-16000
    [ 0.000000] RAMDISK: 2f834000 - 2ff66b36
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: RSDP 000FD570, 0014 (r0 DELL )
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: RSDT 000FD584, 0034 (r1 DELL GX240 6 ASL 61)
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: FACP 000FD5B8, 0074 (r1 DELL GX240 6 ASL 61)
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: DSDT FFFE3C22, 2370 (r1 DELL dt_ex 1000 MSFT 100000D)
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: FACS 2FF77000, 0040
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: SSDT FFFE5F92, 00A7 (r1 DELL st_ex 1000 MSFT 100000D)
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: APIC 000FD62C, 005C (r1 DELL GX240 6 ASL 61)
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: BOOT 000FD688, 0028 (r1 DELL GX240 6 ASL 61)
    [ 0.000000] ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
    [ 0.000000] 0MB HIGHMEM available.
    [ 0.000000] 767MB LOWMEM available.
    [ 0.000000] mapped low ram: 0 - 2ff77000
    [ 0.000000] low ram: 00000000 - 2ff77000
    [ 0.000000] bootmap 00012000 - 00017ff0
    [ 0.000000] (9 early reservations) ==> bootmem [0000000000 - 002ff77000]
    [ 0.000000] #0 [0000000000 - 0000001000] BIOS data page ==> [0000000000 - 0000001000]
    [ 0.000000] #1 [0000001000 - 0000002000] EX TRAMPOLINE ==> [0000001000 - 0000002000]
    [ 0.000000] #2 [0000006000 - 0000007000] TRAMPOLINE ==> [0000006000 - 0000007000]
    [ 0.000000] #3 [0000100000 - 000087c52c] TEXT DATA BSS ==> [0000100000 - 000087c52c]
    [ 0.000000] #4 [002f834000 - 002ff66b36] RAMDISK ==> [002f834000 - 002ff66b36]
    [ 0.000000] #5 [000087d000 - 0000881000] INIT_PG_TABLE ==> [000087d000 - 0000881000]
    [ 0.000000] #6 [000009fc00 - 0000100000] BIOS reserved ==> [000009fc00 - 0000100000]
    [ 0.000000] #7 [0000010000 - 0000012000] PGTABLE ==> [0000010000 - 0000012000]
    [ 0.000000] #8 [0000012000 - 0000018000] BOOTMAP ==> [0000012000 - 0000018000]
    [ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00fe710] 000fe710
    [ 0.000000] Zone PFN ranges:
    [ 0.000000] DMA 0x00000000 -> 0x00001000
    [ 0.000000] Normal 0x00001000 -> 0x0002ff77



    thom@thom-Ubuntu904:~$ sudo dmesg I grep firmware
    Usage: dmesg [-c] [-n level] [-s bufsize]

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    As far as I can tell, your usb adapter uses the Ralink rt2870 driver. There is a linux driver for this, but it looks like it's got some bugs to work out. It looks like it could be trouble to get it working. You could try this: HowTo: WLAN Ralink RT2870 USB Stick + (K)Ubuntu 8.10 a p f e l k r a u t . o r g

    Or try using the windows xp drivers with ndiswrapper. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper

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    I just wanted to thank everyone for their input. It has became quite obvious to me that this is next to impossible to set up without alot of reading on my part ( already read the pocket guide and reference ) and alot of trial and error. As I have 5 computer to try to connect to wireless I will be putting off switching them until I can get a better understanding of all this. After two weeks I have finally came to the realization that I think I have to change the information in the Makefile but am not sure how or exactly to what. The manual really didn't go into this make and configure and compiling stuff so until I can become more of an expert I will just try things on my own for a while. It seems to me that Linux users seem to forget that ex Windows users really have no clue on alot of this. As I said, Thank You everyone for all the help and support and I hope to be back soon as less on a newbe.

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