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17th October 2006, 04:13 PM
Hi, I have a generic PCI card in my PC but there are no drivers or disc with it, where can I download the drivers it is a WLVP2454NM

17th October 2006, 04:46 PM

It might help if we knew what kind of card ti was. Video, ide controller, usb card, etc. You might also do lspci and see how the system is identifying it.


17th October 2006, 04:48 PM
According to this thread (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?p=319294), it looks like it should work. Unfortunately not a lot of information was provided in that thread as to the steps taken.

Could you do an lspci, and also confirm the chipset on that wireless card?

17th October 2006, 07:07 PM
It is a wireless PCI card, what is an Ispci?

17th October 2006, 07:14 PM
What is an Ispci? how would I recognise which is the chipset number? it has plowtech on it and the FCC ID is 07J-WLVP2454-NM there is another number on a barcode 00032F24FDFB

17th October 2006, 07:24 PM
It is LSPCI ("ls" is the *nix "list" command, and "pci" is, well... your PCI bus).

Just lowercase, not uppers.

17th October 2006, 07:52 PM
thanks, I am new to this sort of thing, the card is not recognised in system on the pc through control panel, how do I do this lspci....?

17th October 2006, 07:55 PM
the system does not recognise it as I cant find it in control panel/system/device manager, how do I do this lspci.....? I am new to this sort of thing.

17th October 2006, 08:03 PM
Open up any terminal
type in su then hit [enter]
type in your root password at the prompt (the lspci command requires root priveleges)
type in lspci
you can dump the output to a file by doing lspci > lspci.txt if you like.

17th October 2006, 08:18 PM
what do you mean by any terminal and root password? I am a novice at this. It may be a US/UK language thing or me being dumb,

17th October 2006, 08:38 PM
Under your menus, you should see some terminal apps. Pick one. Sometimes they are called "shells" or "consoles". It will look like a DOS prompt to you when you run it, as it is text-ony command line.