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Wireless Card Question For Ubuntu Nube

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#1 d3phext


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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:45 PM

hello all - in a few days i'll be putting a linksys PCI wireless card into a ubuntu (fawn) knockaround, (neither of which are with me right now)
and was generally wondering what to expect for a smooth startup. what's going to happen when i turn it on for the first time, where should i
get the drivers from (or do i even have to). basically i've never added hardware to a linux machine, so if you can tell me anything with this
admittedly vague information that may save me some time or worry, i'd surely appreciate it!

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#2 madman6510


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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:55 PM

Ubuntu will generally automatically detect and install most hardware you give it, but in the case that it doesn't detect, then a quick Google for drivers will probably find you some decent drivers.

#3 joejimbo


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Posted 09 January 2008 - 10:49 PM

just as madman said the experience should be quite smooth, just in my case my wireless wasn't working and had to spend hours figuring out how to install the software to install the drivers (I didn't have the option of an ethernet line) . Only tip can really give you if things go sour is to look up ndiswrapper tutorials and keep that live cd of ubuntu handy, it has packages that aren't defalutly installed within it which I believe you'll need.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:55 PM

Agreed, I've read [and experienced] some hardware not working in linux. Try to get a quick look on what brand and model your Wireless card is. It might work flawlessly, but again, it might not. :thumbsup:

A few days ago, I installed Ubuntu for the first time, couldn't get its sound to work, researched about it for a few days and got it working. My network adaptor seems to work just fine though. :flowers:
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