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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!
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.