Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:07 PM
I thought it was about time I tacked a Linux distro for real! I chose Ubuntu. It is installed on my old laptop, a Dell Latitude CPxH, I used 7.04 Alternate Install Cd, not live install. I have been trying o get my wireless card to work, with little success and I am out of ideas. Following online guides I installed ndiswrapper from my cd and found a driver for my device on the wiki list: mrv8k51.inf and went through the step, which I will list. All Done as ROOT
lspci ---My device seems to be listed Marvel w8300 802.11
lscp -n ---Got my PCI ID
ndiswrapper -i /home/stu/desktop/driver/xp/mrv8k51.inf
sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
couldn't find selection "W8100PCI.zerocfg" (3 times listed)
then I checked the driver:
mrv8k51 :driver installed device(11ab:1fa6) present
However there is not activity on the card and when I do
lo local loopback etc...
no wireless extensions.
This is my first real attempt using Linux and I am still getting used to the terminal so I would be grateful for any tips or advice as I am not 100% sure if I am doing the correct steps. Many guides say once driver is installed I should see wlan0 but I cannot seem to find it and there is no light or activity from the card at this time.