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uperjer
13th July 2005, 01:38 AM
hi. i'm a complete and utter n00b when it comes to linux. i just installed a copy of fedora core 4 on my computer to run a dual boot system (i'm running xp right now). i tried using the OS, and everything seems kosher except for the fact that i can't connect to the internet. i'm using a d-link airplus DWL-520+ PCI network adaptor, and i have no idea how to install the drivers onto fedora core 4. if possible, i'd like to just burn the drivers to a cd from my xp (ie, a .iso) and install them there. i was reading the forums and found you guys talking about some script that i have no idea how to use. remember, this is my first foray into the world of linux.

anyway, i'd appreciate any help you could give me.

uperjer
14th July 2005, 05:12 AM
anyone? bueller?

bitrain
14th July 2005, 10:01 AM
What is the output of /sbin/lspci
We need to know the chipset so we can see which driver you need.


if possible, i'd like to just burn the drivers to a cd from my xp (ie, a .iso) and install them there.No, drivers for windows don't work under linux (without a wrapper), linux is an entirely different system. But sometimes you can use ndiswrapper and use that as a wrapper for your xp drivers.

uperjer
14th July 2005, 01:20 PM
i think i may have found something here:

acx100.sourceforge.net

unfortuniately, i have no idea how to install the drivers.

and to bitrain: i have no idea what you're talking about... i've been a windows user for the past 10 years, and started messing with linux 2 days ago. :confused:

bitrain
14th July 2005, 02:11 PM
Open a terminal and type /sbin/lspci and press enter, you'll see a list with your hardware, copy and paste it to here.
Nevermind the 2nd part of my post, it's not important.

uperjer
16th July 2005, 02:10 AM
unfortuniately, i can't copy and paste. you see, i can't connect to the internet when i run linux, so i have to post using xp. i can't copy and paste across the dual boot.

bitrain
16th July 2005, 09:49 AM
Write down the line that has info on your wireless, something like this (this is my network card)

00:10.0 Network controller: RaLink Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rev 01)

uperjer
17th July 2005, 06:03 AM
okay, temporary solution. i took the gaming adaptor off my xbox and ran an ethernet cord from my ethernet port to it. connects wirelessly no problem, but i'd still like to get this D-Link wireless card working if i can.
here's the info you requested.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 645xx (rev 51)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0003
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
00:09.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 100 22Mbps Wireless Interface
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9600 AS]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 ?? [Radeon 9550] (Secondary)

thank you very much for trying to help me out.